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Joan Maxwell, Chairperson
Regulator Marine, Inc.
187 Peanut Dr.
P.O. Box 49
Edenton, NC 27932-0049
Tel.: 252.482.3837
Fax.: 252.482.5577
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD, Executive Committee

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.

Ann Baldree, Director
Chaparral Boats
300 Industrial Park Blvd.
Nashville, GA 31639
Tel.: 229-686-6502
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD
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Maurice Bowen
Tracker Marine, LLC
2500 E. Kearney Street
Springfield, MO 65803
Tel.: 417.873.5000
Fax.: 417.873.5068
Term Expires: 2014
Also member of: BMD

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.

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Wayne Burdick, Director
Beneteau USA, Inc.
1313 W. Hwy 76
Marion, SC 29571
Tel.: 843.629.5390
Fax.: 843.629.5309
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD and Sail America
Wayne L. Burdick is the President of Beneteau USA, the sole American manufacturing subsidiary of Groupe Beneteau, the largest production sailing yacht builder in the world and also one of the top powerboat producers in Europe. The 150 team members at Beneteau USA produce hundreds of 30 to 50 foot floating dreams each year at its facility in Marion, South Carolina, and it is the leader of the US sailing market segment. Wayne has been actively involved in the sailing industry for 40 years. Prior to joining Beneteau, Wayne led Jeanneau America, owned a sailing yacht dealership and served as a past president of the Connecticut and New England Marine Trades Associations.
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Kris Carroll, Director
Grady-White Boats, Inc.
P.O. Box 1527
Greenville, NC 27835-1527
Tel.: 252.752.2111
Fax.: 252.830.8462
Term Expires: 2014
Also member of: BMD

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.

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Louis Chemi, Director
410 Amherst Street
Sute 110
Nashua, NH 03064
Tel.: 603-324-2060
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD

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.

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Craig Clawson, Director
Magic Tilt Trailers, Inc.
2161 Lions Club Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
Tel.: 727.535.5561
Fax.: 727.539.8472
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD

Craig Clawson, President/CEO and Owner since 2003.  Product: Boat Trailers

Yvan Cote, Director
SeaStar Solutions
3831 No 6 Road
Richmond, BC V6V 1P6, Canada
Tel.: 418-628-8560
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD, Executive Committee

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.

Product:   Steering, shift and throttle, engine and drive replacement parts
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Scott Deal, Secretary
Maverick Boat Company
3207 Industrial 29th Street
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
Tel.: 772.465.0631
Fax.: 772.489.2168
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD, Executive Committee

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.

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Jon Devitt, Director
Midwest Industries
122 E. State Hwy. 174
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Tel.: 712-364-3365 x313
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD

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.

ProductBoat Trailers; Boat lifts; Residential Dock Systems & Accessories

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Chris Drees, Director
Mercury Marine
W6250 Pioneer Rd
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1939
Tel.: 920-929-5000
Also member of: EMD
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Phil Estes, Director
Malibu Boats LLC
c/o Horizon Holdings, LLC
One Bush Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104-4412
Tel.: 415.788.2000
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD, NMMA Audit Committee Chairman

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. 

Estes participates in the NMMA as a member of the BMD and NMMA Board of Directors where he chairs the Audit Committee and various ad hoc committees. Separately, Estes co-owns a 25 year old private investment firm with long term, diverse holdings in a number of consumer goods, food ingredient and food manufacturing companies.
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Michele Goldsmith, Director
Lippert Components
1902 West Sample Street
South Bend, IN 46619
Tel.: 847-373-0385
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD
Currently Manager of Global Marine Segment, Lippert Components. Formerly Director of North American Sales and Global Marketing Manager/Key Account Sales Director, Marinco / Mastervolt (2014-present), Director of Sales, Mastervolt(2008-2013),Senior Sales & Marketing Manager at Paneltronics, Inc. (2006-2008), National Sales Manager, Charles Industries (2000-2006), Todd Enterprises, Director of Operations & Director of Sales (1991-2000).  Member of several boards, including NMMA Board of Directors, AMD Board of Directors, IBEX Planning Committee (2005-Present), ABYC Technical Board of Directors.  24 years in the marine industry.
Marinco / Mastervoltproduces electrical systems, digital switching technology, power products serving the marine OEM, aftermarket, international; industrial and mobile.
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Steve Heese, Director
Chris Craft
8161 15th Street E
Sarasota, FL 34243
Tel.: 386-426-5457
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD
Stephen Heese, President, Chris-Craft Corporation
Partner, Stellican Limited, a UK private equity investment firm that purchased Chris-Craft in 2000. Chris-Craft builds boats and yachts from 20 – 36 feet. Director of Riva Spa, the Italian boat builder from 1996-1999, while Riva was owned by Stellican. Riva builds boats and yachts from 33 – 80 feet. Prior to joining Stellican, Heese was President of Erico International Limited, a global construction products firm, and spent 15 years living in Asia, Australia and Western Europe. Heese holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS in Accounting from Tulane University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Duane Kuck, Director
Regal Marine
2300 Jetport Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
Tel.: 407.851.4360
Fax.: 407.855.5948
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD

