Grand Banks Appoints Bruce Livingston as New Production Director
Mr. Livingston will now head up factory operations for Grand Banks Malaysia
– May 1, 2011 –
Grand Banks Yachts today announced the appointment of Bruce Livingston as the company's new Production Director. The appointment marks his return to Grand Banks, where he originally served as Director and Plant Manager at its main factory in Johor, Malaysia, from 1996 to 2005.
"We're very happy to see Bruce rejoin the team here at Grand Banks," said company president and CEO Rob Livingston (no relation). "He brings not only a great deal of experience with our models and our factory, but also a proven track record and great leadership skills across all areas of production."
Livingston comes to Grand Banks from Vicem Yachts, where he served as Production Director for the Turkish boatbuilder. His career includes a long list of accomplishments and accolades, starting with his early role as Project Manager for Coddington Yachts in Rhode Island. He then moved on to a 14-year run with Little Harbor in Asia, where he launched and managed several operations for that company in Taiwan and Singapore, as well as in the United States. During that time Livingston oversaw more than 200 people and produced over a hundred custom and semi-custom sailboats, helping to build the company's strong reputation for quality.
That eye for quality led him to a position in 1996 with Grand Banks Yachts, as Director and Plant Manager for the company's operations in Johor, Malaysia. For nearly a decade Livingston played a key role in establishing GB Malaysia as the primary production facility for the company, doubling production in his first three years and paving the way for the introduction of the larger, more sophisticated yachts Grand Banks builds today.
"Bruce has built a stellar reputation during his many years in this industry," said Rob Livingston. "But more importantly, he remains highly regarded by all the production personnel here at Grand Banks - and by the many GB owners who know him well. Bringing him on board is the right choice at the right time, and we're all very excited."
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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