ELKHART, IN, December 10, 2013 — Nautic Global Group Chairman of the Board and CEO James (Jim) R. Malone will host a fireside chat on Friday, Dec. 13, to share his new vision for the company. The event, which will be attended by key NGG dealers, will be moderated by Matt Gruhn, President of the Marine Retailers Association of America.
“These are exciting times in the marine industry and for Nautic Global Group,” said Malone. “With one of the strongest dealer networks, a perfectly positioned stable of brands, and a team of motivated and experienced boat builders, we have a new vision and a renewed sense of optimism. I’m anxious to share this vision with our dealers and show them our plans for expansion, improved efficiencies, and ultimately for increasing our collective profitability.”
Gruhn is a well-respected industry veteran who is known for his dealer-focused drive to develop best practices, encourage collaboration, and his “big-picture” view of the industry as the former Editor and Publisher of Boating Industry, and now in his current role with MRAA.
A select group of dealers from around the country will be in attendance with Mr. Malone and Mr. Gruhn, and will come prepared to ask questions, including those submitted by the broader NGG dealer network.
“I’m honored to be asked to be a part of such an important conversation,” said Gruhn. “There has been a definite positive shift at Nautic Global Group in just the last few months, and the revitalized energy is contagious. I look forward to helping to guide this dialogue, and share this message with the entire NGG dealer network. Ultimately, this could be a touchstone event for the entire industry.”
Among the topics expected to be on the agenda are the company’s operational expansion plans, investments in quality control improvements, product development, and a discussion about the leadership team in place and their collective vision and priorities.
“This is a company with terrific products, great ideas and a strong financial foundation,” Malone said. “The future is bright, and I believe this is the perfect way to tell that story.”