Kadey-Krogen Yachts named Tucker West as the company’s new vice president of sales.
West has assumed an equity position in the company by purchasing John Gear’s interest in the company, creating a new team of principals.
In addition to West overseeing sales, Larry Polster will supervise marketing, public relations, finance and administration and Tom Button will direct yacht construction, new product development, commissioning and post-delivery customer care.
Gear will continue with Kadey-Krogen as the company’s Florida yacht broker of record.
West, who has 20 years of marine industry experience, has spent the past nine years leading the North American sales and dealers network for Grand Banks Yachts.
In addition to sales, his work at Kadey-Krogen will contribute to product development and sales marketing.
“I am extremely pleased to join the Kadey-Krogen crew,” West said in a statement. “To be a part of a team that takes a customer-first position from the get-go is music to my ears. I am confident that my knowledge of the customer base will help propel Kadey-Krogen Yachts forward. Currently, we have several new products on the drawing the board, and it is an exciting time to join the company.”
“It has been my privilege to have been an owner of the company for the last eight years, something I could never have imagined when I came on board as a broker in 2002,” Gear said.
“I am both proud and humbled by my tenure and my association with the entire Kadey-Krogen team, and especially the relationship Larry, Tom and I have enjoyed. Next month will mark 38 years since I brokered my first boat, and now, to be able to continue my relationship with Kadey-Krogen Yachts in that same broker capacity is like having your cake and eating it, too. I look forward to watching the growth I am sure will result from this new team, and will take great satisfaction knowing that I helped contribute in some small way to the success of Kadey-Krogen Yachts.”