The coach of Great Britain's Olympic Gold-winning eight at the 2000 Olympics has joined Vespoli's new employee-owned company as Chief Operating Officer. Martin McElroy began his rowing career as an engineering undergraduate at University College Dublin, followed by later postgraduate studies at Imperial College London. There he rowed and transitioned to a coaching role, which eventually led to Great Britain's historic win at the Sydney games in 2000.
With career experiences in engineering and elite rowing roles in Ireland and Canada, McElroy is well-equipped to bring technical solutions and high-level user expertise to Vespoli.
McElroy's collaboration with Vespoli began in the late 90s. As coach of the British Men's eight, he began collaborating with the U.S.-based boat maker to optimize athlete comfort and hull performance. These custom designs led to McElroy's team winning Olympic gold, and he's remained an active participant in the evolution of Vespoli boat design ever since.
"Our commitment to innovation stands just as strong now as it did at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the first time Great Britain had won the Men's Eight in eighty-eight years," says McElroy. "Modeling and materials have improved over time, but the principles of a fast hull remain the same. That's why I'm excited to be part of the Vespoli team now. There are always improvements to be made — new designs, new materials, new ways to enhance performance."
"Rowers are relentless in their quest to be better, and we are relentless in our quest to build better boats. Our customers deserve every advantage in speed and efficiency, which is why Vespoli is investing in hull design and technology more than ever before."
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