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.

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Marcia Kull, Director
Volvo Penta of the Americas, Inc.
1300 Volvo Penta Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Tel.: 757.382.4024
Fax.: 757.382.4061
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: EMD, Executive Committee

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.

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Greg Lentine, Director
Norcross Marine Products
6881 Kingspointe Parkway
Suite 8
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel.: 407.370.3600
Fax.: 407.370.6880
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD
President for 10 years.  Lifetime of involvement in the marine industry, including retail sales and service of new and used boats and R & D of OEM and aftermarket products.  NorCross Marine Products, Inc.
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Larry Meddock, Director
Water Sports Industry Association
PO Box 568512
Orlando, FL 32856-8512
Tel.: 407-251-9039
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: WSIA
Larry Meddock has been in the Water Sports Industry for over 40 years. He began his career in San Diego as the product manager for Cut’N Jump Water Skies, then went onto a brief stay in the motion picture industry as the technical director for a Walt Disney movie. From there Larry had a successful career at Correct Craft for 26 years concluding as Vice President.

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.

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Kelly Miller, Director
Caterpillar Marine Division
400-A Brookfield Parkway
Greenville, SC 29607
Tel.: 864.370.6621
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: EMD
18 Years with Caterpillar Marine Power Systems as Manager, North America. Responsible for providing leadership, direction and profitability for Sales, Marketing and Customer Support for North America Pleasure Craft Division. Identified and managed new product development. 
Previously with Detroit Diesel Corporation / MTU of North America  Detroit Diesel Corporation manufactures and services heavy-duty diesel and alternative fuel engines.
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Tom MacNair, Director
Brunswick Corporation
331 Progreston Road
Carlisle, ON L0R 1H1, Canada
Tel.: 416-689-8975
Fax.: 437-889-1990
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: NMMA Canada

Vice President, Sales, Freshwater Boat Group

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Jason Pajonk-Taylor, Director
Taylor Made Products
65 Harrison Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
Tel.: 518.773.9279
Fax.: 518.773.9392
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD
Jason Pajonk-Taylor, President, Taylor Made Group, LLC. The company produces fenders, buoys, dock products, boat covers and accessories.  Pajonk-Taylor runs the day-to-day operations of Taylor Made Products, a division of the Taylor Made Group.  85% of revenue is generated from aftermarket marine accessories. 
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John Pfeifer, Director
Mercury Marine
W6250 Pioneer Road
PO Box 1939
Fond du Lac, WI 54936
Tel.: 920-929-5969
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: EMD

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.

Pfeifer joined Brunswick in 2006 as president of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group, and in 2008 was appointed president of Brunswick Marine in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In those roles, Pfeifer streamlined the Company's global marine businesses to drive enhanced levels of customer service and improved overall operating capability. 
In 2012, Pfeifer was appointed vice president - global operations for Mercury Marine. In that position, he was responsible for all of Mercury's global operations, which combined material supply with manufacturing and distribution to enable a more streamlined and effective operations group. During his tenure, Mercury executed a multi-year manufacturing capacity expansion to better position the operation for growth and profitability. 

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.

