Earlier this month, Bryan Seti, general manager of sales and marketing, Yamaha WaterCraft Group, was elected chairperson of the Grow Boating Board of Directors during their annual meeting in Chicago.
Seti succeeds Joe Lewis, owner and general manager of Mt. Dora Boating Center, who served as chairperson from 2011 through October 2019.
Seti joined Yamaha in 1998 and leads sales and marketing for Yamaha's jet-powered boat line. Before joining Yamaha, he was director of marketing for Diamondback Bicycles.
The following Grow Boating Board directors were elected to serve as officers during the Nov. 6 meeting:
Chairperson: Bryan Seti, general manager of sales and marketing, Yamaha WaterCraft Group
Vice Chairperson: Peter Barrett, senior vice president, SmokerCraft
Secretary: David Witty, executive vice president, OneWater Marine
Treasurer: Bill Watters, president, Syntec Industries
Past Chair: Joe Lewis, owner and general manager, Mount Dora Boating Center
The Grow Boating Board of Directors is comprised of:
Boat Manufacturer Representatives
Lauren Beckstadt, Brunswick Corporation
Phil Estes, Malibu Boats LLC
Peter Barrett, SmokerCraft, Inc.
Robert Long, White River Marine Group
Engine Manufacturer Representatives
Natalie Carrera, Indmar Marine Engines
Michelle Dauchy, Mercury Marine
Susan Bonovich, Volvo Penta of the Americas
Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine
Matt Lodder, Marine Sales Group, Fairfield, Ohio
Larry Russo, Sr., MarineMax Russo, Medford, Mass.
Joe Lewis, Mount Dora Boating Center, Mount Dora, Fla.
David Witty, OneWater Marine, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Accessory & Component Manufacturer Representatives
Laurie Louvier, Dometic
Bill Watters, Syntec Industries
Bryan Seti, Yamaha WaterCraft Group
Discover Boating Canada Representative
Marc Duhamel, Legend Boats
Glenn Sandridge, Bonnier Corporation
Louis Chemi, Freedom Boat Club
Michele Goldsmith, Soundings Trade Only