P.O. Box 49
Edenton, NC 27932-0049
Joan Maxwell, President, Regulator Marine, Inc.
Along with her husband Owen, founded Regulator Marine in 1988. She has been active in every aspect of the business and currently focuses on strategic leadership. Joan is active in her community and church serving as a former President of the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce and Senior Warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Named the 2003 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year, Joan is proud to be a part of the marine industry.
Nashville, GA 31639
Springfield, MO 65803
Maurice Bowen joined the Tracker Marine Group as Vice President of Marketing in January of 2001. His responsibilities include development of marketing strategy, plans and programs for the company’s ten boat brands and retail dealership network. Bowen came to TMG from a sales and marketing career in the automobile industry.
After twelve years with Ford Motor Company, joined the start-up marketing department at Hyundai Motor America. His assignments over 12 years at Hyundai included five years as the senior marketing executive, responsible for Market Research, Strategic Planning, Advertising, Promotions and Merchandising. Prior to joining TMG, worked for the Sandy Corporation, leading communications, training and performance improvement consulting projects for Toyota and Lexus.
Marion, SC 29571
Greenville, NC 27835-1527
Joined Grady-White Boats in 1975 and has held several positions including the role as Vice-President of Engineering, Information Systems and Accounting in 1986. Promoted to President in 1993 and continues to lead Grady-White Boats in delivering the vision “Together, Delivering the Ultimate Boating Experience” to customers. Grady-White produces 18 to 33-foot premium, outboard powered, saltwater fishing boats.
Nashua, NH 03064
Louis Chemi, COO & EVP, Navico, Marine Electronics
Louis Chemi is EVP & Managing Director of the Recreational Marine Division at Navico, manufacturing and selling Lowrance, Simrad and B&G marine electronics. Louis has held roles in Sales and Product Management in the marine industry for his entire career.
Clearwater, FL 33764
Craig Clawson, President/CEO and Owner since 2003. Product: Boat Trailers
Richmond, BC V6V 1P6, Canada
President of Seastar Solutions since 2008 and with the organization since 2003 as the VP of Product Management - Marine. Prior to Teleflex, involved in the fiber optic business at JDS Uniphase and Hewlett Packard (Agilent Technologies ) in product management and sales roles.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
President and Founder of Maverick Boat Company, Inc. Manufacturer of Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia boats. Involved in all aspects of running the company. Activities include saltwater fishing, diving and various other athletics such as soccer, tennis and road biking. Participates on the following boards/associations: BMD Board Member, NMMA Board Member, Chairman of Grow Boating, Inc., Past Chairman and present board member of Independent Boatbuilders Inc., (IBBI), Standards and Quality task force member for NMMA’s Grow Boating Initiative, 2003-2004.
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Tel.: 712-364-3365 x313
Devitt has been in the marine industry for over 25 years starting as a dock tender for a small inland lake marina and later became a designer for Midwest Industries. Currently Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Midwest Industries, Inc. – manufacturer of the ShoreStation and ShoreLand’r product lines.
Product: Boat Trailers; Boat lifts; Residential Dock Systems & Accessories
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1939
One Bush Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104-4412
A lifelong boating and watersports enthusiast, Estes joined Malibu Boats, LLC in 2006 as a board member and primary participant in purchasing the company. Malibu Boats, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of performance sport boats, having the #1 market share position in the United States since 2010. Malibu manufactures and sells 20 – 25 foot performance sport boats under two brands … Malibu and Axis Wake Research. Malibu stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol MBUU.
South Bend, IN 46619
Sarasota, FL 34243
Orlando, FL 32809
Regal Boats is a family owned business started in 1969 by Paul and Carol Kuck, Duane’s parents. Duane joined the Regal team in 1973 at the age of 18, learning every facet of the organization, from the ground up. He held several positions within the company, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. Since 1994, he has served in the role of President and CEO. He is currently on the board of The Beacon Foundation and formerly served on the board of the National Marine Manufacturers Association as an officer and director from 1993-1999, as well as vice-chairman from 1995-1997.
Regal Marine Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of luxury performance boats, including sportboats, cruisers and sport yachts ranging in size from 19 – 52 feet.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Volvo Penta’s Vice President of Marine Sales for North America. Kull leads the sales teams in the leisure marine and commercial marine segments throughout the North and Central America and the Caribbean. Marcia joined Volvo Penta in 2005 as Vice President and General Counsel and Special Assistant to the CEO holding several business roles until 2011, when she assumed her current position. Prior to Volvo Penta, she was Senior Vice President of Operations for Genmar Holdings, Inc., a Minneapolis-based holding company for 18 different recreational boat manufacturers. Earning her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, she also spent 11 years as a partner in a Minneapolis area trial law firm representing boat and engine manufacturers.
