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MarineMax Inc. appointed Russell J. Knittel to its board of directors.

"Russ brings to us a wealth of business, operational and financial experience that we believe will be extremely beneficial to the company as we navigate the current difficult industry conditions and over the long term," said William H. McGill Jr., chairman, president and CEO, in a statement.

Knittel has served as executive vice president of Synaptics Inc. since July 2007 and chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer since November 2001. He also served as senior vice president from November 2001 until July 2007 and as the vice president of administration and finance, chief financial officer, and secretary from April 2000 through October 2001.

Prior to joining Synaptics, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of Probe Technology Corp. and Starlight Networks. Knittel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from California State University at Fullerton and an MBA from San Jose State University.

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