Cox Marine Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment of New COO

Cox Marine, a leading British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, is pleased to announce it has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Gavin Wesson as the new Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.

Gavin has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering operations, supply chain and overall business leadership.  He has held senior leadership roles at GKN Aerospace, GE Aviation and Doncasters Group and, most recently, COO of Civil Airframe at GKN Aerospace.  In this newly created role, Gavin will be tasked with building a world-class operation and supply chain capability, positioning the business for its future and will be responsible for Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Purchasing and Logistics. Gavin’s appointment is part of the steady strengthening of Cox’s senior team as required by the continued development of the business; from their origins as a Research & Development organisation to a full-spectrum Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Tim Routsis, CEO of Cox Powertrain said:

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Wesson as COO.  He has extensive experience in engineering and a strong track record as a successful leader at both small entrepreneurial businesses and large multinational matrix-based organisations.  Cox Powertrain is making good progress and we will be working closely together to enhance further our processes in order to deliver on our long-term strategy.”

Gavin Wesson, COO of Cox Powertrain said:

“I’m delighted to be joining the Cox Powertrain team as COO. Cox is a highly innovative company, with great technology and a wealth of talent. Cox is an exciting young business with big ambitions and exceptionally well placed for significant growth. I’m looking forward to being a part of the Cox success story.“


About Cox Powertrain

Cox Powertrain is a leading British design and engineering innovator of diesel engines developed for marine applications globally.

Based on the South Coast of England, Cox Powertrain is backed by a solid base of private institutional investors. As a result, the company has been able to implement a long-term development programme of ground-breaking new products.

Led by ex-Cosworth CEO, Tim Routsis, whose background lies in engine development in global automotive, aerospace, and marine markets, the company’s mission was to deliver a completely new concept in diesel engines that has the potential to revolutionise the marine market.

The high powered 300hp diesel outboard engine is an innovative product offering a new marine propulsion option and is redefining standards within the maritime industry. Delivering the same performance and packaging of a gasoline outboard but with the fuel efficiency and reliability of a diesel inboard, this purpose built outboard has begun to revolutionise the market and is now in full production at Cox Marine’s headquarters, in Shoreham-by-Sea.

Cox is supported by a worldwide distributor network made up of 35 distributors covering 100 countries.