Hatteras names new leadership team

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Hatteras Yachts has appointed Gary Smith as chief executive officer, replacing Kelly Grindle.

Dave Goodman, who was CFO for The Hinckley Company, was named chief financial officer, according to a company statement.

Smith had been a board member for Hatteras. He most recently led the renewal and sales of Polartec LLC. Smith previously was president of Timberland’s Outdoor Group and a partner at McKinsey & Co.

Goodman was CFO at Hinckley from 2013 to 2018. He was most recently chief financial officer at Station Partners. Goodman started his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He was also CFO of Christie’s International and VP of Sony Music Entertainment.

“Hatteras has a tremendous and loyal customer community who are passionate about the product and its legacy,” said Gary Smith in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside the management team, skilled craftsmen and dedicated workforce to help them continue delivering the highest quality, differentiated luxury motor yachts and convertible sport fishing boats in the industry.”

“We are delighted to welcome these highly accomplished professionals to the Hatteras team,” said Gregory L. Segall, CEO of Hatteras’ controlling shareholder, Versa Capital Management, in the statement. “Gary is a thoughtful, proven and highly successful executive with extensive experience in global manufacturing, branding and strategy. The board is confident Gary and Dave are excellent choices to lead Hatteras as it pursues its next stage of growth and continuing revitalization.”

Grindle resigned to pursue other opportunities, noted the statement, after helping guide Hatteras through an important renewal phase.


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