...we shine on the inside and out

The General Coating Team

General Coating has fast grown to include a proactive and highly qualified permanent crew of around 80 employees with additional expertise being available on request.

With both in-depth marine and yacht coating experience and exceptional project management skills, General Coating are proud to be able to offer you an unparalleled total solution backed up by a hard working multi-lingual and committed management team.

Chamdi Sefer (Owner & Managing Director)

Originally from Xanti, Greece, Chamdi Sefer now lives in Kiel, Germany where in 2004 he founded General Coating GmbH.  Previously team leader for one of the industries leading finishing and refinishing companies, Chamdi has extensive international experience, having worked with some of the world’s largest shipyards on various projects. Chamdi now spends all his energy on developing the company and through sheer hard work, dedication and vision has grown General Coating into the success it is today.

Fatih Solak (Senior Manager)

Fatih was born in Frankfurt, Germany and studied International business and ne­go­tia­tion management. He joined General Coating in 2016 and is now Senior Manager.

Jörn Füllgraf  (Marine Division Manager)

Jörn Füllgraf has over 17 year experience in the filed of corrosion control and coatings. His experience lies mainly in the industrial and marine branch, including Bridge, tanks, technical spaces and offshore projects. His specialist is however concentrated in the maritime region, and his knowledge is equal in both new build and repair. He possesses various technical qualifications including SCC. KOR-Schein, and due to having worked previously as an applicator can bring both theoretical and technical knowledge into his everyday management of the marine division.

Hüseyin Güvenc (Yacht Division Manager)

Hüseyin Güvenc joined General Coating in 2018 and is now our Yacht Division Manager.


Susanne Homborg (Head Office)

Susanne is a qualified Lawyer and accountant's assistant, and worked for many years as an assistant to management of various accountants/financial advisers.  She is able to bring this knowledge and experience over into her day to day running of the General Coating Head office as well as in her role as a PA to  the director of General Coating.