Changing Places

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Malibu Boats announced several key personnel additions and promotions.

Ritchie Anderson, who has more than 28 years of experience in the water sports boatbuilding arena, was named vice president of operations.

“We are very excited to have Ritchie on the Malibu team. In the short time Ritchie has been at Malibu he has added immediate, measurable value,” CEO Jack Springer said in a statement. “Ritchie, Lynn Little, who was recently added to Malibu as assistant plant manager, and existing plant leadership give Malibu a deep and talented operations team.”

Danny Gasper, who has brought “countless innovations to the water, including the G3 Tower, all-new Wakesetter 22 MXZ and Response TXi,” was named director of product design.

Adam McCall was promoted to vice president of new product engineering and product positioning for Axis and Malibu.

“With his deep roots in wakeboarding and other board sports, Adam brings a wealth of experience, personality and practical knowledge to his new role,” Springer said.

Kevin Michael was brought on board as the Malibu and Axis public relations and social media assistant. Michael previously spent 12 years as editor of TransWorld Wakeboarding.


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