ORLANDO, FL (1/15/04) – After 26 years of service to Correct Craft and the marine industry, Larry Meddock has announced his retirement as Vice President of Marketing and Special Events effective March 5, 2004. After so many years and so much travel, Meddock has decided it is time to relax.
“This has been a difficult decision, but ultimately, spending time with my wife and family is my primary goal. I play tennis, build RC planes and ride my Harley. I need more time to enjoy my family and hobbies,” said Meddock.
Meddock has been a part of the Correct Craft organization since 1978. As a part of the Correct Craft family, Meddock has held the positions Assistant to the President, Director of Promotions, Director of Marketing and appointed Vice President of Marketing and Special Events in 1986. During his tenure, Meddock has brought dedication and enthusiasm not only to Correct Craft, but to the entire marine industry.
Much has changed at Correct Craft over the years and Meddock has been a part of it all, helping to raise the bar for the entire inboard industry. Having logged over 1.2 million miles in travel, Meddock has been a representative of Correct Craft by taking the Nautique brand around the world. With his help, the company has maintained a world-wide dealer base and is the exclusive towboat of the industry’s premier events including the Masters, the World Championships and Australia’s Moomba Masters.
“ Larry and I worked side by side for 26 years. He has certainly earned retirement and owes it to himself to spend more time with his family and pursuing his other interests. Now that Larry is retiring too, I am looking forward to taking some road trips with him on our Harleys” said Walter N. Meloon.
Over the years, Meddock has served the marine industry and watersking in many capacities, including Chairman of the Board of AWSEF, two-time President of the WSIA as well as Tournament Director of Callaway’s Masters Waterski and Wakeboard Tournament, the most prestigious tournament in the world. Even though he is retiring, the Correct Craft Board has asked Meddock to act as a consultant to the company and its many events and affiliations.
Correct Craft announced that Jeffrey Warner has been promoted to the position of Customer Service and Dealer Development Manager.
In his new role, Warner will continue to build a department that has been the communication point for customers, dealers and company representatives. Over the years, the Customer Service Department has become an indispensable tool for Correct Craft, and now even more emphasis will be placed on it and the newly formed Dealer Development side of the department.
When asked about his new department, Warner had this to say “ I intend to help our dealers increase sales through product knowledge. It is my goal to help our dealers be even better ambassadors of the Nautique brand.”
Warner is no stranger to Correct Craft, as he is the great-grandson of the company’s founder, W.C. Meloon. Warner came to corporate headquarters in 1983 after a number of years of service at New England Correct Craft in Rochester, New Hampshire. His experience in the retail arena prepared him for his service in several corporate departments, especially the Customer Service department, where he has served since 1991. Warner has an extensive knowledge of Correct Craft’s product and production process. He has personally taken over 20,000 people on tours of Correct Craft’s production facility.
“We are pleased to have Jeff as a part of our management team,” said Michael Elrod, Vice President Manufacturing, “I can think of no other person more qualified to help us in our continuing quest to better serve our customers and help our dealers to grow and prosper.”
Correct Craft was founded in 1925 and is the manufacturer of the world famous Ski Nautique and Air Nautique towboats. Call 1.800.346.2092 for more information. www.nautiques.com