PADI Worldwide is pleased to announce the promotion of Danny Dwyer to the position of vice president of Marketing, Sales, Field Services and Business Development at PADI Asia Pacific.
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 1990’s to work as a PADI Instructor on day boats and overnight vessels. He moved to the prestigious Hayman Island Resort to manage the dive operation for two years before returning to the Whitsundays town of Airlie Beach when 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 1990s. 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 seven 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 Sales and Field Services manager in 2005 and that of Marketing and Business Development manager in 2008. In 2012, Dwyer was promoted to director, and subsequently in 2013, to senior director of Marketing, Sales and 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 exploit market opportunities effectively.
Danny will be joining Henrik Nimb, vice president of Training, Customer Service and Business Development, and Jeremy Coleman, vice president of Finance and Operations on the PADI Asia Pacific top executive team.
In promoting Danny to the position of vice president in the PADI group, Richardson says, “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.”