RAID International CEO Jim Holliday has announced that RAID Philippines will immediately come under the already successful banner of RAID Asia. Highly acclaimed dive industry personalities Col McKenzie and Steve Moon will take on the role of CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and COO (Chief Operations Officer) respectively of a totally new RAID Asia. RAID Asia will now include India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Jim Holliday said: “While we would first of all like to thank Mary Schoeninger for her work and dedication in getting RAID started in the Philippines, incorporating RAID Philippines into a new RAID Asia will lift the entire region to a new level under the experienced leadership of Col, Steve and their staff.”
“Together Col and Steve have many years of experience in the dive industry together and are a proven and successful team,” said Terry Cummins, RAID International Director of Business and Marketing. Cummins went on to say “as COO of RAID Asia, Steve will bring to the region his expertise that ranges from an impressive naval career to his widely acknowledged contributions working with dive centres and resorts, tourist groups Government and non-Government bodies over a variety of activities within the dive industry and over several countries.”
Steve Moon said: “Col and I are going to be working hard in helping develop RAID Freediving and World Series Freediving locally and throughout RAID Asia in conjunction with Mike Wells, Director of Freediving for RAID international who has his HQ in the Philippines. RAID Asia will also announce in the not too distant future the appointment of a Field Service Manager for the Philippines to supplement similar positions we have in other parts of RAID Asia’s territory. We will be appointing an individual of high quality and as always, someone with great local knowledge and experience to service local RAIDers.”
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