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Everglades Expands Executive Team


Everglades Boats, the 20-year-old manufacturer of center consoles, bay boats and dual console models from 23 to 43 feet has bolstered its upper management with new hires and a newly created position that will oversee plant operations.

In January, Kelly Cavitt joined the team as chief financial officer and vice president of supply chain. Cavitt’s experience with supply chain management, finance and vendor negotiations will be key factors in both guiding company growth and overcoming ongoing supply-chain issues.


In a new role at Everglades, Ron Hoyle was named vice president of operations. Hoyle’s vast expertise comes from a three-decade career with Brunswick, Caterpillar and Gates Corp. He will be tasked with leading all assembly, finishing and lamination operations at the builder’s facility.

And Former Navico and Brunswick executive Matt Vranich joins the Everglades team as senior vice president of sales and marketing. In previous roles, Vranich oversaw vessel integration of electronics suites and managed software development and sales.


“All three of these individuals bring a wealth of experience that adds incredible talent to an already strong leadership team,” said CEO John Ward in a statement.

President and chief operations officer Ben Cast added: “Every Everglades employee is firmly committed to providing exceptional life experiences for our customers. That goal can only be accomplished with great people and Kelly, Matt and Ron fit perfectly onto our team.”


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