“Echo is teaming with Maryellen to take our company to a whole new level,” commented Ted Perry, an owner of Echo Rowing. “She brings to us superb professional skills but also her infectious, visionary enthusiasm for the potential of open water rowing."
Eliot, ME (PRWEB) March 26, 2010
Echo Rowing Shells announced today it has retained Maryellen Auger of Rowing for All as International Marketing and Sales Director. Auger will spearhead the international expansion of Echo’s marketing and sales efforts, including expansion of their dealer network, improving the company’s online and social media presence, as well as promoting the sport of open water rowing overall.
Maryellen Auger comes to Echo as a career-long marketing and sales specialist, with a strong personal commitment to growing the emerging recreational sport of open water rowing. Auger has been a consultant and entrepreneur since 1982, starting First Night in Burlington Vermont as well as consulting to First Night Boston. She is a founder and co-owner of Homebase Abroad, Ltd., a leader in the luxury villa vacation market. Auger’s most recent endeavor, the creation of Rowing for All in 2009, brings her full circle, integrating her deep knowledge of effective, targeted sales and marketing campaigns with her love of open water rowing. Auger began rowing in Hingham Mass in 2001 and discovered the Echo in 2007. She owns two Echos herself, and is on the water March – November from her Marblehead Mass. home. In 2009 she completed her first Blackburn Challenge in an Echo.
“Echo is teaming with Maryellen to take our company to a whole new level,” commented Ted Perry, an owner of Echo Rowing. “She brings to us superb professional skills but also her infectious, visionary enthusiasm for the potential of open water rowing as a way for anyone to enjoy life-long involvement with this fun, low-impact sport. There is no better way to be on the open water.”
Echo Rowing Shells is a leading manufacturer of purpose-built open water shells. Among the distinctive features of the Echo Rowing Shell is its ability to travel to any shore, beach or dock launch setting. The unique folding riggers enable easy storage and transport. The boats weight, at Delta keel, facilitates beach launches and provides stability in swells and chop. Echo Rowing Shells come with a 5-year manufacturers warranty.
Echo Rowing was founded in 2003 and is owned by Douglas Martin, Lorna Martin Perry and Ted Perry. The shells are designed by Doug Martin, a highly regarded marine design professional responsible for the best-selling Alden Star pioneering the theory that underlies the shape of modern racing oars, as well as Echo Rowing’s own Islander, Ace and Echo models. Doug and his sister Lorna grew up in the sport, children of the late Arthur Martin, founder of Alden Rowing. As children they learned to row on the coastal waters off Cohasset
Massachusetts and both are still rowing today. Ted Perry is responsible for handcrafting each shell at East West Boat Builders, of which he is sole owner, East West built Alden shells for 20 years. Lorna Martin Perry is one of open water rowing’s most effective and passionate advocates, with an intimate knowledge of all aspects of the sport and the business. Each Echo is hand-made in Eliot Maine.