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Changing Places

American Suzuki Motor Corp. announced several changes to the executive and sales staff of its marine division.

“Our continued growth in the marine market has generated greater opportunity for our company and for our people,” American Suzuki marine division director Takashi Futamura said in a statement. “These changes will allow us to better take advantage of market opportunities as we continue to develop our dealer network, grow our boatbuilder business and introduce new and innovative outboard motors.”

The following changes were announced:

• George “Gus” Blakely is the new manager of sales planning for Suzuki Marine. In his new position, Blakely will be responsible for dealer and OEM sales and marketing, as well as developing business with new dealers and boatbuilders to increase Suzuki Marine’s network of retail outlets. Blakely is a marine industry veteran and has been with Suzuki Marine for 21 years, most recently as manager of the Boat Builder Business Group.

• Max Kelley was named the new manager of the Boat Builder Business Group and will be responsible for national sales to the OEM market. Kelley joined Suzuki Marine in 2002.

• Todd Flores will take on sales responsibility as the Western region district sales manager for the Boat Builder Business.

• David Greenwood was named manager of OEM sales application engineering and product quality. Greenwood, also an industry veteran, has been with Suzuki since 1986. Greenwood was originally hired as a technical service manager and most recently served as Suzuki Marine’s product planning manager.

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