Working in the marine industry for 40 years, George’s background includes non-ferrous alloys for military marine applications (Ampco Metals), marine switches and locks (General Automotive, now part of Dometic), lighting, deck and underwater hardware (Wilcox Crittenden and Perko), and commercial boat navigation, searchlights, and gasoline fuel systems (Perko).
He has worked with OEMs, boat builders, and distributors throughout North America and Europe, and has extensive experience in component part sales, use, and installation. George is an expert in navigation lighting, marine fuel systems, diurnal emission systems.
George has served on numerous National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) committees including Education and Discover Boating. He was the primary author of the NMMA’s Best Practices Manual for Supply Chain Management. He has also served on numerous American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) technical committees including navigation lighting and fuel systems.
George is a past Chairman of the Boards of both the NMMA and the ABYC, where he has received numerous leadership awards. He has a BA from LaSalle University and an MBA from Drexel University, both in Philadelphia, PA. He holds an SCPro I certification from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and teaches Supply Chain Management, Customer Service Management and Procurement Management part-time at a college in Florida.
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