New CEO at Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras Yachts taps Kelly Todd Grindle as its new chief executive officer.

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Kelly Todd Grindle has been named CEO of Hatteras Yachts.Courtesy PR Newswire

Kelly Todd Grindle has been named CEO of Hatteras Yachts.

Prior to joining Hatteras Yachts, Grindle was president of outdoor products at Vista Outdoor Inc., a $2.3 billion designer, manufacturer and marketer of outdoor sports and recreational products.

Before that, Grindle spent 15 years as senior group vice president of marine electronics, watercraft and diving at Johnson Outdoors.

“We are pleased to have recruited a senior executive with the industry knowledge and experience to lead Hatteras Yachts through its next phase of growth,” Gregory Segall, chairman of Hatteras and CEO of its shareholder Versa Capital Management LLC, stated in a press release. “Kelly Grindle is an acknowledged leader in the outdoor sports and recreational marine industries, and will have a positive impact on our ability to deliver the best quality yachts to Hatteras customers today, and to continue the company’s long tradition of pioneering innovative design and technology in the future.”

During Grindle's tenure at Johnson Outdoors: He was credited with restructuring and turning around the Watercraft Division, as well as quadrupling the size of the Marine Electronics Group through strategic acquisitions and organic growth.