KENNESAW, Ga. – April 27, 2022 – Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced today the appointment of Ron Campbell to the position of Division Manager, Outboard Sales. In his new role, Campbell will oversee all Yamaha U.S. dealer outboard sales initiatives and programs. He succeeds long-time Yamaha team member John Rigsby who retired in March of 2022.
“Ron brings extended marine industry sales perspective to the position and is eager to develop strong relationships with Yamaha’s marine dealer network,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “His extensive experience in wholesale sales and operations management will serve to help Yamaha and our dealers realize greater sales.”
A fourteen-year veteran of the Yamaha WaterCraft Division, Ron began his career with Yamaha as a District Manager in Florida before transitioning to Regional Manager for both the East and West regions. During that time, he oversaw significant growth amongst both boat and watercraft product lines along with consistent strengthening of the dealer network. Prior to Yamaha, Campbell spent several years as an Account Executive for Guest Access International where he developed the company’s sales region in Florida and expanded the company’s national sales efforts.
Campbell reports to Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit.
Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, based in Kennesaw, Ga., markets and sells marine outboard motors ranging in size from 2.5 to 425 horsepower. It also markets and sells fiberglass, jet-drive sport boats ranging from 19 to 27 feet, and personal watercraft. The unit includes manufacturing divisions of Yamaha Marine Systems Co., Inc., including Kracor of Milwaukee (rotational molding), Bennett Marine of Deerfield Beach, Fla. (trim tabs), and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers of Indianapolis (stainless steel propellers). Yamaha Marine Group is a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., based in Cypress, Calif.
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