Skip to main content

Hinckley names chief marketing officer

Saladino

Pete Saladino

The Hinckley Company said Monday that Pete Saladino has joined the company in the newly created role of chief marketing officer.

Based in Portsmouth, R.I., Saladino will lead all marketing efforts globally as Hinckley continues to expand its lineup of premium yachts and its yacht services business.

The company said Saladino brings extensive experience marketing premium, innovative products after 13 years with Samsung’s Galaxy brand of smartphones in the United States and in Asia.

“Pete is arriving at Hinckley at a particularly exciting time,” Peter O’Connell, president and CEO of Hinckley, said in a statement. “We have strong momentum in new yacht sales and in our yacht services business. We are also poised to announce some ground-breaking new products this fall, which Pete will be instrumental in bringing to market. We continue to expand our services offering with a larger footprint in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and a new location in Stamford, Connecticut. It’s a great time for Pete to join the team.”

At Samsung, Saladino built the marketing platform for national consumer programs for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 launches in the U.S. Prior to that, he led marketing efforts with Samsung’s largest customer in this country.

He has extensive experience as a leader on projects internationally in markets as diverse as Japan, Hong Kong, Russia and Korea. Saladino has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University.

He grew up sailing on Long Island Sound and was co-captain of the dinghy racing team at Cornell. He fell in love with a flag-blue Hinckley 38 while driving launch in high school and has a long history with the Hinckley brand.

He has owned a 1967 Hinckley Pilot 35, Ragamuffin, sailed out of Larchmont, N.Y., for more than 13 years and took her through a refit at Hinckley Yacht Services in Southwest Harbor in 2010.

Related

FUTURE-ANGLERS

FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.

1_NAOS.YACHTS.EXPANDS

Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.

1_THANKSGIVING

Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

CORRECT-CRAFT-ORPHANAGE

Correct Craft Gives Back

Employees spent a day serving at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, impacting more than 500 kids in need.

1_GH.ELECTRIC.HOIST

GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

The GH70e mobile boat lift is powered by a modular solar/battery system and has a 65-ton capacity.

1_PULSE.PING

Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?

1_NMMA-CANADA

NMMA Canada President Steps Down

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel is leaving the recreational boating trade group after nearly 15 years of service.

1_DEALER.OUTLOOK

Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.