Edson names national marine sales manager

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Edson International has promoted Chuck Gilchrest to national sales manager for its marine division, the company said in a statement yesterday.

Gilchrest will oversee Edson’s sales initiatives in North America for the company’s complete marine product line including sailboat, powerboat and NavCom products. He will also direct Edson’s U.S. and Canadian sales force and representatives.

Gilchrest joined Edson in 2002 and was responsible for sales growth in Edson's powerboat products and aftermarket divisions. He also managed domestic trade show participation for the company.

“Chuck has enthusiastically built market share and developed several creative marketing programs,” said Will Keene, Edson president. “We are excited to give him this opportunity to grow Edson's full domestic marine business.”

Prior to working for Edson, Gilchrest held several sales and communications positions within the motor sports industry and worked as a regional sales manager and competition products director for Vanson Leathers.

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