Marine electronics manufacturer Navico named Marc Jourlait as its deputy CEO.
The parent company of the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands said Jourlait brings a wealth of experience to its top-tier executive management team and will be appointed to the board of directors. He will take direct responsibility for the recreational marine and digital marine divisions, as well as managing the customer service and information technology functions within Navico.
Jourlait is a French, U.S. and Canadian national, and Navico said he has extensive corporate experience, coming most recently from Bose Corp., where he was vice president and general manager for Europe. In previous positions, Jourlait was based in the United States, working for Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Seagate in product management, marketing, sales and general management.
“Looking toward the future of Navico it was important for us to find someone who supports and realizes our vision, with a strong passion for the business,” Navico president and CEO Leif Ottosson said in a statement.
“Not only does Marc have the experience to manage the ever-increasing responsibilities of our growing brands, he exudes energy, enthusiasm and instills ultimate confidence from his colleagues at every level. We look forward to working with him during what is sure to be an exciting time for our company.”
“I look forward to driving the Navico marine electronics business forward with the team at Navico and our partners,” Jourlait said. “I see a great opportunity for significant growth across all the Navico brands and believe that we are very well positioned to benefit from the increased role that technology plays in both commercial and recreational marine customers’ lives today.”