Skip to main content

Nautic-On names executive

Lou Sandoval will lead business development for the new Brunswick company.

Lou Sandoval will lead business development for the new Brunswick company.

Nautic-On has named marine industry veteran Lou Sandoval as national director of business development.

Sandoval, who serves on the boards of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Sail America, Recreational Boating Leadership Council and the Chicago Yacht Club where he also serves on the executive board as the vice commodore.

Most recently, he spent 16 years as a marine dealer principal at Karma Yacht Sales in Chicago. Under Sandoval’s leadership, Karma Yachts became a nationally ranked dealership, with a focus on superior customer service.

In February, Nautic-On announced the launch of its smart boating platform. The platform improves the boat ownership experience through connectivity and service.

“The reason Nautic-On exists is to improve the boating experience through intelligent solutions,” said Nautic-On general manager Adam Schanfield in a statement. “Lou shares a desire to make a meaningful impact on both the boating and boat ownership experience. He brings direct experience to help our marine partners leverage technology to improve their businesses and provide a better boating experience.”

In the newly-created position, Sandoval will lead the development of Nautic-On’s domestic sales and strategic partnerships with dealers, marinas, distributors, boat builders, and other marine companies.

“I have seen the direct business benefit of utilizing technology to improve customer service,” said Sandoval. “The combination of a shortage of skilled labor and increasing customer expectations makes it imperative that the industry leverages technology to work smarter, not harder. I’m very enthusiastic about the power of the Nautic-On smart boating platform and excited to join the team at this pivotal time. I’m eager to help the industry provide a better boating and boat ownership experience through intelligent technical solutions.”

Related

1_BRP

BRP Launches Multiple New Products

The company debuted Rotax outboards, new Manitou and Alumacraft models and an electric hydrofoil board.

1_EVERGLADES

Everglades Hires Director

Caroline Cozier will lead the company’s sales initiatives in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Canada.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Three Great Ways To Tick-Off Your Customers

As boat sales normalize, it’s essential to keep the customers you have. Here’s what not to do.

1_CHAPARRAL

Buck Pegg Turns 80

Flags were flown at the Georgia State and U.S capitols in honor of the Chapparal Boats founder’s birthday.

1_CONTENDER

Contender Boats Announces New Factory

The fishboat builder said the 100,000-square-foot facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., will concentrate on its smaller models.

1_IBEX.PRESESSION

Soundings Trade Only Announces IBEX Presessions

The Sept. 26 events in Tampa, Fla., include a Women in the Industry Summit, a leadership panel and the Most Innovative Marine Company Awards.

_MG_0177

U.S. Adds 528,000 Jobs in July

The Department of Labor said the manufacturing and leisure-and-hospitality segments contributed to the gains.