There’s a reason the Offshore Only general discussion was buzzing last week when the news became public knowledge that Tom Stuart was joining the team at Marine Technology Inc. (MTI), a company known for its stellar high-performance catamarans. (Read Matt Trulio’s story on here.)
Gallagher is as likeable as anyone in the marine industry—I’ve never heard anyone say a negative thing about him, and that’s a hard reputation to come by. But he works hard for that reputation; he takes pride in it, too. He has ever since the day he gave notice at Evinrude to join the sales team at Cigarette Racing. In 2010, Gallagher left his job as Cigarette’s sales director to assume general manager responsibilities at Deep Impact Boats, a role he held until last week.
With his experience in center consoles and go-fast boats, Gallagher is a natural fit for MTI, which is rolling out its new MNTI-V 42 center console at the Miami International Boat Show in February. In a conversation Tuesday, Gallagher, who was wrapping up a visit to MTI’s lamination plant in Green Bay, Wis., told me he missed the performance boats tremendously.
“I enjoy the center consoles, but the high-performance stuff is in my blood,” said Gallagher, who was named Sales and Client Relations, a position created because of the high level of interest for the new 42-foot center console. “The more I talked with Randy [Scism, MTI’s owner], the more I knew this was a perfect fit. It gets me back in the performance market and keeps me doing the center console thing, too.”
Source: www.offshoreonly.com; Jason Johnson, December 12, 2012.