Positive Reaction To Nautic Global Group CEO’s Fireside Chat
Friday, December 20, 2013
Posted by: Michael Geatz
Key dealers hear detailed
plans for expanded manufacturing, process improvements
IN, December 18, 2013 —Surrounded by key members of Nautic Global Group’s
national dealer network, CEO Jim Malone laid out a comprehensive new vision for
the company and answered questions on a wide range of topics during a "fireside
chat” December 13 in South Bend, Indiana.
event, which was moderated by MRAA President Matt Gruhn, was designed as a
personal way for Malone to energize dealers with specifics about plans for
expanding manufacturing capacities, improving processes, and for sharing
specific changes at the company designed to quickly tackle issues that may
develop. It was also an opportunity to introduce dealers and the boating media
to NGG’s new leadership team.
was really impressed listening to Jim, because he carries a lot of passion,”
said Dan Higgins of Hamlin’s Marina in Hampden, Maine. "I feel like he’s honest,
and he speaks directly to the issues. The boating industry has its unique
challenges, but I think he can draw on his past experiences to make NGG an
leading brands such as Hurricane Deck Boats, Godfrey Pontoons, Rinker Express
Cruisers and Captiva Sport Boats, Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats, and Parti
Kraft Pontoons, Nautic Global Group is well positioned in a number of different
categories, according to Malone.
brands have an amazing heritage, and we’re simply taking the next exciting
steps to plan out the future for the company,” Malone said. "We’re lucky enough
to be growing quickly, and we want our dealer partners to have a voice in where
we go from here. Our greatest asset is our dealer network. They build the value
in our brands. It’s our job — my job —to listen and respond to issues quickly.”
the event was attended by a select group of dealers from around the country,
the wider national and international dealer network was invited to submit
questions via email.
the pontoon (and deck boat) segments, we’re seeing more and more customers come
on board,” said Steve Seuss of Rockingham Boat in Hampstead, New Hampshire. "(NGG)
is trying to grow, they have the opportunity to do so, and we’re all on the
same page. That’s really exciting for us going forward.”
former Editor and Publisher of Boating Industry, kept the conversation moving,
while deftly managing remote inquiries, along with questions from dealers in
was impressed by the open and honest format of this conversation,” Gruhn said.
"Jim Malone’s candor clearly impressed the dealers in attendance, and from what
I could gather, they are excited about the changes taking place at Nautic
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7-minute overview of the event.
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session in its entirety (approximately one hour).
Nautic Global Group
With industry-leading products including Hurricane Deck
Boats, Rinker Express Cruisers and Captiva Sport Boats, Godfrey Pontoon Boats
(Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater), Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats and
Parti Kraft Pontoon Boats, Nautic Global Group proudly builds a "boat for every
passion” and is one of the largest boat manufacturers in the U.S. For more
information on the company and its brands, visit www.NauticGlobalGroup.com.