W Brett McGill, son of William McGill Jr, will retain his title and responsibilities as company president

MarineMax has promoted W Brett McGill to the role of CEO. He will retain his title and responsibilities as company president.

McGill is the son of William McGill Jr, the company’s prior CEO and chairman, who has been named executive chairman of the board of directors. His most recent positions include executive vice president of operations in 2015, as well as chief operating officer in 2016. He began his most recent position as the company’s president last October.

The younger McGill has a decades-long history with the company, joining in 1998 with positions that included director of information services, as well as vice president of information technology, service and parts and began his position as the company’s regional president from May 2006 to 2012.

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax is the largest recreational boat and yacht retailer in the US, and is one of the Florida Gulf coast’s largest public companies, with US$1.05bn in 2017 revenue.

“Brett’s vast experience, including successfully leading the company’s operations for the past several years, has positioned him well to become the next leader for MarineMax,” said board member and nomination/corporate governance committee chairman, Joseph Watters, in a release.

“He has done an outstanding job building a team that shares his passion which has helped us grow the last several years. As a board, we are confident that his experience, leadership skills, and knowledge will serve us well as he works to create shareholder value over the long-term, while he assumes his additional responsibilities as chief executive officer.”