In Brief: Lonski and Associates, Scout Boats, South Carolina Marine Association, SmartPlug Systems, Mesco & Seacoast, Grady-White Boats

Jay Wadzinski, formerly with Bombardier Recreational Products, has joined marine service provider Lonski and Associates, LLC, according to a release from the company. Wadzinski’s primary focus will be working on retained and contingency searches for industry clients in the powersports, RV, power equipment, outdoor, and marine industries. “From manufacturing to distribution, Jay Wadzinski possesses significant management experience in both North America and internationally,” Henry Lonski said in the release. “Additionally, his 22 plus years in the recreational products industry, including his knowledge of RVs, power equipment and industrial equipment, will not only be a valuable resource, but a significant client asset to Lonski and Associates.”

Scout Boats, Inc. recently completed a deal with North Carolina-based Boats Unlimited for the dealership to carry Scout models exclusively in all four sales and service locations in the N.C. area, according to Scout. “Boats Unlimited has been successfully serving boaters in the North Carolina area for 30 years, and we feel this will be a strong partnership for both companies,” Alan Lang, national/international sales manager for Scout, said in a release. “Our Scout brand gives the dealership a strong, reliable and in-demand product to offer its customer base.”

At its Annual Meeting and Education Conference last week, members of the South Carolina Marine Association elected two new directors to the board: Jeff Boger, founder of Berry-Boger Yacht Sales, and Bryan Smith, manager of Wacca Wache Marina. Each will begin three-year terms starting in January. Jack Walker, Senior Scientist at GEL Engineering, was elected as an alternate director. Members continuing as directors include Stewart Altman from Marshalls Marine, Rick Griffin from Downtown Marina, Sherry Harrelson from Osprey Marina, Stan Jones from Lighthouse Marina, Bob Pilcher from St. Johns Yacht Harbor, Rion Salley from Port Royal Landing Marina, Dwayne Schalles from Port Supply and Bob Strickland from the Marina at Grande Dunes.

SmartPlug Systems recently brought on three new employees — Christine Scott, Kristian Wiles and Lou Anne Barnes — to help grow the company, according to a release from SmartPlug. Scott joins the team as director of marketing; Wiles’ primary focus is to expand SmartPlug into the trucking, RV and electric vehicle markets; and Barnes joins the company as corporate controller.

Mesco of Thorofare, N.J., and Seacoast Distributors of Lindenhurst, N.Y., are now the exclusive distributors of Marina Power and Lighting Power Pedestals in the Mid-Atlantic region, the companies reported. Marina Power and Lighting, owned by Eaton Corporation, supplies power pedestals to the marine industry.

Park Boat Company of Washington, N.C., now carries Grady-White Boats, according to a release from Grady-White. “We’re thrilled to offer Grady-White’s terrific line up of 26 models from 18-36 feet to all of our North Carolina customers,” Austin Smithwick, Park Boat president, said in the release. “With 10 different center console models, six different family-friendly dual console models and 10 cabin models, Grady-White and now Park Boat Company offer the most complete line in coastal boating and a perfect fit for every boating family.”

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