MarineMax CEO Bill McGill to retire

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MarineMax and its board of directors have promoted W. Brett McGill to CEO, replacing CEO and chairman Bill McGill, a company co-founder.

Brett McGill he will continue in his current role as president, and Bill McGill will serve as executive chairman of the board of directors. He began serving as MarineMax president in October 2017. He became COO in 2016, in addition to serving as executive vice president of operations. He launched his career with MarineMax in 1998.

“Brett’s vast experience, including successfully leading the company’s operations for the past several years, has positioned him well to become the next leader for MarineMax,” said Joseph Watters, a board member and nomination and corporate governance committee chairman, in a statement.

Watters also thanked Bill McGill for his 20-plus years leading MarineMax as CEO. "Bill will remain an integral part of our future in his new role as executive chairman and will help to ensure a seamless transition, while focusing on our strategies,” Watters said.

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