Emerson Shank Joins Desco Marine As VP Sales And Marketing

Desco Marine president Tom Collins announced recently that Emerson Shank has accepted the position of vice president for sales and marketing with the St. Augustine shipbuilder. Mr. Shank will supervise Desco's sales and marketing program for new boat construction, repair and marine hardware and supply.

"We will be more aggressive in our efforts to promote our products and expand our capabilities," said Mr. Collins when announcing Mr.

Shank's appointment. "This is a continuation of the program begun last year with new ownership and the addition of several new product lines." Mr. Shank's sales background includes 15 years with V.A.W.

Aluminum, a West German manufacturing company with over $2 billion in annual sales. Overall, he has been active in marketing and sales for 25 years.

In addition to Mr. Shank, other management personnel to join the Desco team recently include John L. Leonard as production man manager, and Mike Russell as naval architect and engineering manager.

Desco Marine, Inc. is a modern shipbuilding and repair facility located in St. Augustine, Fla. Desco's capabilities include steel boats up to 200 feet, fiberglass boats to 90 feet and wood boats to 73 feet. For information regarding Desco Marine's products and services, Circle 8 2 on Reader Service Card

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