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Chaparral and Robalo president honored in Florida

Chaparral and Robalo president Jim Lane was named to the University of Florida’s inaugural 2015 Gator100, which is designed to recognize CEOs and entrepreneurs from the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful companies.

"From a field that represents every segment of the economy, it's an honor to be selected to the inaugural Gator100," Lane said in a statement. "As we celebrate our 50-year anniversary, Chaparral continues to enjoy significant growth and remains among the leading boatbuilders in the marine industry."

Lane, who graduated from the university in 1964, was honored in a ceremony Feb. 6.

Starting from an extensive list, the selection committee narrowed the candidates to the top 600, then fine-tuned the list to create the Gator100, which is sponsored by the university, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

The Gator100 award follows on the heels of a special recognition commendation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Additionally, Lane, along with Chaparral founder Buck Pegg, were selected as Boating Industry Magazine's Mover And Shaker of the Year.

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