Orlando, FL 32819
Orlando, FL 32856-8512
After Larry’s retirement in 2004, he became the Executive Director of the Water Sports Industry Association. Through WSIA he became a member of The National Boating Safety Advisory Council. The WSIA formed the Water Sports Foundation in 2004, the educational arm of the WSIA. Larry is also a member of UL’s STP Committee on Life Jackets. The WSIA is an active member of NSBC and NASBLA. The WSIA produces three trade shows per year, one in Orlando Florida as part of Surf Expo, the Parasail Operators Symposium in St. Petersburg and The WSIA Summit. Larry enjoys building and flying RC airplanes and helicopters, playing tennis and riding his Harley in his off hours.
Greenville, SC 29607
Carlisle, ON L0R 1H1, Canada
Vice President, Sales, Freshwater Boat Group
Gloversville, NY 12078
PO Box 1939
Fond du Lac, WI 54936
John Pfeifer is the President of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Mercury Marine, as part of the Brunswick Corporation, is the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems.
Prior to joining Brunswick, Pfeifer most recently held executive positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. He earned both a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese language and culture at the University of Michigan.
Decatur, IN 46733
Scott Porter, President, Thunderbird/Formula Boats
Maryville, TN 37801
Dallas, TX 75229
Millington, TN 38053
Knoxville, TN 37929
President, Sea Ray Group and Recreational Boat Group.
Previous tenure as President, Boston Whaler Group. Schiek has been with Brunswick Corporation for the past 19 years in various capacities of increasing responsibility. He is highly regarded for his product development and innovation leadership, his determination to exceed customer expectations, and his personal passion for boating. His broad management experience includes leading Brunswick’s fiberglass fish businesses, driving growth in the pontoon segment, and leading the strategy function for both Mercury and Boat Group venues. Tim has boated most of his life and was a nationally ranked water ski jumper as a teenager and continues to enjoy time on the water with his family.
His position also encompasses the Recreational Boat Group segment of Brunswick Corporation. In this capacity, he leverages his leadership skills and those of his management team to support Bayliner, in addition to Sea Ray and Meridian brands.
Tim has an undergraduate degree in Finance and received his MBA from Marquette University.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
President and Chief Operating Officer of Brunswick Corporation.
Prior to this appointment he was with Mercury Marine for 10 years as president of the Outboard Engine Business from 2004–2008 and President of Mercury Marine from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining Mercury he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hendrickson International of Woodridge, Illinois, a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks and trailer suspension systems and components.
Schwabero’s prior history includes: Automotive Products and Regional President for Pilkington Libbey-Owens-Ford; President of Bosch Braking Systems, North America, which formed from an acquisition of AlliedSignal’s Braking Systems business, and a seventeen-year career with Navistar International.
He holds both BS and MS in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University, where he was recognized with the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991 and the Meritorious Service Award in 2008. He also serves on the Board of Directors of 1st Source Corporation, and was former Board Chairman of NMMA.
PO Box 65
New Paris, IN 46553
Kennesaw, GA 30144
President of the Yamaha Marine Group Company since May 2010. The Marine Group Company is a unit of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. and is located in Kennesaw, Ga.
As President, Speciale directs the Marine Group, including all U.S.-based marine activities and subsidiaries. He oversees Yamaha’s boat companies and subsidiaries, including Skeeter bass boats, G3 aluminum fishing boats and Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. Yamaha has approximately 2,000 marine dealers and is an OEM outboard supplier to 120 independent boat brands in the U.S.
Involved since childhood in his family’s marina and marine dealership, he joined Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. in 1987 with Yamaha Marine Parts and Accessories. Over the years at Yamaha Marine Group, Speciale held positions in marketing and promotions. Speciale left Yamaha in 1992 to serve as New Fishing Production Manager at Fenwick Fishing Tackle in Huntington Beach, Calif. He returned to Yamaha Marine in 1996 in strategic planning and financial operations. He was promoted to Vice President, Operations and Planning in 2005.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Alain Villemure is vice-president and general manager of the Marine Propulsion Systems Division located in Sturtevant (United States).
Prior to his appointment, he was vice-president and general manager of the Vehicle Development and Manufacturing Operations division. Villemure also held various management positions in sales and marketing, engineering and operations for Bombardier's Recreational Products Group, where he started in 1995 in the Utility Vehicles division in Granby, Québec.
Before entering the powersports industry, he worked for two years for Pratt and Whitney Canada starting in 1993 leading the continuous improvement initiative, following a nine-year period with General Motors where he held a variety of engineering, production and material management positions.
Alain holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Université du Québec's École de technologie supérieure, in Montréal, Québec.
Rome, GA 30165