Sandy Ballou, Vice President and co-founder of Seven Marine, has been involved with the business since its inception in 2010. With engineering solidly covered by his partners in the Davis family, he focused on the business development and general management challenges in the early years. Currently Sandy’s primary responsibilities at Seven include sales, marketing, and field service support.
Prior to starting Seven Marine with the Davises, Sandy worked for 22 years in the manufacturing sector. Holding a number of different positions, he gained a wide variety of experience in the management and sales disciplines and ultimately managed a $35 million dollar jewelry manufacturing company. With product quality and customer service always underpinning his corporate values, Sandy successfully drove a five year Total Quality Management initiative into a century old workforce culture in the 90’s. Starting in 2002 Sandy traveled extensively while he researched and established a wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary in southern China in 2006.
Sandy earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. A lifelong boater and offshore fishing and hunting enthusiast, he lives with his wife and three children in Barrington, Rhode Island. Together they enjoy skiing, the beach and just about anything on the water.