The United Marine Manufacturers Association have tapped Jodi Sanders as its director of operations. Sanders comes to the UMMA with nearly two decades of experience in the marine industry. “I am excited to join the UMMA, working together to help our builders become more successful and to help our builders navigate the ever-changing supply chain,” said Sanders in a statement. “The UMMA has a strong leadership team in place with a passion to see our builders grow. I look forward to joining the family and am eager to re-connect with my friends from the industry.” UMMA president Kent Wooldridge added: “We are thrilled to have Jodi join the UMMA. Her work ethic and personality will complement the team we have built, while bringing fresh and innovative ideas to help lead our operations.
Parker Boats continues to be a builder on the move following a facility expansion, announcing the addition of a second gel coat booth, a Onsrud CNC router and a Resin Transfer Molding manifold system to its Beaufort, N.C. plant. All will allow for an increased and more streamlined production process. “It is exciting to see the improvements at our Parker Boats facility,” said Parker Boats president Scott Bauer in a statement. “We have plans to continue to invest in our factory, product, employees and future.” The company says this winter will see the installation of a monorail crane system that will ease the movement of stringer systems throughout its lamination department.