SureShade signs consulting deal with GCI Designs


SureShade entered into a consulting agreement with GCI Designs LLC, a new marine engineering consulting firm founded by industry veteran Gregg Inscore.

The ongoing consulting relationship will extend SureShade’s design, engineering, project management, customer service and technical support functions, creating a presence in Florida with close proximity to the company’s largest OEM and dealer client base.

Inscore brings more than 30 years of engineering experience and 17 years of marine industry experience with design and engineering roles at Boston Whaler, Brunswick commercial and government products, EdgeWater Boats, VectorWorks Naval Engineering and Everglades Boats. He is also NMMA/ABYC-certified in all categories of boat systems.

GCI Designs will utilize new 3D laser scan technology services to help facilitate SureShade design efforts with OEM projects and expand on the growth potential of aftermarket shade sales and installations.

“Our new 3D laser scanner technology gives us the ability to digitally capture the complete 3D environment and obstructions of any structure that may accept a SureShade product,” Inscore said in a statement. “The scan is processed to CAD files to 1mm accuracy, allowing a SureShade system to be modeled into that environment for an exceptional fit during sunshade installations for particular boat models.”

“Gregg has been a longtime friend of SureShade and a true industry champion,” said Dana Russikoff, SureShade’s business leader and co-founder. “Gregg was the first person to call after our 2009 Miami [International] Boat Show debut on Boston Whaler’s 370OR, which led to several of our first factory and aftermarket installs. He understood SureShade’s potential then and we are thrilled to leverage his industry expertise to continue to grow the SureShade brand.”