2008 Press Releases
Grand Banks Yachts Appoints New Quality Assurance Manager
 
SEATTLE – September 8, 2008 – Grand Banks Yachts today announced the appointment of Matthew Wroblewski as the company's new Quality Assurance Manager. His hiring reflects the strong commitment of Grand Banks to uphold the highest standards of quality for every yacht built and delivered to owners around the world.

As a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing Expert, Mr. Wroblewski adds to the industry-leading production expertise at Grand Banks Yachts. He also brings a proven track record of success as the former Quality Assurance Manager at Sea Ray Boats, where he has worked since 2003.

"We are very excited to have someone of Matt's caliber on board at Grand Banks Yachts," said company President Rob Livingston. "He has a long and impressive list of accomplishments to his credit, and is the right person to help Grand Banks strengthen our quality leadership position."

Mr. Wroblewski is responsible for ensuring that all new yachts meet the Company's exacting standards for construction, craftsmanship and performance. He will also add his experience as a teacher and practitioner of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing to production growth and efficiency initiatives at Grand Banks Yachts.

"Matt has helped leading companies in this industry improve their quality while reducing the time, cost and waste associated with production," said Mr. Livingston. "He is eager to move up to the next level, and we're excited to see what he can do here at Grand Banks Yachts."

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Wroblewski holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and received his Bachelor of Science degree while studying operations management at Miami University of Ohio.

About Grand Banks - Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at grandbanks.com.

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