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Grady-White Names V.P. of Engineering


Grady-White Boats has promoted longtime team member Joe Hunter to vice president of engineering.

Hunter joined the company’s engineering team in 1988, after gaining a degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. In 2004, he was promoted to his most recent leadership position as engineering manager.

He has been directing the engineering department since the retirement of vice president of engineering, David Neese, in December 2019.

“Joe has played a significant role in Grady-White’s award-winning product design over the past 33 years. His extensive experience, personal passion and strong leadership will continue to strengthen our product development endeavors for years to come,” company president Kris Carroll said in a statement.

“I am humbled and honored, and most of all, excited to have the opportunity to provide strategies and leadership for our passionate engineering team,” Hunter said.

As a testament to the popularity of the company’s boat designs and engineering, in 2021 for the 19th consecutive year Grady-White received NMMA’s CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction. 


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