Sport boat manufacturer Ebbtide has named Richard Anderson president of its North American operations.
Anderson takes over the top position at White Bluff-based Ebbtide from Tommy Trabue, the company’s former owner who this summer sold to a Chinese investor. Anderson previously was vice president at Ebbtide and before that held similar positions at competitors Wellcraft and AquaSport.
“Richard has been invaluable to the Ebbtide team and he is well-respected in the recreational and sport boating industry,” said Xianhua Ma, Ebbtide’s new owner. “He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the job, and this promotion formally recognizes Richard’s hard work and his ongoing leadership of the team.”
Ebbtide makes recreational boats ranging in size from 17.5 feet to 27 feet at its 150,000-square-foot facility in White Bluff. Anderson said he sees good things ahead for the company, which is in line for upgrades and expansion investments from its new owner.
“Ebbtide will continue to grow and expand as a world class boat builder with continued focus on our unique product quality and brand authenticity,” Anderson said. “I am also pleased to say Ebbtide will continue working with Tommy Trabue, prior owner and president, in his new capacity as Ebbtide consultant.”