Mr. McNew was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterCraft Boat Company in August, 2012. Mr. McNew comes to MasterCraft with a wealth of leadership experience not only in the marine industry, but specifically within our performance water sports segment, having spent 24 years in the business with executive roles at both Brunswick and Correct Craft. Mr. McNew served as President and CEO of Correct Craft from 2004-2006, and most recently has served as Executive Vice President, Manufacturing and Quality for the Recreational Boat Group at Brunswick, where he had a global responsibility for manufacturing, quality, product development and engineering for Brunswick’s recreational boat brands. Prior to these roles, Mr. McNew held increasingly senior positions at Sea Ray, starting there in 1988 as a laminator and chop gun operator and ultimately leading manufacturing and PD&E. Mr. McNew received his BSBA in Economics from the University of Central Florida – College of Business Administration and is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Oxley has been Chief Financial Officer of MasterCraft Boat Company since October 2012, formerly being in the role of Vice President of Business Performance since 2006. Mr. Oxley has extensive powerboat industry experience, having served in various senior financial roles at Brunswick for 16 years. Prior to joining MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC, Mr. Oxley was the Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick's Freshwater Boat Group from 2004 to 2006, the Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick's Sea Ray Division from 2002 to 2004 and the Chief Financial Officer of Baja Marine Corporation (a division of Brunswick) from 1998 to 2002. Before Brunswick, he was Senior Auditor at Arthur Anderson LLP. Mr. Oxley's key contributions to MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC have been strategic planning, modeling, due diligence, budgeting and forecasting. Mr. Oxley received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Povlin joined MasterCraft Boat Company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the summer of 2013 and brings considerable executive business leadership experience from both domestic and international markets. His extensive background in financial management, communication, strategic planning and execution have led multinational operations to the attainment of double digit revenue improvements and significant expansions of global market reach in challenging, competitive industries. During his 20 years in the marine industry, he held numerous senior leadership positions with Brunswick Corporation and in those roles provided strategic direction for business unit financial performance, manufacturing operations, sales and marketing efforts, and product development initiatives. In each area, he consistently delivered on the goals and objectives of business divisions that spanned multiple market segments across the globe. Mr. Povlin is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations. His commitment to lifelong learning includes further studies at Northwestern and the University of Chicago in the areas of marketing, finance, and leadership.
Mr. Chittum joined MCBC Holdings in June 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). He arrived with 15 years of cross-functional business experience primarily in the automotive industry. Prior to joining MCBC Holdings, he was the director of global operational excellence for Visteon Corporation, a tier one automotive supplier. Prior to that role, he was in charge of Visteon’s operations in Monterrey, Mexico, as an expatriate multi-site plant manager. One of the three facilities that Chittum led was awarded the prestigious Shingo Bronze Medallion for accomplishments in operational excellence. Prior to Visteon, Chittum held various plant leadership positions in Lear Corporation, another tier one automotive supplier, was an alumnus of Deloitte and Touche, LLP, and a veteran of the United States Army. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland (UC) with a bachelors degree in accounting and maintains professional certifications that include a certified public accountant, certified lean manager from the Ohio State University, and a Shingo Prize examiner.
Mr. Kirkland has been CIO since April 2008. From 2000 to 2008, he served as Director of Information Systems. Prior to that Mr. Kirkland was Manager of Information Systems at TRW Koyo Steering Systems (now a division of JTEKT Automotive), a tier one automotive supplier. Mr. Kirkland was with TRW Koyo for 12 years. Mr. Kirkland is a member of the Senior Executive Network, is a board member for curriculum development at Cleveland State Community College. Mr. Kirkland received his B.A. in Computer Science/Mathematics from Maryville College, completed advanced studies with the Tatum CIO Executives, and has completed studies in various advanced technology areas.
Mr. Stanley has been Vice President of Human Resources with MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC since July 2006. From 1996 to 2006, he served as Director of Human Resources with MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Stanley was Director of Human Resources for Clayton Homes, Inc. Mr. Stanley received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Mr. Franklin has been the Director of International Business since December 2010. From 2008 to 2010 he was the International Business Manager, which was a newly created position for MasterCraft Boat Company. Prior to this new role Mr. Franklin joined the company in 2007 as part of the purchasing and sourcing organization. He held a similar position with Sea Ray Boats from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Franklin graduated with his MBA from Tennessee Technological University in May 2008 with a concentration in International Business. Similarly, he graduated with a BS from the University of Tennessee in December 1998 in management (international business concentration). His language of study is French and he speaks it well enough to get into or out of trouble. His responsibilities at MasterCraft Boat Company consists of managing the international staff around the globe as well as to oversee all aspects of the existing international business and initiate growth into developing markets.
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