G.G. Schmitt & Sons names new director

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Greg Thayer

Greg Thayer

Marine hardware manufacturer G.G. Schmitt & Sons has hired marine-industry veteran Greg Thayer as director of technical sales and marketing.

Over his 20-year career, Thayer has held engineering positions at G.G. Schmitt & Sons, Viking Yachts, Jupiter Marine and Stingray Boats. He has an industrial design degree from Appalachian State University where he attended on a football scholarship.

“We are excited to have Greg back at G.G. Schmitt,” Ron Schmitt, company CEO, said in a statement. “He is a true team player with strong marine industry experience. Having him in this position will allow us to leverage his knowledge of design, construction and manufacturing to more clearly communicate the benefits and advantages of our products.”

Thayer grew up boating on the waters of Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande, Fla. He is a fisherman and holds a United States Coast Guard captain’s license.

“Returning to G.G. Schmidt was like coming home,” Thayer said in the statement. “I look forward to working with the other members of the team to help keep this iconic brand growing.”

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