DJ Cho new business development manager in KoreaEcochlor is pleased to announce the opening of a new regional office in Korea to increase support of shipyards and owners in their efforts toward ballast water management compliance.

DongJu (DJ) Cho will be leading the efforts in Korea as the new Regional Business Development Manager. Mr. Cho has more than 30 years of experience working in the Korean shipbuilding and shipping industry. Mr. Cho has achieved great success in a career that has seen him take on various job positions, starting as System Engineer and progressing to Senior Ship Sales Engineering Department Manager for shipyards. More recently he has had positions as Sales Director & Project Management with Wilhelmsen; Hamworthy (Wartsila); Hach & Trojan; OceanSaver; and, Coldharbour. Mr. Cho has deep-rooted relationships with most of the major Korean shipyards and shipowners.

Due to his vast experience with shipbuilding and shipping companies, Mr. Cho brings an exceptional set of qualifications to his new position. His ability to clarify any technical issues for shipowners and their representatives during sales meetings will be an added asset as they make crucial decisions that impact their vessels.

When asked what inspires him as part of a business development team, Mr. Cho responds ─ “I think it’s very important to meet each and every one of my customer’s level of satisfaction. With Ecochlor I can provide my clients with a ballast water management system that decades of proven reliability and easy operation. Finding the best solution for my clients, as well as their positive feedback after the sale, brings me great happiness.”

Ecochlor’s Vice President of Business Development, Andrew Marshall, is excited about having a strong local presence in the Korean maritime market. The Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) is particularly well suited for LNG vessels and with the increase in LNG and other newbuild orders, Korean shipyards will play an important part in Ecochlor’s overall corporate development.

Mr. Marshall feels Mr. Cho’s shipyard and shipping background will be an enormous asset to the Ecochlor sales team. “Mr. Cho will bring our efforts in Korea to a whole new level as we embrace this phase of our growth as a company. We will be working closely with the Korean shipyards as well as the vessel shipowners and with Mr. Cho as our representative in Korea we will be ideally positioned to coordinate and support their ballast water compliance efforts. I look forward to having him as a resource in the area along with the insight of the region that he will bring to our team.”