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2015 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers Finalists

Now in its fifth year, the Movers & Shakers awards recognize innovative leaders, people unafraid to take chances to improve the industry. Since 2011, we’ve recognized dozens of those Movers & Shakers, yet this year we had the most nominees ever for the program – and arguably the strongest as the debates over this year’s selections were among the most ...

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Boating Industry names Dusty McCoy Mover & Shaker of the Year

LOUISVILLE - Dusty McCoy, CEO and chairman of Brunswick Corp., has been named the 2015 Boating Industry Mover & Shaker of the Year. Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet presented McCoy with the award during the IBEX Industry Breakfast in Louisville Tuesday morning. Besides McCoy, Boating Industry also recognized three other Movers & Shakers at this year's event: Carl Blackwell, Discover ...

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2015 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

Now in its fifth year, the Movers & Shakers awards recognize innovative leaders, people unafraid to take chances to improve the industry. Since 2011, we’ve recognized dozens of those Movers & Shakers, yet this year we had the most nominees ever for the program – and arguably the strongest as the debates over this year’s selections were among the most ...

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Movers & Shakers nominations due Friday

This week is your last chance to nominate stand-out leaders in the marine industry for the 2015 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers. Applications are due Friday, July 10. Nominees can be from any company or group that does business in the boating industry, as long as they are showing the vision and leadership to move the industry forward. The Mover ...

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Mover & Shaker of the Year: Paxson St. Clair

Paxson St. Clair of Cobalt Boats

The recession that began in 2008 left most families with less money for discretionary purchases like boats, and those that were buying boats were more likely to focus on value than luxury. Thus, it’s no surprise that the cruiser market – boats 22 to 32 feet in length, and the core of Cobalt Boats’ business – was among the boating ...

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Mover & Shaker Finalist: Andrew Brown

When sales go down during a recession, most business leaders pull back on spending. But not Andrew Brown. During the past few years, this boat building executive has taken a bold leap of faith by investing to form the Power Cat Group, further penetrating the power catamaran segment. “Buying a boat company when you’re not building boats sounds crazy, but ...

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Mover & Shaker Finalist: Gerald J. Demirjian

In the business-to-business world, being a leading supplier is about more than just selling a good product. It’s about solving problems and creating opportunities for your clients. That’s true in all economic conditions, but it becomes especially evident during a recession, when companies are in particular need of both solutions and opportunity. Gerald Demirjian knows this well. In fact, one might say his ...

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Mover & Shaker Finalist: Butch Parks

Butch Parks has a saying he likes to remind you of. It goes something like this: “It seems that when the crowd or masses are moving in one direction, we tend to go against the grain and go the other direction. It’s always less crowded and the view is always clearer from the front — and extremely panoramic.” This philosophy ...

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