USA. B&G makes important moves to provide industry leading dealer & customer support on both coasts Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 October 2006
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Leading performance sailing electronics manufacturer B&G has announced two important personnel moves designed to further bolster the company’s industry-leading support on both the dealer and customer levels.

The first move was the recent hiring of Matt Fries to serve as B&G’s new East Coast Race Specialist. Fries brings to this post a strong background both in sailing and sophisticated marine electronics. Prior to joining B&G, Fries spent six years as manager of Custom Navigation in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he took a hands-on approach to customer sales, installation and service of B&G, Simrad and other marine electronics for performance sailing, cruising and powerboat applications.

Fries’ experience in sailing goes far beyond the business side — he has long been an active participant in in the sport on the highest levels. He has sailed in numerous world championship events in the Farr 40 fleet and other Grand Prix classes. While earning an engineering degree at Tulane University, Fries was named a Collegiate All American in sailing. “This unique combination of technical expertise and real-world race experience makes Fries the ideal person to support our dealers and our customers,” said Brian D. Staton, president of Simrad and B&G in North America.

Fries will work closely with B&G dealers and provide B&G regatta support — both sales and technical — at major events up and down the East Coast. He will work out of an office in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

To provide a higher level of service and support for the West Coast, East Coast-based B&G veteran Bob Congdon will be relocating over the next 60 days to work out of Simrad/B&G’s new North American headquarters in Everett, Washington. Congdon has long been a fixture at sailing events around the country, providing regatta support and working closely with B&G dealers to ensure customer satisfaction. “Bob is very much looking forward to bringing this same level of support and customer care to sailors out here on the West Coast,” added Staton.
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