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Yamaha Appoints Burns and Mallett to Supply Chain Roles

Posted 1/27/2011


Kennesaw, Ga., January 27, 2011 – Yamaha Marine Group today announced the appointment of Jonathon Burns as Department Manager of Marine Business Planning and Marine/Outboards Supply Chain Operations, and the appointment of Ben Mallett as Supervisor of Marine/Outboard Supply Chain Operations.

Burns will report to Dean Burnett, Vice President of Yamaha Marine Group; Mallett will report to Burns.

“As we move forward in this market, it is important to have the right product in the right place at the right time,” said Burnett. “These appointments are critical in assuring continued good service to our customers.”

Burns will have responsibility for both business planning and supply chain management. Previously Market Analyst Supervisor, Burns has been deeply involved in business planning for both the Yamaha Marine Group and Yamaha companies, G3® Boats, Skeeter® Boats and Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. He began his career at Yamaha in 2004 as a Market Analyst Coordinator. Prior to joining Yamaha, he was Sales Coordinator at Skeeter® Boats. He is a University of Texas at Tyler graduate with a BBA in Marketing.

Mallett will oversee a team of account associates who fill orders placed by both dealers and boat builders. Previously a Market Analyst, he began his career at Yamaha Marine Group in 2006 as Southeast Regional Sales Coordinator in which he worked closely with dealers. He holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University, and BBA degrees in Management and Marketing from Valdosta State University. 

“Excellent customer service is at the core of all of Yamaha’s products,” said Burns. “I look forward to working closely with Dean and Ben, and I am pleased to be a part of the team that ensures our customers are at the heart of every decision we make.”

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and OEM partners with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit

Contact: Martin Peters 
Manager, Communications 
Yamaha Marine Group 
(770) 420-5829



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