Industry Veterans, Jost and Walker Join NauticStar Sales Team
AMORY, MS (May 10, 2019) –
NauticStar Boats is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its sale team. Chris Jost and Shelly Walker bring many years of sales experience and expertise to expand the NauticStar brand in regions that have been largely untapped. Jost takes over as Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and the West Coast. Walker has taken the International Sales Manager position to support new dealers in Canada and grow NauticStar’s presence abroad.
“I am very excited to have Chris and Shelly join our sales team,” said Larry Krestan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Both of them are exemplary individuals with an enormous amount of experience in the marine industry, Chris coming from Yamaha and Shelly from MasterCraft. They will cover markets that we have not penetrated very well and I am looking forward to having their expertise in the field.”
Shelly Walker has been the International Sales Manager for NauticStar Boats’ parent company, MasterCraft Boat Holdings, for almost 5 years. She moves to NauticStar leaving a well-established MasterCraft international presence to concentrate on introducing NauticStar to markets abroad. She brings more than 15 years of international business leadership experience while at MasterCraft and other marine industry companies. Walker holds a MBA from St. Thomas University and a Certificate of Global Affairs from New York University.
“I have enjoyed getting to know NauticStar and looking forward to concentrating on forging new territories,” said Walker. “I love the diverse products NauticStar offers and it is a lot of fun talking about the versatility and variety we offer.”
Chris Jost comes to NauticStar having been the District Marketing Manager for Yamaha Marine Group in the Wisconsin market for the past three years. He has wide-ranging experience in marine business management, project management, customer service, and sales. His hands-on approach and support has earned him the respect of dealers and peers while at Yamaha. Chris holds a BS Degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Said Jost, “I am looking forward to getting to know the dealers, finding new opportunities, and increasing NauticStar’s brand visibility in the Midwest and out West. NauticStar and MasterCraft are poised for incredible growth and I am looking forward to being a part of this great company.”
Jost and Walker are proven industry veterans that will help NauticStar Boats capitalize on future opportunities.
About NauticStar Boats
NauticStar Boats, part of the MasterCraft Boat Holdings family since 2017, was founded in 2002 and is located on 17 acres in Amory Mississippi. With more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space, NauticStar is one of the top producers of high quality bay boats, deck boats and offshore center console boats from 18 to 32 feet. Professional and sport fishermen, recreational and pleasure boating enthusiast appreciate the many standard and available features that are offered by NauticStar for a customized fit for their lifestyle. 100% wood-free construction and one-piece foam filled stringer system is the backbone of each boat that allows NauticStar to offer a limited lifetime warranty on their boats. For more information on NauticStar Boats’ full line of boats, visit NauticStarBoats.com or call 662-200-4664.