Suzuki Marine bolstered its technical support team by bringing aboard marine-industry professionals Terry Posey and Tim Reitan.
“We are very fortunate to be able to bring in such well-rounded industry experts with decades of related experience,” George Blakely, Suzuki Marine USA executive vice president, sales and service, said in a statement. “We have big plans for expansion in the U.S. market and the western part of the country in particular. Providing the industry’s best technical support for our present and future dealers is key to these plans.”
Posey is filling Suzuki Marine’s new position of field service & tech line manager/service operations. He has more than three decades of marine technical experience and previously held technical representative, coordinator and supervisor positions with an outboard manufacturer for more than 15 years. He most recently was with advanced drive system manufacturer Deutz Corporation. Posey is based at company’s Tampa, Fla., headquarters.
Tim Reitan has filled the post of technical service manager for the western U.S. He joins Suzuki Marine from Marine Supply, where he was service manager for the last nine years.
A native of Yakima, Wash., Reitan is responsible for assisting dealers with Suzuki Service Preparedness, providing technical advice and assistance to dealer service personnel, overseeing major repairs and providing authorization for warranty reimbursement. He will also help ensure customer satisfaction and dealer profitability.