Vetus hires new customer service and marketing coordinator


Vetus-Maxwell, Inc., which manufactures a variety of marine products including bow thrusters, has hired Karla Kavanagh as its customer service and marketing coordinator.

Kavanagh will provide customer support from the company’s base in Hanover, Md., as well as assist with strategy and execution. She will also manage Vetus-Maxwell’s boat show presence. “We look forward to Karla’s contributions in her new role and know that her enthusiasm for and experience with boating and the boating industry can only lead to success,” Chris DeBoy, vice president of sales and marketing for Vetus-Maxwell, said in a statement.

Kavanagh has more than 20 years of experience in the marine industry. She has held several positions including service/parts manager, accounting and operations manager and has worked in sales at boat shows and promotional events. Additionally, she has owned several boats and currently enjoys cruising on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband Kevin and Labrador Retriever Kiera. She is an active member of the Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association (CBPBA).


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