Marine Accessories Corporation hires John Clarke

Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC) has hired marine industry veteran John Clarke to serve as its vice president of sales and marketing for its portfolio of OEM and aftermarket brands.

Clarke has held sales and marketing roles in the marine industry for more than 30 years for brands including Tempo, Moeller Marine, Donovan Marine distribution and, most recently, iBoats, Inc. where he served as vice president of business development.

“With our recent aggressive acquisitions, having a person coordinate sales and marketing functions across all divisions is crucial,” said Rick Reyenger, MAC’s chief executive officer. “John comes to us with solid marine industry experience in B2B and B2C companies so he is well suited to this role.”

In addition to his sales and marketing responsibilities Clarke also will help guide the company’s new business development efforts.

“I look forward to using my experience to enhance current and future MAC brands,” said Clarke. “It is exciting to be part of a growing company and to work with the talented people who comprise the MAC team.”

Located in Maryville, Tenn., MAC is the parent company of leading brands in the watersports towing and marine canvas segments including Xtreme Tower Products (XTP), Monster Tower, TurboSwing, Great Lakes Boat Top and Westland Industries. MAC is owned by Blue Sage Capital, a private equity firm based in Austin, Texas and Tenth Street Capital, a private mezzanine debt and equity investment firm based in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.

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