Marquis-Larson names new director of sales

By Tony Esposito
Fri Sep 14 2018, 08:33 AM

Kelly Kraning promoted from role of national sales manager

Kelly Kraning has been promoted to director of sales at the Marquis-Larson Boat Group. A 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin-based makers of Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper, Carver Yachts, and Marquis Yachts, Kraning started in manufacturing, working on the line assembling boats while attending school to be a welder.

Over time, he advanced to various other manufacturing supervisory positions before joining customer service where he worked directly with the sales department and the boat owners, to manage the special request/build process for the company, until assuming his most recent role as national sales manager.

In his new role, Kraning will continue to be responsible for the sales of Carver Yachts and the Marquis line when it returns to the market in 2019, while supervising the builder’s five sales staff.

“Kelly’s internal operations understanding, knowledge of the market and organisational skills are what we need in this role and he will do great as the director of sales,” said Rob Parmentier, president and CEO of Marquis-Larson Boat Group in a statement.