Navico Appoints New Regional Sales Managers
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Press release date: March 2, 2011
Marine Electronics Leader Adds Industry Veterans Chris Melena and Russ Stevens to Valued Sales Team
Tulsa, Okla. - Navico - the world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands - announced today the hiring of two new Regional Sales Managers, Chris Melena and Russ Stevens. Mr. Melena and Mr. Stevens will drive sales and support dealers, distributors and retail customers in the Great Lakes and New England regions, respectively. Each Sales Manager has over a decade of experience in the marine industry and brings a wealth of talent to the Navico sales team.
"We are pleased to welcome Chris and Russ to our team," said Louis Chemi, chief operating officer, Navico Americas. "Both have extensive sales experience in the marine industry, the perfect skill sets to represent our industry-leading brands and the ability to deliver the outstanding service and customer support that is the signature of Navico. I am confident both Russ and Chris will hit the ground running and represent the company's number one value of customer satisfaction as they work with consumers and resellers in their regions."
Prior to joining Navico, Mr. Melena was a Regional Sales Manager with Raymarine in their Great Lakes territory. He entered the marine industry in 1993 and has held positions at Captain's Marine Supply and West Marine. Mr. Melena grew up boating on Lake Erie and is an experienced sailor. He is a graduate of Miami University and resides in Catawba Island, Ohio.
Mr. Stevens was most recently Sales Director for On the Water Media. With over 12 years of experience, he has managed sales and marketing teams in the boating and fishing industry. Mr. Stevens resides on Cape Cod and is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
For more information on Navico, or its entire line of Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G marine electronics, please visit www.navico.com.
About Navico: Navico, Inc. is a privately held, international marine electronics company. Navico is currently the world's largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com
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