Fort Pierce, Florida – S2 Yachts CEO and president Tom Slikkers announced the promotion of industry veteran Bruce F. Thompson to the position of president at Pursuit Boats. Thompson began his Pursuit Boats career in 2004 as vice president of manufacturing and has worked in the marine industry for 30 years. Prior to joining Pursuit, Thompson led the Product Development and Engineering team at Sea Ray Boats. During his tenure, Thompson has managed the manufacturing and operations including successfully guiding the company through one of the most challenging economic climates the marine industry has ever experienced.
“Bruce has consistently demonstrated solid leadership backed by his extensive marine experience. Bruce and the Ft. Pierce team have been able to consistently deliver positive results. He has implemented effective process and discipline within our entire organization. We are extremely proud of his accomplishments within the company and look forward to a bright and successful future with his leadership,” Slikkers said.
Pursuit, under the direction and guidance of Thompson, has introduced award-winning products including the SC 365i, DC 265 and ST 310. Not only have the products won awards for design and performance, they also feature a host of patents and patents pending that parallel that of a much larger organization. It is a testament to his knowledge of boat building and overall marine experience that have allowed Pursuit Boats (pursuitboats.com) to flourish with limited resources when compared to competitive brands.
“It has been a great honor to work with a legend such as Leon Slikkers. I am excited and grateful to have the trust of the Slikkers family and look forward to preserving the legacy Leon has created through 70 years of boat building. I have the pleasure of working with a very experienced management team and a talented and dedicated work force, and I look forward to an extremely bright future at Pursuit Boats,” Thompson, said.