Manufacturing

BILL YEARGIN

CEO, CORRECT CRAFT, ORLANDO

Correct Craft, founded in 1925, manufactures fishing, utility and recreational boats and motors and operates watersports parks. It has more than 1,000 employees, manufacturing operations across the U.S. and distribution in 70 countries. Since 2010, the firm’s growth-by-acquisition strategy has seen it acquire a number of brands, including Pleasurecraft Engine Group, Bass Cat, SeaArk, Velvet Drive and Merritt Precision. Yeargin has been CEO since 2006.

EDUCATION Florida Atlantic University (BBA), Nova Southeastern (MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I have traveled to nearly 120 countries and been invited to the White House eight times.
ALTERNATE CAREER? Industrial psychologist
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION Habitat for Humanity
STAYING FIT I go to the gym three to four times a week and do yoga at home. People ask me how I find the time, but I always reply that exercising gives me more time back than I invest.

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