Tag Archives: Bill Fenech

Barletta appoints Haradine president, former president Fenech to retire

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), an outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, has announced the planned retirement of Bill Fenech, president, Barletta Pontoon Boats, effective August 26, 2022. Bill Fenech founded Barletta in 2017. Barletta was acquired by Winnebago Industries in August 2021, joining the family of premium RV and marine brands including Winnebago, Grand Design RV, Chris-Craft, and Newmar. To enable ...

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Barletta to expand production facilities

Barletta Pontoon Boats, a subsidiary of Winnebago Industries, announced that groundbreaking will occur later this summer on a new 184,000-square-foot production facility located on their existing 37-acre campus in Bristol. Barletta’s total footprint will expand to over 425,000 square feet or almost three times the size of its original facility in 2017. The expansion is planned to be available for ...

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Barletta makes acquisition announcement benefitting employees

Earlier this week, Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Barletta Pontoon Boats (Barletta). Barletta anticipates the acquisition, which is expected to close in the Fall of 2021, will allow the manufacturer to further accelerate its growth, expand their offerings, and gain greater share of the pontoon boat market segment. On Monday, July ...

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Winnebago Industries to acquire Barletta

Winnebago Industries, Inc. an outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Barletta Pontoon Boats (“Barletta”) for an initial consideration of $255 million in cash and newly-issued Winnebago Industries shares, plus up to $15 million in Winnebago Industries shares upon the achievement of performance milestones at the end of calendar 2021. Certain growth ...

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Barletta set to complete expansion

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind. announced that their new, 146,000 sq. ft. facility is set to go online for production by the end of April 2021. The facility, located on the Barletta Pontoon Boats 37-acre campus, includes 19,000 sq. ft. of office space which will be available for occupation starting in May of 2021. Barletta Pontoon Boats broke ...

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Barletta president named finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

Bill Fenech, president and founder of Barletta Pontoon Boats was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Award Finalist by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) during it’s annual award program this past month. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those ...

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Barletta Boats readies for plant expansion

Barletta Boat Company announced plans to expand its operations in Elkhart County and nearly double its Indiana workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs over the next few years. "With homegrown Hoosier companies like Barletta at the helm, Indiana will continue driving its economy forward, positioning our state for long-term economic stabilization and growth,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim ...

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Market Trends: Room for everyone

By Adam Quandt Industry leaders across the recreation marine sector regularly preach the importance of selling the experience of boating, rather than just simply selling the product. With generous room aboard and the ever-increasing versatility of both pontoons and deck boats, manufacturers within these segments of the industry are consistently striving to provide the experience of boating to the many ...

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Barletta announces new R&D facility

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., announced another investment into its future with the addition of a dedicated space for product research and development. Recently, Barletta announced the addition of Josiah Druckenmiller, formerly of Bennington Marine, as their new director of design & development. With current facilities being fully consumed by production, the company says the new space will ...

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Barletta names new director of design and development

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., announced a major investment into their current and future operations with the hiring of Josiah Druckenmiller. Druckenmiller, formerly with Bennington Marine as their director of design, will assume the role of director of design & development with Barletta Pontoon Boats. Druckenmiller has a long history in the RV and Marine Industry. Since the ...

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