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MarineMax president and CEO Bill McGill is celebrating 40 years in the marine industry.
MarineMax team members surprised McGill with a party as he passed his 40th year milestone on March 26. McGills son Brett, who is vice president of MarineMaxs West Operations, presented the avid water skier with a Goode slalom ski to mark the anniversary, MarineMax spokeswoman Abbey Heimensen told Trade Only Today in an email.
From a spy plane test engineer to a NASA astronaut at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., McGills career path took him back to the thing hed loved most as a child barefooting on the water any chance he gets, McGill told members of the press at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. McGill moved to Florida with his family and joined a group of entrepreneurial boat dealers to form MarineMax.
A lot of people focus on what they sell, but very few talk about why they sell, McGill said at the event. Selling the why is the key to marine industry success, he said at the event. McGill might have hit on something MarineMax is now the worlds largest boat retailer with 55 locations.