Chaparral and Robalo name Southeast sales manager

Chaparral and Robalo Boats named Curry Flowers Southeast regional sales manager for the Chaparral brand.

Chaparral and Robalo Boats named Curry Flowers Southeast regional sales manager for the Chaparral brand for Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Flowers will replace Bill Pegg, who has taken a newly appointed executive role as a senior vice president in charge of finance, marketing, purchasing, IT and human resources.

Flowers has 15 years of experience at Chaparral. He began his career working in production and has worked in research and development as a CAD modeler.

Most recently, Flowers worked in the marketing department, where he spearheaded competitive analysis.

“I am excited that Curry is joining the regional sales management team. He brings experience from the manufacturing, engineering, sales and marketing side of our company,” Chaparral and Robalo executive vice president Buck Pegg said in a statement. “He will be a great asset to our sales team.”


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