Pleasurecraft Marine president announces retirement

Chuck Thurman announced Wednesday that he will retire as president of Pleasurecraft Marine, effective Sept. 30.
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Chuck Thurman announced Wednesday that he will retire as president of Pleasurecraft Marine, effective Sept. 30. 

Thurman has been with the engine company since its founding and has led been president for more than 25 years. During his tenure, Pleasurecraft grew into a global operation.

“I’m very appreciative that our founder, Paul Fletcher, trusted me to lead his company for over 25 years. I am also very proud that Pleasurecraft is positioned to last well beyond me with a team that, together with the resources available through Correct Craft, will take this company to places I couldn't even imagine,” Thurman said in a statement. “I’m thankful to Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin for allowing me to be a part of this transition, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for Pleasurecraft.”

Vice president of operations Mark McKinney will succeed Thurman as president, effective Oct. 1.

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