Ranger Tugs names new sales manager

KENT, Wash. — Ranger Tugs has named Kirk Hawley as sales manager for the 21- through 29-foot trailerable boats built by Fluid Motion. Haylwy will assume his new position at the end of August and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Kent, Wash.

Hawley brings more than two decades of experience in the marine industry to his position at Ranger Tugs.

Prior to his 12 years in the marine industry, he spent 23 years in the retail grocery industry where he developed a business background in sales, marketing, merchandising, leadership and the value of ensuring excellent customer service. His career in the global marine industry provided a solid understanding of the boat market and what it takes to be successful in sales, marketing, distribution, portfolio planning, product development, profitability and customer satisfaction.

“Kirk brings a comprehensive understanding of sales and marketing to Ranger Tugs and will be able to apply his experience in refining our sales cycle process as well as growing the Ranger Tugs sales opportunities on a national level,” says Jeff Messmer, Vice President of Ranger Tugs.

Hawley is a lifelong avid boater with a passion for fishing, hunting and water sports. He most recently served as the brand manager for a global sportfishing boat brand, where he managed and monitored sales, product pipeline and portfolio as well as global market requirements and product strategies.

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