BlueWater Chairs names president

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Joe Schwab, new president

Joe Schwab, new president

Joe Schwab joined BlueWater Chairs as president of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based companies. He will be responsible for expanding growth in the manufacture of fighting chairs, rocket launchers, helm seats and high-end yacht furniture.

“Joe’s extraordinary career and emphasis on customer service excellence is a perfect fit for BlueWater,” founder and CEO Tom Ackel said in a statement.

Added Schwab: “I have known Tom for over 25 years and have watched him build BlueWater’s reputation for well-designed, high-quality, customer-focused custom teak chairs and furniture. I’m excited to lead the company in its next phase of growth.”

Schwab spent 28 years with Viking Yacht Co. in New Gretna, N.J., where he most recently was vice president of sales. “I understand the needs, desires and expectations of yachting and sportfishing owners and crew when it comes to the product,” he said. “Equally important, I also recognize the level of service that must be provided once the product is delivered.”

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