Beneteau USA president receives leadership award

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101310_BurdickWayne Burdick, president of Beneteau USA, was awarded the Sail Industry Leadership Award Oct. 7 during Sail magazine’s annual luncheon at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

“Through the years, Sail’s Industry Leadership Award has recognized great leaders of all kinds – sailboat manufacturers, marketers and influential sailboat dealers,” publisher Josh Adams said in a statement. “In Wayne Burdick, we recognize an industry leader who wears all of those hats in one.”

Burdick has been with Beneteau USA since 1997. He created 80 percent growth in sales and production and currently oversees a network of 30 sailboat dealers in 50 locations in the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining Beneteau USA, he was president of Jeanneau America for six years and the owner of a yacht dealership.

Apart from his role at Beneteau, Wayne’s contribution to the marine industry is extensive. In addition to serving on the boards of the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Sail America, he is a key strategic voice on sailboat shows in North America and has served as past president of the Connecticut Marine Trades Association.


10 comments on “Beneteau USA president receives leadership award

  1. Sally Helme

    Congratulations Wayne – it is wonderful to see your leadership, commitment and hard work recognized.  This award is well deserved.

  2. J "Jopie" Helsen

    A well deserved award Wayne, I have known you for most of those years in this industry and you have always been a leader and a balanced observer of this industry!

  3. Suzi DuRant

    Beaucoup des felicitations, Wayne!  We appreciate all that you do for the marine industry in general and your support of the SC Marine Association.

  4. Alan Adelkind

    Good to see that your consistent helpful and friendly attitude is properly recognized. You have many admirers in countless dealerships in North America and abroad.

  5. Barrett Canfield

    Congrats Wayne!  As one of your dealers, we are directly affected by your leadership and we appreciate all that you do for us and the dealer network.  A well deserved award!   -Barrett and the South Coast Yachts team in San Diego.

  6. Stephen Abbitt

    Congratulations to you, Wayne! I could imagine a more deserving recipient, nor a more hard working, dedicated leader. You are the kind of professional that takes a company from good, to great. Beneteau is lucky to have you!
    Here, here!

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