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Jeff Harris named Iconic Marine Group COO

 

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris

Iconic Marine Group, the parent corporation of Fountain Powerboats, Donzi Marine and Baja Marine, has named Jeff Harris chief operating officer.

Harris has a long history in offshore powerboat racing, including being inducted to the American Power Boat Association’s Hall of Champions. Most recently, he throttled the 48’ MTI catamaran, Wake Effects to the 2017 Superboat International National Championship. Harris also has a long history racing Fountain Powerboats. Harris has been the operations manager for North Carolina and South Carolina for CMS Mechanical, a commercial air conditioning contractor based in Melbourne, Fla.

“Jeff is the latest addition to IMG’s world-class management team,” said managing partner Fred Ross in a statement. “When we met, I knew instantly Jeff was the right leader at the right time. He joins IMG on a wave of momentum as the company just completed a record-setting quarter. My intent is to dominate in every category of boats we build and I’m confident nobody can take us there faster than Jeff Harris.”

Harris lives near the IMG headquarters on the Pamlico River in Washington, N.C. “Nobody respects Iconic’s heritage more than I do,” said Harris, who grew up in the area. “From day one, we’ve enjoyed a competitive edge and I’m going to build on that. Whether it’s Fountain’s 43’ NX flagship, the revolutionary Donzi 41’ GT or the popular Baja 27’ Outlaw, boaters expect a performance advantage from Iconic. My job is to add all I’ve learned in racing and manufacturing to an already winning formula.”

Reggie Fountain, II, who founded Fountain Powerboats, has a long history with Harris. “Jeff and I worked side-by-side rolling glass on that first boat 40 years ago,” Fountain said. “Whether it’s boat design, hull construction, rigging, sales, warranty, or talking to customers at a boat show, Jeff’s understanding of what it takes to make a boat company work is unmatched. Behind the wheel of a center console, sport cruiser, a high-performance V-bottom or a 185-mph Unlimited Superboat, there’s nobody better.”

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