Navico appoints regional sales managers

TULSA, Okla. – Navico recently hired two new regional sales managers, Chris Melena and Russ Stevens.

Melena and Stevens will drive sales and support dealers, distributors and retail customers in the Great Lakes and New England regions, respectively. Each has over a decade of experience in the marine industry.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris and Russ to our team,” said Louis Chemi, chief operating officer, Navico Americas. “Both have extensive sales experience in the marine industry, the perfect skill sets to represent our industry-leading brands and the ability to deliver the outstanding service and customer support that is the signature of Navico. I am confident both Russ and Chris will hit the ground running and represent the company’s number one value of customer satisfaction as they work with consumers and resellers in their regions.”

Prior to joining Navico, Melena was a regional sales manager with Raymarine in their Great Lakes territory. He entered the marine industry in 1993 and has held positions at Captain’s Marine Supply and West Marine. Melena grew up boating on Lake Erie and is an experienced sailor. He is a graduate of Miami University and resides in Catawba Island, Ohio.

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