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Justin Abernethy and Jonathan Gutierrez Promoted to Vice Presidents of Operations

Monday, 21 August 2017

BELLEVUE, WA – August 21, 2017 – Alexander Marine International, the importer of Ocean Alexander yachts, is
pleased to announce promotions of Justin Abernethy to Vice President of Operations - Ft. Lauderdale and
Jonathan Gutierrez to Vice President of Operations - Merritt Island.
Mr. Abernethy will oversee the management of all Ocean Alexander commissioning, new boat delivery,
service and warranty for the East Coast. He has worked in the marine industry for almost 13 years with
management positions at Maritech Services, Inc., National Liquidators, Nautical Ventures, as well as his own
yacht management company prior to joining our organization.
“Abernethy joined the company in April of last year and during the past 15 months, he has assembled an
industry-leading team of both staff and technicians. His efforts have resulted in creating the leading
commissioning/service department of any yacht manufacturer in South Florida. Justin's extensive experience
in the yachting industry coupled with his leadership skills played a key role in the expansion of our service
resources in Florida,” said Richard Allender, Director of US Operations.
Jonathan Gutierrez will be responsible for all manufacturing operations in the Merritt Island facility, located in
Merritt Island, FL. He was an integral part of the team who broke ground on the new manufacturing facility in
Florida, to build the Ocean Alexander 70e. Mr. Gutierrez began his career in the marine industry in 1999 after
his service with the USMC, where he received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service
in combat. He also received the SFMA Employee of the Year Award in Boat Manufacturing during his
exemplary career.
“Jonathan has been with us since the start and brings strong knowledge of yacht building to the team. With
his collaborative approach of leadership, he’s assisted the team to produce the best yacht in its class and
continues to find ways to improve our manufacturing processes daily,” shared Justin Barnhill, Vice President of
Merritt Island Boat Works.
About Ocean Alexander – Two generations of one family have guided Ocean Alexander for almost 4 decades. With
manufacturing in Taiwan and United States, Ocean Alexander is consistently one of the top selling brands for large
yachts in the U.S. and currently produces models ranging from 70 to 120 feet in length. The company’s web site is
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