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Jim Kruger Recognized for 46 Year Career

Jim Kruger Recognized for 46 Year Career in Sales & Marketing


Long-time industry sales and marketing executive Jim Krueger has retired after 46 years of continued industry service. Krueger was recognized at a special retirement celebration and luncheon by Regal Boats, where he spent the final seven years of his career as the Midwest/Central US sales manager.


Krueger’s stellar marine industry career began in 1972 at Cruisers Inc. including stints in engineering and sales, followed by senior sales and leadership roles at Sea Ray, Bertram Yacht, Trojan Yacht, Tollycraft Yacht and Shamrock Boats. He worked 15 years from 1996 through 2011 with the Luhrs Marine Group overseeing sales and marketing for both Luhrs and Mainship brands, prior becoming director of Mainship in 2004 with general management responsibilities.


In addition to his full-time industry employment, Krueger served previously as chair and vice chair of the former NMMA Conference Committee. A passionate boater and motorcyclist, he also co-founded Boaterz ‘n Bikerz of America “Hull of a Tour,” a national marine industry touring group that has produced four special event rides throughout the country.


A highly experienced photographer, he plans to launch a new freelance career shooting boats, motorsports, landscapes and lifestyle portraiture.


For more information, contact JimKrueger@JimKruegerPhotography.com

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