We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved so far and, as we are now into our 47th year in business, we are happy to say that Pinmar is going from strength to strength. In a recent independent survey 92% of the industry said Pinmar was the leading paint company in the world. 97% said that our after sales service was excellent or good. This does not mean we rest on our laurels; we are totally committed to improving both quality and efficiency through continual innovation to meet the challenges of our evolving industry.
We’ve refinished 100s of the world’s finest yachts and increasingly we’re involved in finishing some of the largest and most exciting new builds in many of the leading superyacht building yards.
We’re also very proud to have developed the Pinmar Paint Standard, recently updated to version 2.0, our industry’s first comprehensive statement of how a client's expected paint finish should be measured and agreed.
Remy has 40 years of yachting industry experience having commenced his offshore career in 1982, becoming one of the industry’s youngest yacht Captains at the time. He joined Pinmar in 1996 and became Managing Director in 2003, growing the company extensively. He has led several acquisitions and mergers at Pinmar since then, including the formation of GYG in 2012. As Group CEO he successfully listed GYG plc on the London AIM Stock Market in 2017 and continues in this role to date.
Rupert was a highly respected yacht captain for over 16 years and is still a keen racing yachtsman. He moved ashore and joined Rolling Stock in 2006 where he became Managing Director and was instrumental in the development and growth of the business into a leading player in the yacht painting and service sector. Rupert has been responsible for the integration of the various Group companies, running the business on a day to day basis. He is now focused on the Group's commercial development and continues to be influential in the strategic growth of the business.
Kevin brings a wealth of experience in financial management and capital markets having previously served as CFO for a number of AIM listed businesses over the last 25 years, most recently as interim CFO of Ebiquity plc. Successes include managing organisations through rapid organic and acquisitive growth, turnarounds, restructurings and refinancings. Kevin's focus at GYG is on operational improvements and systems integration.
Ada has a Degree in Law from the University of Navarra, MBA from IESE and a Masters in human resources management. She began her career as a recruitment consultant and for the last 15 years she has directed Human Resources and Legal departments in technology, service, and food-based companies. A multi-disciplinary professional with knowledge of all areas of Human Resources with special attention to personal development and personnel administration, including her extensive experience in Spanish and European labour law.
Peter has been involved in the Superyacht industry for over 40 years, having had a successful career at sea, including as a yacht captain, for over 16 years. He joined Pinmar in 1998 to develop the Barcelona facility and later became the General Manager of Pinmar. Peter headed up the expansion of Pinmar into the New Build sector in Germany in 2005, after which he took over Pinmar's USA operations as Managing Director. As Peter continues to run the US business and its expansion, he also supports the Group and the CEO on special projects using his deep experience of the yachting industry.
Alex brings more than 30 years of global business development and production management experience to Pinmar and is most recognised in the marine industry for his previous roles at MB92 Barcelona and more recently at Jotun’s global yachting division. During his 12 years in senior management at MB92, Alex was instrumental in delivering rapid, sustainable business growth while achieving customer quality expectations, and was part of the original team who formed the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group. His specialist role at Jotun focused on the development of their global yachting division, including roll-out strategies in emerging markets such as the US and Asia. Alex will be responsible for Pinmar’s business operations in the USA and will provide greater synergy between our US and European operations. Alex will be sharing his time between Pinmar’s main USA bases at Rybovich West Palm Beach, Derecktors Fort Lauderdale and Savannah Yacht Centre as he looks to expand the company’s turnkey services with its existing partners and across the American superyacht market.
Manu Ayme joined Rolling Stock in 2006 in a logistical support role during the construction of two new builds in the South of Spain. After that he followed the business around Europe with extensive spells in Pendennis, Cartagena and Viareggio to eventually join up with the team at the Palma de Mallorca headquarters in the summer of 2008. During his time in Palma he held a number of management positions within the company, and after the merger with Pinmar in 2012 to create GYG he was co-heading the Groups’ global production division. His vast 'hands on' technical experience and management skills led to his latest role of Sales Director, where he applies his knowledge to perfectly understand our clients’ needs and can fulfil their expectations.
James began his career with Pinmar in 2006 in northern Germany. Starting out in logistics and quality control, he worked his way up to project manager and quickly showed a high level of technical understanding. Based in Germany for 9 years, James became the senior project manager for the company’s Northern European business, successfully completing many of the industry’s largest and most iconic new builds. In 2015, James became the joint head of production of GYG which is the parent company of Pinmar; he now splits his time between the company’s headquarters in Mallorca and overseas projects including the USA. Still heavily involved in every aspect of the Group’s production and quality control, James is working on the Group’s technical development in order to improve quality and efficiency. Built up over many years, James has vast technical and practical knowledge of the coatings business as well as working with very large teams on multiple projects in different locations which has been key in the Group’s international growth.
As a superyacht owner or as a key member of the owner’s team, one of the biggest problems with coatings is laying out in advance what constitutes an acceptable or expected standard of finish. A pioneer in the coatings application industry, Pinmar decided to address this in 2011 with the introduction of its Pinmar Standard, which sought both to identify measurement methods and to specify acceptance criteria of how a client’s expected paint finish should be measured and agreed.
It was the first time such a defined process had been offered to the industry, and Pinmar continues to refine the standard in light of paint developments and advances, and with consideration to new colours and finishes as they become available to the market.
Pinmar believes this unique standard will give clients an even better understanding of the quality and performance of their paint work, together with improved peace of mind during the warranty period – and beyond.