ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Harry Fendt has joined Statement Marine to handle the company’s marketing, it reported in a recent statement. He joins his brother, Chip, who works in sales and customer service for the boat builder.
Harry’s background is in the automotive field. After nearly a decade with Chrysler, he became involved with sales and marketing efforts for magazines like The DuPont Registry, Florida Sportsman and Stock Car Racing. Harry has also pursued sport fishing and is an instrument-rated private pilot.
Harry has already been helping out the Statement Marine team with a wide variety of photojournalism, sales and marketing tasks on a volunteer basis. However, the company said it realized his worth to its marketing efforts and has brought Harry on as a team member to enhance Statement’s multimedia presence.
“It’s a way for us to keep a part of our father with us,” said Chip, “I know he’s proud watching us from the best seat in the house.” Their father, Ron Fendt, owned “The Boat Place” on Great Kills Harbor in Staten Island, N.Y and spent family time as a sport fisherman and offshore powerboat racer.