CLEARWATER, FL (October 1, 2018) – MarineMax, the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has promoted W. Brett McGill to Chief Executive Officer and he will continue to serve as President. William H. McGill Jr., the company’s prior Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, has been named Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Brett McGill served as MarineMax’s President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in October 2017 after serving as Chief Operating Officer from October 2016 and as Executive Vice President Operations from October 2015. He served as Executive Vice President of West Operations beginning in May 2012 and he served as one of the company’s Regional Presidents from May 2006 to 2012. Brett McGill launched his career with MarineMax in 1998 and held positions which included Director of Information Services, as well as Vice President of Information Technology, Service and Parts.
Joseph A. Watters, Board Member and Nomination/Corporate Governance Committee Chairman, commented, “Brett’s vast experience, including successfully leading the company’s operations for the past several years, has positioned him well to become the next leader for MarineMax. His passion for understanding our customers and their needs has contributed meaningfully to the company’s accomplishments. He has done an outstanding job building a team that shares his passion which has helped us grow the last several years. As a Board, we are confident that his experience, leadership skills, and knowledge will serve us well as he works to create shareholder value over the long-term, while he assumes his additional responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer.”
“We thank Bill McGill for his twenty plus years leading MarineMax as its CEO from our formation more than twenty years ago to the industry leader MarineMax is today. Bill will remain an integral part of our future in his new role as Executive Chairman and will help to ensure a seamless transition, while focusing on our strategies,” concluded Watters.