Northern Lights Enhances Service To Gulf and Inland Waterways Customers
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (USA) – Leading manufacturer of marine power generation and climate control solutions, Northern Lights, Inc. (INC) has enhanced its commitment to servicing the U.S. Gulf and inland waterways with two exciting additions. In …
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (USA) – Leading manufacturer of marine power generation and climate control solutions, Northern Lights, Inc. (INC) has enhanced its commitment to servicing the U.S. Gulf and inland waterways with two exciting additions.
In April 2016, NLI opened its fifth branch office, in Kenner, Louisiana to enhance service to area boat builders and vessel operators. The new Northern Lights Gulf branch will employ a full-time sales, parts and service staff. The branch will warehouse marine, industrial and commercial series products. It will provide service to customers in the Gulf of Mexico and all navigable inland waterways in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States. Important ports including New Orleans, Houston, Pensacola and Paducah will be in the branch service area.
Rick Stinson has been appointed NL Gulf Branch Manager. Rick has decades of experience in the Gulf and Inland Waterways boating community, having spent the prior twenty years as Sales Manager for Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. in support of sales and market development in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the east coast and inland waterways. He has over 38 years combined experience in the marine industry, including sales for Schottel propulsion systems, sales management for Iveco Aifo, distribution for Volvo Penta Marine and yard management for the original Halter Marine Group.
NLI is also pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Kyle as Area Manager for the Great Lakes and Inland Waterways. A life-long boater with over 35 years in the recreational marine industry, Kevin Kyle brings a wide variety of marine industry experience to NLI. Notably, Kyle previously held positions as Technical Sales Representative with Interlux & Awlgrip Yacht Finishes, Director of Purchasing and Sales Manager at Vita-Plate Battery, Inc. and Store Manager for West Marine. Kyle is also a U.S. Navy veteran where shipboard life triggered an interest in the marine industry.
“The NL-Gulf Branch and appointment of new representation demonstrates Northern Lights’ commitment to the inland and Gulf waterway region,” said Northern Lights Vice President and General Manager Brian Vesely. “Boatbuilders and operators in this region deserve a focused, customer-driven response to their specific requirements. With this expansion, we are solidifying our commitment to providing the industry’s best products and support to this region.”
For the past 27 years, the Gulf and inland waterways has been supported by the Northern Lights South Florida branch, under the leadership of Nathan Price. Having established a highly successful dealer network in the area, this is an appropriate time to open a new branch office to provide a higher level of service for Gulf and inland waterways customers.
Northern Lights family of marine generator sets include products from 5-545kW. Northern Lights Commercial series generator sets include products from 20-150kW. Technicold offers customized HVAC systems.
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