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Larson Boats LLC, headquartered in Little Falls, Minn., and consisting of the Larson, FinCraft, Triumph and Seaswirl/Striper boat brands, announced the addition of regional sales managers Tony Funk and Ken Schindle to their team.

"They are both truly industry veterans who can help us and our dealers continue our growth as the industry begins its rebound," said Jim Antolik, vice president of sales and marketing for Larson Boats, LLC.

Funk, the new regional sales manager for the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley region, will oversee the Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio territories. Schindle will handle the Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin territories.

Funk's marine industry background includes experience as a sales specialist at Wilson Marine in Brighton, Mich., one of the largest boat dealers in the country, and as a regional sales manager for Glastron Boats.

"I grew up with both my father and uncle in the industry," said Funk. "I grew up on the water."

Prior to joining Larson, Schindle worked as district sales manager for Brunswick and, before that, for Mercury Marine.

"We're spreading the word about the new Larson boat company," said Schindle. "Larson is a household name, especially here in the Midwest. We're getting calls and we're signing more dealers every week."

Both Funk and Schindle will handle distribution and sales for the Larson, FinCraft and Triumph brands.

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