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West Marine appoints Stacey Renfro chief commercial officer

West Marine has announced the appointment of Stacey Renfro as Chief Commercial Officer. She joins the company's senior leadership team and reports to Eric Kufel, CEO. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Stacey Renfro to the West Marine team,” said Eric Kufel, CEO of West Marine. “Through her complex growth initiatives and game-changing strategies, she has built lifestyle brands and ...

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West Marine partners with RELiON Battery

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West Marine will now offer RELiON batteries in select stores across the U.S. With consumer demand for lithium batteries growing, the addition of RELiON is meant to provide customers with an alternative to conventional lead-acid batteries. “West Marine has seen increased consumer demand for lithium phosphate batteries over the past several years, making our partnership with RELiON Battery the perfect addition for our consumers,” ...

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West Marine, Take Me Fishing partner on women angler series

West Marine, retailer of supplies for the sailing, boating and fishing communities, announced the inaugural Women Making Waves event series in partnership with Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) consumer-facing brand, Take Me Fishing. The free, four-part interactive class series takes place each Wednesday in April and are designed to support increased female participation in fishing and boating. The events are ...

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Cheryl Miller joins West Marine as CFO

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West Marine, Inc. the nation's leading omni-channel provider of products, services, and expertise for the marine aftermarket, announces the appointment of Cheryl Miller as Chief Financial Officer. She joins the company's senior leadership team and reports to Eric Kufel, CEO.  “We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl to the West Marine team,” said Eric Kufel, CEO of West Marine. “Cheryl brings a ...

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2021 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

By David Gee The 11th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize innovative leaders and trailblazers in the recreational boating industry who embrace the challenge of change. Their leadership has been especially critical during this extraordinary past year-and-a-half when it seems as if the only constant in our lives – and the industry – has been change. Our 2021 ...

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America’s Boating Club partners with West Marine for National Safe Boating Week

Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. With more boats and new boaters on the water—many without any boating education—boating accidents and fatalities have been rising around the country.  The nation’s largest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, America’s Boating Club has partnered with marine retailer, West Marine, to ...

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West Marine launches Safe Boating Month

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West Marine is partnering with America’s Boating Club and National Safe Boating Council and other recognized boating safety organizations during the month of May to provide safety and educational resources for the 2021 boating season. The partnership culminates at the end of the month with the start of National Safe Boating Week on May 22. Over the course of the past few years, boating ...

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West Marine acquired by private equity firm

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West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton.  L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm and has extensive experience building enthusiast brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1968, ...

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West Marine awards over $100,000 in BlueFuture grants

West Marine, a boating, fishing and sailing retailer, and the founder of BlueFuture awarded over $100,000 in total grants during the 2020-2021 grant cycle to 64 community-based nonprofits across the country. BlueFuture was created by West Marine six years ago to support and encourage nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and ...

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West Marine kicks off “Month of Giving”

On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, West Marine will kick off its annual “Month of Giving” to support its nonprofit, BlueFuture.  West Marine created BlueFuture to provide ongoing grant support to nonprofit, community-based organizations that promote waterlife adventure, education and recreation for young people across the nation. Customers can make donations both online and in-person at all West ...

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