Jan 7, 2015 10:47 AM .(EGERSUND, Norway) — Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands, announced the enhancement of its executive team with the addition of Marc Jourlait as deputy CEO.
Jourlait brings a wealth of experience to Navico’s top-tier executive
management team and he is also appointed to the board of directors.
Jourlait will take direct responsibility for the Recreational Marine and
Digital Marine divisions, as well as managing the customer service and
information technology functions within Navico.
Jourlait is a French, U.S. and Canadian national, and he has
extensive corporate experience, coming most recently from Bose Corp.
where he was vice president and general manager for Europe. In previous
positions, Jourlait was based in the United States, working for Apple,
Hewlett-Packard and Seagate in product management, marketing, sales and
general management, which all added to his vast understanding of the
consumer electronics market.
“Looking toward the future of Navico, it was important for us to find
someone who supports and realizes our vision, with a strong passion for
the business,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO and president of Navico. “Not
only does Marc have the experience to manage the ever-increasing
responsibilities of our growing brands, he exudes energy, enthusiasm and
instills ultimate confidence from his colleagues at every level. We
look forward to working with him during what is sure to be an exciting
time for our company.”
“I look forward to driving the Navico marine electronics business
forward with the team at Navico and our partners,” said Jourlait. “I see
a great opportunity for significant growth across all the Navico brands
and believe that we are very well positioned to benefit from the
increased role that technology plays in both commercial and recreational
marine customers’ lives today.”
For more information on the Navico brands, visit www.lowrance.com,
www.simrad-yachting.com, pro.simrad-yachting.com/en, www.bandg.com and
To find out more about the Navico Group of
companies, visit www.navico.com.
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