David Cocklin is the maritime industry expert at KOMAND with over 40 years of maritime experience. He has vast expertise in sector related topics including strategy and transformation, operational performance improvement and M&A development.
An entrepreneur at heart, David grew his small ship supply company, Karlo Group (eventually the One Source Group), to $120M in annual sales by 2009 through organic growth, mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. In 2010, the group was divested through a cash and equity agreement to Wrist Ship Supply, establishing a truly global presence. David departed as a senior vice president of Wrist in 2015 at which time the company’s revenues exceeded $600M.
David served multiple terms as President of the Canadian Ship Suppliers Association, is a founding member of COMPASS and has been a member of both the International Ship Suppliers Association and the International Marine Purchasing Association.