Bertram Yachts has named Mark Paulhus, an industry veteran with 35 years of experience at Chris-Craft, OMC and Brunswick Corp., as CEO.
Paulhus spent 28 years at Brunswick Corp. in product development, strategic planning and general management.
“I am exceptionally proud to start this new adventure with Bertram Yachts, a real icon of American boating,” said Paulhus in a statement. “Bertram has just launched the new 61-foot model, and with the support of Michael Peters Yacht Design, we are working on several exciting new projects.”
From 2008 to 2015 Paulhus served as Brunswick European Boat Group vice president in Belgium, and later as general manager and president. From 2015 to 2019, Paulhus served as senior vice president of product development and engineering for Brunswick’s Sea Ray division.
(Sea Ray announced last summer it would stop production of yachts and sport yachts, effectively displacing about 825 jobs.)
Paulhus said he looks forward to bringing his design, engineering and construction experience to Bertram.
“Paulhus is a man with a great experience and huge competence, yet he really stands out for his human values and leadership attitude,” said Michele Gavino, CEO of parent company, Baglietto. “With his commitment and passion, Bertram will reach amazing goals in the nearest future”.
Gavio Group purchased Bertram Yachts from the Ferretti Group in 2015.