Alexander Marine International, the importer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has promoted Jonathan Gutierrez to executive vice president of Merritt Island Boat Works, the U.S. manufacturing facility for Ocean Alexander yachts.
“Jonathan was with us from the very onset of this new manufacturing venture in the United States,” U.S. operations director Richard Allender said in a statement. “His exemplary career in the yachting industry and impressive knowledge of yacht manufacturing has been instrumental in the success of this U.S. manufacturing facility.
“He has proven himself to be a remarkable leader through our first few years and we anticipate his elevated role will result in more improvements to our manufacturing processes and innovations to the Ocean Alexander 70e and any future models produced in Florida.”
The company said Gutierrez will be responsible for maximizing operation efforts and meeting financial objectives for the Merritt Island facility.
He was an integral part of the team that broke ground on the new manufacturing facility in Florida to build the Ocean Alexander 70e, the company said.
Gutierrez began his career in the industry in 1999 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service in combat.
He also has received the South Florida Manufacturers Association Employee of the Year Award in boat manufacturing.