Mark McKinney was appointed president of South Carolina-based Pleasurecraft Engine Group following the recent retirement of longtime president Chuck Thurman.
Pleasurecraft, which manufactures PCM, Crusader, Challenger and Levitator engines, was recently acquired by Correct Craft.
McKinney joined Pleasurecraft in 1991 and, after a brief time working in customer service, was promoted to vice president of operations, where he has served for the last 20 years. During his time as vice president McKinney’s engineering, innovation and his passion for the marine industry resulted in multiple patents awarded to Pleasurecraft.
McKinney’s plans for the future of the company are rooted in its tradition of developing and innovating new products with exclusive features.
“I am excited to help our team build upon Pleasurecraft’s incredible legacy,” McKinney said in a statement. “The support we receive from our parent company, Correct Craft, is allowing us to grow and will take us far beyond where we could have ever dreamed.”
“I am thrilled to appoint Mark to this new position,” Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin said. “The future of Pleasurecraft is bright and we all look forward to working with Mark in his new role. We are committed to building on the outstanding legacy of Pleasurecraft Engine Group and each of the company’s outstanding brands.”