WATSONVILLE, Calif. - West Marine, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Everett will resign to pursue other interests, the company said in a statement Tuesday. In addition, Everett will vacate his post on the company's board of directors.
Everett will remain with West Marine for an extended period to assure a smooth transition. Peter Harris, chief executive officer, will assume the additional title of president and Everett's duties will be assumed by other senior executives, according to the boating supplies retailer.
"I have enjoyed my nearly 25 years at West Marine, helping to build a strong company with a dedicated and professional team of associates focused on excellent customer service. I am confident that the company will continue to achieve growth and success under its current leadership. I am committed to assisting West Marine with any services that may be necessary to ensure a smooth transition of my responsibilities," Everett said.