Premier Marine Promotes Dave Grovender to VP of Operations

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine has promoted Dave Grovender to VP of Operations.

Grovender joined the Premier team in 2003 with a background in the marine industry, coming from Grov- Lander trailers where he developed their patented triple bunk trailer. Grovender has proven himself during his tenure at Premier, working in several roles including R&D tooling development and most recently managing the Engineering and Product Development departments.

"Dave has proven himself as an integral part of our management team. His vision for Premier aligns well with how we anticipate Premier's growth to proceed in the coming years." says Premier president Lori Melbostad. "We are proud to have him leading our production facility."

Lori Melbostad, President

In 2016, Grovender led his team through the most aggressive model year switch in the history of the company. Premier Marine introduced 5 new models and several new products including the patent pending Ricochet ladder, one of Premier’s 2 MIBS award recipients at the Miami International Boat show. Dave was the sole inventor of the Ricochet ladder and was also instrumental in several other Premier patents including the Encounter Pontoon cuddy cabin, the Escalante Stairway Galley, devices for adjustable watercraft transom heights, and the elevated Grand View platform, among several others. This combined with his production experience makes him the perfect candidate to lead Premier’s operations into the future.

“I could not be more excited about this tremendous opportunity.” says Grovender. “I have dedicated my professional life to the marine industry, this position is truly a dream come true. You could not ask to work for a better company and a better family.”

For further information, please contact Connie Weinman at Premier Marine Inc.

Connie Weinman
Sales & Marketing Coordinator Direct: (651) 462-7414
Office: (651) 462-2880
Fax: (651) 462-2881

Premier Marine Inc.

26612 Fallbrook Ave Wyoming, MN 55092

Source: Premier Marine Inc.