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Excel Boats Adds GM

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Excel Boats announced that it hired Sam Sinclair Jr. as general manager of its Arkansas and Tennessee manufacturing facilities.

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Sinclair has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, most recently with Kohler, where he was quality and continuous improvement manager. He also is a certified lead auditor for the ISO 2015 and IATF 16949 quality management systems.

“Sam joins Excel with his vast experience in manufacturing,” CEO Glenn Foreman said in a statement. “[He] has a sense of community pride and a heartfelt passion for employee development — two traits that align with Excel’s dedication to our great employees and the communities in which we live.”

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Foreman said Excel has built more than 1,325 boats in the last year, with its partially operational Tennessee plant handling larger bay boat models and the Arkansas facility producing smaller fishing and hunting boats. The Tennessee facility is expected to be fully online in the fall of 2022.

“Excel is committed to quality and is well-positioned for continued growth in the market,” Sinclair said. “I look forward to working alongside the teams in Arkansas and Tennessee.”

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