Suzuki Marine announces personnel moves


Suzuki Marine promoted 25-year company veteran George “Gus” Blakely to marine sales general manager.

He will have responsibility for dealer and OEM sales, and product application and development.

Blakely will direct all marine division sales efforts and will work closely with Suzuki Motor Corp. in Japan on the development of new products.

The company also said Jonathan Woolson was promoted to national sales manager for dealer sales.

Suzuki said Christopher White was named sales operations manager in the marine division. He will have direct responsibility for marketing, advertising and sales administration and will oversee the division’s GSA activities.

“We now have the right people in the right places so we can grow and increase our share of market,” marine division vice president Takuya Sato said in a statement. “I am proud to lead this team as we chart a course for continued success, working with our valued dealers and boatbuilder partners.”


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