Marine leaders gather for 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford Just last week, the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT – the premier educational and networking event for leaders across the recreational marine industry – wrapped up in sunny Orlando, Fla. ELEVATE is produced and hosted by Boating Industry and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference, hosted over three days, featured plenty of […]

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Georgia Senator’s Office, business leaders visit Chaparral and Robalo Boats facilities

Last month Kristin Fulford, Director of Outreach in the office of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), along with local city councilman Rodrick Smith and South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Berrien Campus Administrator Richard Huth, visited the Chaparral and Robalo Boats facilities in Nashville, Georgia. Led by Mike Fafard, Senior VP of Manufacturing and Engineering, the […]

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Marine Products Corporation reports 42% increase for Q2

Marine Products Corporation (MPC) — manufacturer of Chaparral and Robalo boats — announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. “Our manufacturing facility operated throughout the second quarter of 2022 as we worked to satisfy continued high dealer and consumer demand during the height of the retail selling season,” stated Ben M. Palmer, Marine […]

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Chaparral Boats announces expanded role for Mike Fafard

Buck Pegg, Founder of Chaparral Boats, recently announced the expanded role of Mike Fafard, currently Chaparral and Robalo’s senior vice president of engineering and design to include senior vice president of manufacturing. Buck Pegg will continue as executive vice president of Chaparral and Robalo Boats with oversight responsibilities for all operations. Mike Fafard joined the […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Ann Baldree

2015 STEP Ahead Award Dinner on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Shealah Craighead By Wanda Kenton Smith As we celebrate and honor the many “Women Making Waves” this issue, it’s fitting to profile one of the most celebrated female executives to make a name for herself in the marine industry. Ann […]

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