Marcel grew up in Southern Germany where he started competitive sailing at an early age. For many years he competed as member of the German National and Olympic sailing team. In his strive to learn more about boats he took an apprenticeship as a boat builder, building racing catamarans already using carbon composites back in the 80s. This inspired him to study aeronautical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

Marcel started his professional career in the Aeronautical Industry (BMW Rolls-Royce) where he held senior positions in Project Management, Operations and Quality Management (ISO 9001 Auditor, EFQM Assessor). Despite his successful career he lived his dream, bought a yacht and he sailed around the world. In NZ he joined Marten Spars (later Southern Spars) as COO.

Moving back to Europe he run a business producing composites parts for the automotive industry as CEO. Yet again his passion for boats prevailed and after 3 years he took the role as CEO of Green Marine in the UK. Later, as independent consultant, Marcel joined the Hall Group in a senior position.

He brings to the team technical expertise in composite boatbuilding, profound management skills and the 1st hand understanding of business and production processes.