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Dafydd Watkins appointed Head of Global Cruise Sales at Panaz

Panaz, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of high quality decorative fabrics, has appointed Dafydd Watkins as Head of Global Cruise Sales to accelerate its dedicated growth strategy throughout the industry.

With over nine years’ experience supporting interior designers and contractors in specifying contract fabrics and wider surface finishes for cruise applications, Dafydd will be responsible for leading Panaz’s expansion throughout the sector whilst ensuring consistent quality assurance.

Speaking of his new role, Dafydd said: “The cruise industry presents designers with one of the most challenging commercial environments. As a manufacturer, Panaz is positioned at the very forefront of industry advancements and I am looking forward to building on the great work the Panaz team have done in this sector and playing a central role in ensuring we provide professionals with technically superior fabrics that set the standard for performance and aesthetics.”

The newly created role forms part of Panaz’s significant investment in the industry, which includes its continued commitment to independent testing to provide professionals with the widest portfolio of beautifully designed IMO certified fabrics.

Rollie Attard, CEO of Panaz, said: “Dafydd’s appointment marks a significant step forward in our strategic growth plan for the cruise industry as we continue to undertake substantial investment in the manufacture of fire retardant fabrics that are certified to the highest possible standards required by the IMO and MED.

“This is a really exciting time for Panaz as we embark on our worldwide expansion throughout the sector and I look forward to working closely with Dafydd to achieve our ambitious objectives.”

For further information on Panaz’s extensive range of fabrics for the cruise sector, visit or call  +44 (0)1282 696969.