MCBC Holdings, the parent entity of MasterCraft Boat Co. and NauticStar, has named Timothy M. Schiek, 49, as the new president of NauticStar.
Schiek, a 22-year marine industry veteran, assumes the position of president, NauticStar, and replaces interim president Jim Orbik.
“We are very excited to welcome Tim as the new president of NauticStar," said Terry McNew, MasterCraft and MCBC Holdings’ president and chief executive officer, "Tim is a seasoned marine industry veteran—most recently serving as president of Brunswick’s Recreational Boat Group and Sea Ray. Not only has he successfully run multiple well-known marine brands, he also brings keen financial, operational and dealer relationship experience. His expertise will be invaluable as we work to improve NauticStar’s output, quality and margin, and continue their rapid growth.”
Schiek spent more than 20 years with Brunswick Corporation, serving in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to being president of Recreational Boat Group and Sea Ray — where he led his team in a business transformation — he was president of Brunswick’s Boston Whaler Group, the Fiberglass Fish Boat Category, and before that Harris Kayot.
In addition to his strengths in strategic and financial planning and operations management, Schiek also brings a wealth of knowledge in product development, consumer insights and innovation, and product portfolio management, McNew said.
“NauticStar is a well-respected, expertly built and uniquely positioned brand," Schiek said. "Moreover, it serves two of the fastest growing segments in the boating industry. I look forward to working with their team and leveraging my experience and operational know-how to further grow NauticStar, and ultimately expand their distribution reach. I am committed to capitalizing on the great foundation and brand that Phil Faulkner, founder, built.”
Schiek has a business degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, and earned his MBA from Marquette University. He is a former board member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.