Zodiac of North America, Inc. Promotes Gary Durnan to Vice President of Recreational Products

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Durnan has led Canadian operations, which are being consolidated with U.S. operations as part of this appointment

Zodiac of North America, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of inflatable boats and rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs), has promoted Gary Durnan from his role as Director of Canadian Operations to Vice President of the Recreational division for North America.

"I'm looking forward to our new consolidated operations that unites U.S. and Canada operations under a single roof. It will help us be more responsive to our dealers and customers on both sides of the border," Durnan commented. "We've got great product coming from the R&D labs, RIB sales are up for the second year in a row, and our inflatable products are better than ever, so this is sizing up to be a dynamic year."

Durnan explained that Zodiac's Recreational Division will return to its roots and re-establish a specific yacht-oriented division and will continue to position their RIBs as fuel-efficient alternatives to traditional center console runabouts, as seen on http://www.SaveFuelKeepBoating.com. Durnan attributes the fuel advantage, as revealed in independent performance tests, to RIBs being inherently lighter in weight.

Meet Gary Durnan at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat show, October 30-Nov 3, Bahia Mar Yachting Center/Hall of Fame Marina, Booth No. 1057, between 1 and 3 pm on Friday, October 31, 2008.

About Zodiac of North America, Inc.
Zodiac of North America Inc. is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Zodiac Marine and Pool, a Carlyle Group portfolio company. Zodiac is the inventor and world-leading manufacturer of inflatable boats and RIBs, with headquarters in Stevensville, MD, a U.S. factory in Summerville, SC, and service offices in San Diego, CA, South Bend, IN, Portland, OR, and Van Buren, AR. Zodiac is the only manufacturer to offer a training academy, service certification for dealers, a global network of service centers, and a robust North American network of dealers. Zodiac is CE and NMMA certified.

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