DESTIN, Fla. – Legendary Marine has named John Lane to the newly created position of sales trainer with responsibility for ongoing professional development involving all four of its dealerships’ sales and customer service staffs.
Lane joins Legendary Marine from JL Solutions, a corporate training and teaching firm he owned and operated for six years. Former clients include the MRAA, Honda Cars of North America, Monaco Coach Corp., Coachman RVs, Fleetwood Corp., Camping World, Giant RV and multiple marine and RV dealerships located throughout North America. He is also the previous sales and leadership trainer for Paul Cummins World Wide Enterprises; director of education for the Napleton Automotive Group with dealerships throughout the country; and general manager of Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, based in Dothan, Ala.
A driven competitor and water sports enthusiast, he has also won many national kneeboard championship titles, as well as serving as three-time captain of the USA Water Ski Kneeboard Rider Cup Team. He serves on the board of directors of USA Water Ski.
“We are thrilled to have John join Legendary Marine on a full-time basis and look forward to what he will bring to our organization in terms of higher level sales training and professional development initiatives,” Managing Partner Fred Pace said in a release. “His hands-on working knowledge of marine and his personal passion for boating, coupled with his experience in RV and automotive sales and training, will be advantageous as we continually focus on enhancing our level of performance. Having a dedicated professional trainer on premises is a major commitment, but one we firmly believe is worthy of investment.”
In addition to conducting ongoing sales training, Lane will also function in a sales management capacity at the Destin location, plus be involved in the production of internal video and Internet-based training modules.