PADI Worldwide is pleased to announce the promotion of Danny Dwyer to the position of Vice President, Marketing, Sales, Field Services and Business Development at PADI Asia Pacific. Danny was promoted to his new role as Vice President, on 1 November 2014 and will report directly to Drew Richardson, President and CEO of PADI Worldwide.
Danny began his diving career in the cooler waters of the south east coast of Australia and then moved to the Whitsundays area of Queensland in the early 1990s to work as a PADI Instructor on day boats and overnight vessels. During this time he was appointed as Dive Manager for one of the largest PADI Dive Centres in the Asia Pacific Region. Managing both large and small dive operations and honing his skills on day boats, overnight vessels, resorts and sea planes, Danny gained valuable experience in the busy Queensland Dive Industry of the 1990’s. He was appointed as PADI Regional Manager for North-East Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1999 and was based in beautiful Cairns, Queensland.
During his 7 years as a Regional Manager, Danny enjoyed meeting and working with PADI Members, many of whom were among the largest certifying Dive Centres in the world. Danny assumed the position of Manager, Sales and Field Services in 2005 and that of Manager, Marketing and Business Development in 2008, a position from which he was promoted to Director in 2012 and subsequently in 2013 to Senior Director, Marketing, Sales & Field Services and Business Development. During his tenure with PADI Asia Pacific, Danny has enjoyed working with strong, focused and results oriented teams in Marketing and Sales and a dedicated team of PADI Regional Managers. He has worked closely with his colleagues throughout PADI Asia Pacific and PADI’s international Regional Headquarters to create a unified approach to assisting PADI Members.
Danny will be joining Henrik Nimb, Vice President, Training, Customer Service and Business Development, and Jeremy Coleman, Vice President, Finance and Operations on the PADI Asia Pacific top executive team.
In promoting Danny to the position of vice president in the PADI group Drew Richardson said,
“We are both proud and delighted to have Danny join our top global executive team of vice presidents. The talent he brings to the PADI team will be of great value to our members and industry alike. With his expanded influence, Danny will add additional fuel to the number one diver certification brand with the most powerful business support and marketing muscle in the industry.”