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Ben Speciale has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Planning at Yamaha Marine Group, Kennesaw, Ga., a position that includes expanded roles within strategic planning, customer service and financial performance.
“I have worked with Ben for nearly 20 years,” said Phil Dyskow, president of Yamaha Marine. “He has contributed greatly to our success over the last eight years with his tireless focus of improving our business operations. He has been one of our key management team members that has led Yamaha Marine to its leadership position. This change will strengthen our group and drive more focus in the area of customer service improvement.”
Speciale has been in the marine industry for most of his life. About 30 years ago, his family acquired Rhea Harbor, a family resort and marina in Spring City, Tenn. Speciale, his brother and mother still own the business, which includes 12 lakefront cabin rentals, 60-slip marina and boat and motor sales and service.
Speciale is a member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Statistics Committee, Grow Boating Funding Model Task Force, and Chairman of the Timely and Accurate Sales Statistics Task Force.

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