Patrik has over 16 years' experience communicating the technical and operational aspects of the global maritime and offshore industries, many of which have been spent as editor of leading maritime publications, including Shipping World & Shipbuilder and Marine Engineers' Review (MER).
Prior to his journalistic career, he served in the marine engineering branch of Her Majesty's Royal Navy, after which he read History at Kingston University.
“After many years reporting on all aspects of the maritime and energy industries as a journalist, I am looking forward to my new career in public relations. The maritime industry continues to excite me and I certainly believe that the skills and knowledge I have amassed over the years will help towards strengthening Image Line's position as the world's leading maritime, ports energy and logistics media agency. I am delighted to be joining the company as it enters an expansive phase.”
Image Line Communications' Managing Director, Sue Terpilowski OBE, says: “Patrik brings a rare combination of hands-on experience and technical writing capability to Image Line. He is one of an increasingly small number of maritime industry writers that have actually been to sea, thus providing a thorough knowledge of the technical and operational aspects of the shipping industry. His long and established involvement in the industry will be invaluable as we expand further into this sector.”
Patrik Wheater’s appointment now brings Image Line’s PR team up to full strength following the appointment late in 2013 of Mike Godfrey as Head of PR for the company’s transport and logistics clients.
Mike Godfrey is a former journalist and PR consultant with more than 35 years of working in the UK, mainland Europe, the USA and Far East for a variety of transport, logistics, energy and retail clients. Over the past year Mike has worked with Sue Terpilowski to restructure the Image Line PR department to provide clients with unrivalled expertise, experience and media relations in the maritime and logistics sectors.
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