Chuck Thurman has announced that he will be retiring as President of Pleasurecraft Marine as of September 30 of this year.
Pleasurecraft Marine, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures three engine brands, including PCM, Crusader and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina.
Thurman has worked at Pleasurecraft since its founding 40 years ago and has led the company as President for over 25 years. During Thurman's tenure, the company grew into a global operation and navigated through several economic downturns.
Succeeding Thurman as President effective October 1 will be long-time employee and current Vice President of Operations, Mark McKinney.
"I'm very appreciative that our founder, Paul Fletcher, trusted me to lead his company for over 25 years,' says Thurman. "I am also very proud that Pleasurecraft is positioned to last well beyond me with a team that, together with the resources available through Correct Craft, will take this company to places I couldn't even imagine. I'm thankful to Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin for allowing me to be a part of this transition and I'm excited to see what the future holds for Pleasurecraft.'
Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin had kind words in recognition of Thurman's many years of service. "There are few people, if any, in the boating industry who I respect more than Chuck Thurman,' says Yeargin. "Chuck has done an outstanding job with Pleasurecraft for many years and he has done it with the utmost integrity. I admire and respect Chuck and consider him a good friend; we all wish him a wonderful retirement!'
In addition to Pleasurecraft, Correct Craft is the owner of Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boat companies and Aktion Parks.