Chris-Craft names VP of Engineering

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Chris-Craft has appointed Ron Berman as its vice president of engineering. Berman has worked in the boating industry for 37 years. Over the last 12 years, he has led design, engineering and development teams that include Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Bayliner and Meridian. Most recently, he was vice president of product portfolio for Sea Ray Sport Yacht and L Class products. Berman has earned eight U.S. patents for unique designs.

Chris Collier will continue to oversee design and new product development and will report to Berman.

Chris-Craft President Stephen Heese said hiring Berman was an “essential step” to Chris-Craft’s growth plans. “We are very excited to see what Ron will bring to our brand,” he said in a statement


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