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Scott Porter, Director
2200 W. Monroe Street
Decatur, IN 46733
Tel.: 260-724-9111
Fax.: 260-724-1103
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD

Scott Porter, President, Thunderbird/Formula Boats

Worked in the boating industry full time for over 30 years and has held a wide range of management positions, from marketing to manufacturing to executive management. Served on
numerous boating industry boards including the NMMA Board of Directors, a dealer/manufacturer agreement task force, and the ABYC Board of Directors. A very strong advocate of boating safety, is a charter board member of Boater 101 and on the Board of Directors for Marine University.
Rick Reyenger
Marine Accessories
1752 Henry G Lane Street
Maryville, TN 37801
Tel.: 813-435-5379
Also member of: AMD
Jeff Rose, Director
Marinas International
11226 Indian Trail
Dallas, TX 75229
Tel.: 972-406-5229
Fax.: 972-488-1874
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: Association of Marina Industries
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Chuck Rowe, Director
Indmar Products Company Inc.
5400 Old Millington Road
Millington, TN 38053
Tel.: 901.353.9930
Fax.: 901.358.4292
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: EMD
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Timothy Schiek, Director
Sea Ray Boat Group
800 S. Gay Street, Suite 1200
Knoxville, TN 37929
Tel.: 865-582-2285
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD

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.


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Mark Schwabero, Immediate Past Chairman
1 North Field Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Tel.: 847-735-4646
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: Executive Committee

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.

Douglas Smoker, Director
Smoker Craft
68143 Clunette Street
PO Box 65
New Paris, IN 46553
Tel.: 574-831-2950
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD
President and CEO of Smoker Craft since 2007. Smoker Craft manufactures aluminum fishing boats, pontoons, and fiberglass boats. Our brands include Smoker Craft, Starcraft, Sylvan, Sunchaser, American Angler, and Legend boats in Canada. We currently have plants in New Paris, Indiana and Stayton, Oregon. Activities include all types of fishing and outdoor activities. Currently a member of the following boards: Independent Boat Builders (IBBI), BMD Board Member, Early Learning Center Board and Smock Board Member.
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Ben Speciale, Treasurer
Yamaha Motor Corporation
1270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Tel.: 770.420.5842
Fax.: 770.420.6164
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: EMD, Executive Committee

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.

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Ned Trigg, Director
Dometic Corporation- Marine Division
2000 N. Andrews Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Tel.: 954-633-3189
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD
Sr VP of Global System Sales, Dometic Corporation-Marine Division
Products include Air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, sanitation and power products. Also serving RVs, automotive, camping, retail and medical industries.
Responsible for the OEM marine sales in the Americas. Supports the marine products manufactured in the USA with our Sales Companies and external customers globally. Started in our Industry with Marine Development Corporation (Cruisair) when hired by Jere Crews in 1987, as an Application Engineer. MDC was later acquired by Taylor Made in 1999, who then sold to Dometic in 2003. I spent most of my career working in Sales out of Richmond, Va, followed by a 3 year assignment in Europe. Recently (this past August), I relocated back to our Pompano Beach, Fl facility.
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Peter Truslow, Director
Bertram LLC
1535 SE 17th Street, Suite B115
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel.: 954.401.1070
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: BMD, Executive Committee
Recently became CEO of Bertram L.L.C.  Former President of the Edgewater Powerboats since1995. Oversees company sales and operational growth. Worked in sales and marketing positions in financial services and media including Motor Boating Magazine. Director of Volusia Manufacturer’s Association, IBBI and the NMMA. Lifetime boater.
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Alain Villemure, Director
Evinrude, BRP US Inc.
10101 Science Drive
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel.: 262.884.5454
Fax.: 262-884-5505
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: EMD

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.


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Bill Watters, Vice Chairman
Syntec Industries
438 Lavender Drive
Rome, GA 30165
Tel.: 706.235.1158
Fax.: 706.235.1768
Term Expires: 2016
Also member of: AMD, Executive Committee
President, Syntec Industries
Started Syntec in 1986 and at that time was the only vertical company servicing the marine industry with carpet. Today Syntec services close to 85% of the marine industry's carpet needs. About 9 years ago the Synergystec Campaign began, to sell the industry vinyl, fabrics and adhesive and in addition today steering wheels, needlepunch, resilient flooring and water proof TV.  This focus is still being maintained today. Marine is a large portion of Syntec's current business.
Products include Carpet, Vinyl, Needle Punch Headliners, Floor Vinyl, Fabrics, Leather, Trims, Steering Wheels and Adhesives. Other industries served: RV, Manufactured Housing, Multifamily housing, Semi Trucks and some aftermarket Automotive.