Bill has 30 years of Manufacturer/Dealer relations as a co-founder of Keystone RV in 1996 and Grand Design RV in 2012. Both companies are among the most respected in the industry. Known for building a high-quality product, truly partnering with their dealer network and excellent customer relations, Grand Design RV achieved record setting marks from RV dealers for the Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) Survey. A long-time boater, Bill plans on bringing his extensive MFR/Dealer experience to the pontoon boat business to create the best pontoon boat company in North America.
Mike has over 20 years of manufacturing experience including 4 years experience in public accounting where he earned his CPA certification (1999). He served as CFO for Middlebury Hardwood Products (2000-2009) and most recently was the VP of Operational Efficiencies (2011-2012) and then VP of Finance (2012-2017) for Crossroads RV. Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame (1996).
Jeff has spent most of his professional career in the retail boating industry. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Construction Engineering, he moved home to Elkhart, IN, and opened WakeSide Marine in 2002. WakeSide Marine has been a Boating Industry Top 100 Dealership for several years and is a regular on the sales achievement lists. Jeff has served on the board for the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) since 2010.
Gene has over 20 years of experience in building pontoon boats and most recently ran the manufacturing operations for South Bay/Berkshire. He has developed a reputation for high product quality with focused employee training programs and on-line systems checks, and he has forged strong relationships with many vendor partners.
Jeff brings a well-rounded and expansive skill-set to Barletta Boat Company with over 10 years of marine industry experience. Most recently, as Director of Marketing for Godfrey Marine, Jeff was a key participant in all facets of the Hurricane Deck Boat and Godfrey Pontoon Boat (Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater) operations including product development, market research, pricing, promotion, graphic design, brand strategy and messaging, digital advertising and social media, dealer communications, and dealer training.
Mike comes to Barletta after spending seven years with Godfrey Marine operating in a variety of key managment capacities. A quick learner, ultra-competitive, and always up for a challenge, Mike was tasked with increasing operating efficiencies and process improvements in the quality control, customer service, purchasing and engineering functions. Mike earned his B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, and his Master’s degree in Industrial Technology from Purdue University.
Highly regarded throughout the industry, Gary joined the Barletta team in December of 2017. For the past 37 years, Gary has worked in various roles with Harris FloteBote as production supervisor, in-house sales, and the vast majority as Customer Service Manager overseeing parts and warranty. Gary will be responsible for developing the Barletta Customer Experience including parts, warranty, the White Glove PDI department, and the Customer Resource Center. Gary has been a boater and lake resident for over 29 years.
Matt Gardenour started his career at International Truck and Engine where he was a design engineer for 7 years and most recently was with Brunswick Corporation for the past 6 years working with the Harris pontoon brand. Matt’s thrilled to be with Barletta because of the all-star team that has been assembled here. What is most exciting to him, is working for a company that is changing the game! He wanted to be part of a team that was leading with innovation and delivering a great customer experience.
Mark has over 25 years of experience as a Marine Engineer designing and improving all aspects of product in the boating industry. He has won numerous awards including the Innovation Award from Dometic for his original design of a cooled cup holder, and the Plastics Innovation Award for his part in designing the polished roto-cast pontoon console. His experience in innovative design and his passion for boating make Mark a significant contributor to the product development process.
Jesse joins the Barletta team with 15 years of experience in the industry. Formally Jesse was a Service Manager for Suzuki Marine and a Product Support Specialist for Mercury Marine. His wealth of knowledge is a perfect asset to Barletta. In his spare time he's an avid boater and has been racing outboard hydroplanes for 25 years!
Scott brings 20+ years of marine industry experience including sales, customer service, operations, and management. Most recently Scott was employed with a Fortune 200 company as Regional Sales Manager.
Please join us in welcoming Ryan Brandenberger to the Barletta team as a Regional Sales Manager! Ryan comes to us with tons of sales experience, and an appetite to learn the marine business. In his spare time Ryan spends every day on the water. Living on a local lake, he races sail boats, water skis and enjoys every aspect of boating. We are excited to add his experience and passion for the water to the team!
We are excited to announce the addition of Chris Stockbridge to our sales team as Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest territory. Chris has 10+ years of experience in the sales world including sales in the RV and marine industry, he has spent the last 8 years as a sales manager for JC Tritoon. Chris has a great reputation with marine dealers across the country, we are delighted to have him as a part of the Barletta team!
Matt is a wonderful addition to the Barletta Customer Service team. He attended Western Michigan University in Business Administration. In his past he has worked with another pontoon manufacturer in the area doing Sales Coordination and Scheduling. His experience working with dealers in the industry is a huge plus to our team! In his spare time he loves boating and enjoying time with family and friends.
Craig Baker has spent the last 17 years at Harris, and the last 4 as a Warranty Coordinator. He brings us lots of knowledge and ups our team to the highest level customer experience! In his spare time he coaches softball and enjoys watching his three kids compete in sports!