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Fort Lauderdale-based ZF Marine, a leader in pleasure-craft propulsion systems, appointed Tim McFarland as aftermarket segment manager.

McFarland joined ZF Marine LLC in 1997 as an inside technical representative and, most recently, was senior aftermarket center manager. McFarland will be responsible for ZF Marine LLC’s parts-and-service business in North and Central America, and the Caribbean. He will also oversee the operation of ZF Marine LLC’s nine wholly owned service plants that provide ZF component factory support for vessel operators throughout the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska.

"Being able to provide customers factory trained support and replacement parts after the sale is paramount in this industry,” said Wolfgang Schmid, general manager for ZF Marine LLC.

McFarland replaces Gary Nelson, who will retire from ZF Marine LLC at the end of the year. McFarland will relocate to the Fort Lauderdale headquarters.

Headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the company employs 58,000 people at 119 locations in 25 countries, with total sales of $17.3 billion in 2007.

ZF Marine LLC is a member of the ZF Marine Group headquartered at ZF Padova SpA in Italy. ZF Marine offers complete marine propulsion systems, including transmissions, propellers, control systems, surface drives, pod drives, and shaft brakes for all types of vessels.

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