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Yamaha Marine Group names propeller division GM

Yamaha Marine Group named Jonathon Burns general manager of Precision Propeller Industries.

Yamaha Marine Group named Jonathon Burns general manager of Precision Propeller Industries, an independently operated subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. and the company that produces all Yamaha-branded stainless-steel propellers.

Burns joined the Yamaha Marine Group as a sales coordinator at Skeeter Boats in May of 2000, then moved to the marine group’s operations and planning division in 2004 as a market analyst. In 2010 he was promoted to division manager of Yamaha marine operations and planning, where he has served as a member of the marine group’s senior leadership team for more than five years.

“Jonathon has been a leader in many of the key initiatives that have made Yamaha what it is today,” Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale said in a statement. “Though I will miss having his expertise and friendship in our home office on a daily basis, I have great confidence in the excellent work he will do as the new general manager of PPI.”

During his 15-year career with Yamaha, Burns has been involved in business planning for the Yamaha marine group and the Yamaha companies PPI; Skeeter Boats Inc.; and G3 Boats.

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