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The Boat House Group names COO

Marine industry veteran Rick Gasaway has joined the Boat House Group as chief operating officer. He served as a board member for the multi-store marine dealership since 2009 and consulted for the company for the last 18 months.

“Rick has a tremendous amount of industry knowledge as well as a successful track record with businesses in different industries, all of which include experience managing and coaching at an executive level,” said Kevin Code, CEO of The Boat House, in a statement. “He’s already proven to be a valuable asset in guiding the company as a board member and I’m confident that Rick is the right person to build upon our momentum and drive our strategic goals at The Boat House.”

Prior to his time at The Boat House, Gasaway was chief sales and marketing officer at Nautic Global Group where he oversaw the global sales and marketing efforts of the Hurricane deckboat and Rinker runabout and cruiser lines as well as Sweetwater, Aqua Patio and SanPan pontoon boats. Gasaway also served as a senior level executive at Morningstar and most recently was CEO at Sage Green Life.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to become a part of this vibrant organization,” said Gasaway. “As a board member and more recently a consultant, I have watched as the ownership group and management team implemented strategy and made opportunistic decisions to capitalize on favorable market conditions, pushing The Boat House to become one of the nation’s largest dealership groups.”

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