BELLVUE, Wash. - Olympic Boat Centers has hired Kern Gillette as chief financial officer, the company said in a statement yesterday. Gillette has experience in finance, accounting, general management and operations, and will oversee all of Olympic Boat Centers' finance functions. Gillette assumed his new role at Olympic Boat Centers at the beginning of 2006.
Gillette brings more than 30 years experience in accounting and finance leadership to Olympic Boat Centers. He was director of finance and administration for Brown & Cole Stores, LLC, in Bellingham, Wash. Prior to that he held CFO and CEO positions in the Puget Sound region with Grace's Kitchen, Inc., Molbak's Inc., and Cinnabon, Inc.
“In Kern Gillette we've found someone with an excellent blend of financial prowess and a history of operating success,” said Rik Tokuno, Olympic Boat Centers' president and CEO. “His knowledge and skills will certainly enhance our ability to more effectively and efficiently earn customers for life.”
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