SmartPlug names Ron Bailey VP of global sales and marketing

Author:
Publish date:
BaileySmartPlug

SmartPlug Systems has hired Ron Bailey as its global vice president of sales and marketing. A statement said that Bailey has joined the company during a transitional period as incumbent Terry Gilliland prepares his retirement in 2020. CEO Tony Barber made the announcement.

"Ron has demonstrated leadership, vision and success throughout his career," said Barber in the statement. "He has a deep knowledge of our core markets and customers, and the ability to transform that insight into actionable results."

Bailey was most recently vice president of global marine sales and marketing at Dometic. Before that, he was president of Turning Point Propellers. He sits on the National Marine Manufacturers Association Board of Directors and Marine Accessories and Components Division.

"Joining SmartPlug is an opportunity to work with a company that places safety before industry stereotypes," said Bailey in the statement. "Plus, Tony Barber is an evangelist for his products with infectious enthusiasm."

Bailey, a USCG-licensed captain, holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University and an M.S. in science, business administration and management from Central Michigan University.

Related

Wholesale Shipments Drop in September

NMMA: Easing supply chain constraints should enable more manufacturers to build boats.

Dealers: What’s Your 2021 Retail Outlook?

The monthly Pulse Report asks marine retailers to weigh in on November market conditions.

2020 On Track for More Than 300,000 Boat Registrations

It’s the highest number since 2007, when there were almost 400,000 boats registered for the year.

A United Industry Voice Impacts Summer Sales

The comprehensive collective effort of the Get on Board campaign was a key factor in generating boatloads of new customers.

Boating Writer Scholarship Now Open

The BWI Active Interest Media Boating Journalist Scholarship is now accepting applications through January 15. College students are encouraged to apply for the $3,000 scholarship.

Quick Hits: November 24, 2020

Bluewater Yacht Sales expands; ICOMIA issues yacht coatings guide; and Elcome expands forecasting services.

Iris Innovations Launches Garmin OneHelm Compatible Camera and Alarm Management System

The UK-based company’s new products allow users to manage all onboard cameras and alarms via Garmin MFDs.