Parmentier resigns from Sea Ray, Graves assumes responsibilities

Christopher Gerber
January 2, 2013
Filed under News

The Brunswick Boat Group announced a host of management changes within the organization today, including the exit of Sea Ray President Rob Parmentier.

Parmentier’s resignation, effective immediately, will vacate a position to be taken over by BBG President Andrew Graves on an interim basis. A press release from Brunswick Boat Group said that Parmentier resigned to pursue other opportunities

“We wish to thank Rob for his many years of service to Sea Ray, his enthusiasm for Sea Ray owners, and his unwavering commitment to the dealer network,” Graves said in a release.

Jeff Behan was promoted to the position of vice president of planning and business development for the Brunswick Boat Group, with Keith Yunger accepting the position of president for Bayliner. Both Yunger and Behan will report to Graves. Yunger will also report to Brunswick Chairman and CEO Dusty McCoy providing strategic planning and project support across Brunswick Corp.

“Keith Yunger has worked for the Brunswick Boat Group for the past eight years, in progressively more responsible sales and marketing roles, most recently as vice president – sales for Bayliner and Trophy brands,” Graves said in a release.  “Meanwhile, as vice president – planning and business development for the Brunswick Boat Group, Jeff Behan will provide continued focus on our strategic growth initiatives, drive group-wide marketing process improvements, and support our efforts to further strengthen our distribution networks.”

Behan most recently headed Bayliner’s and Brunswick’s new operations in Brazil. The responsibilities left from this position will be taken over by Brad Anderson, vice president of marketing and planning for the Recreational Boat Group.

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3 Responses to “Parmentier resigns from Sea Ray, Graves assumes responsibilities”

  1. Rob Soucy on January 4th, 2013 3:16 pm

    A sad day for the Sea Ray dealer network. Rob helped make all of us better dealers. His trust, energy, passion and sincere care for his dealers and the Sea Ray beand will be missed and hard to replace. Best wishes my friend.

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  2. Roy Parker on January 4th, 2013 8:17 pm

    Rob:
    You will be missed greatly, I have been with Sea Ray for 35 years and you have been the best leader since Connie Ray.
    Thanks for all you have done for all of us.
    Thanks my friend.
    Roy Parker

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  3. Fred Brown on August 20th, 2013 12:39 pm

    Sea Ray should hope that you don’t go to work for the competition ! My old Rep Valley Marine and Kens Boat Centers and the best Rep ever , Rob Good Luck………………………

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