Skip to main content

Lippert Makes Executive Promotion


Lippert Components yesterday announced that it promoted Harcourt Schutz to senior director of aftermarket marine sales.

“Harcourt is strongly revered throughout the marine industry in the OEM and aftermarket sectors and will provide the outstanding leadership needed to continue to drive innovative new products for our brands while providing even greater service to our customers now and in the future,” Lippert’s senior vice president of aftermarket Mark Boessler said in a statement.

Schutz will oversee aftermarket sales functions for brands including Lewmar, SureShade and Taylor Made, the company said. Lippert provides engineered components to OEMs in the marine, RV, automotive, commercial vehicle, building products and transportation segments.

Schutz brings more than 20 years of experience in the marine industry in the U.S. and U.K. His most recent role was senior director of sales with Lewmar Aftermarket where he was responsible for seeking new retail and wholesale distribution opportunities. 



Avikus Debuts Autonomous Navigation

The company will demonstrate ‘Neuboat’, an autonomous phase-2 navigation solution for recreational boats at this year’s FLIBS.


Scope of Ian’s Devastation Emerges

Southwest Florida’s marine industry businesses are ensuring the welfare of their people well before the cleanup even begins.


Mercury Marine Receives Environmental Award

The company was recognized in the large business sustainability category by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.


MarineMax Closes IGY Marinas Acquisition

The deal adds 23 megayacht marinas, the Trident superyacht membership and management platform and Fraser Yachts and Northrop & Johnson to the company’s portfolio.


Coast Guard Foundation Activates Emergency Relief Program

The nonprofit is providing support to Coast Guard members and families impacted by Hurricane Ian.


Torqeedo Announces New Leadership

Fabian Bez assumes the CEO role while Heiko Veitmeier comes on board as CFO.


ABA Celebrates 30 Years

The America Boatbuilders Association was founded in 1992 with the objective of collectively buying engines, raw materials and manufactured products at better prices.