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Yamaha Promotes Bill Boehman to Vice President, Yamaha Marine Group

Posted 3/15/2016


Kennesaw, Ga., March 15, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group today announced the promotion of Bill Boehman to Vice President of the Yamaha Marine Group, Operations and Manufacturing.  In addition to his new role, Boehman will continue to serve as Vice President of Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. (PPI), and will take on the additional title of Vice President, Skeeter Products, Inc.  He will begin his new position in Kennesaw this March.

Boehman was previously promoted to Vice President of PPI in spring of 2015.  During his tenure with PPI, he oversaw the addition of a 12,000-square-foot manufacturing space, increased the plant’s output by 60 percent, and reduced scrap ratios from five percent to less than one percent.  The foundry industry average remains at seven percent.

“The leadership, industry knowledge, and vision Bill will bring to the Marine Group in his new role are valuable assets,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “The efficiency and production outcomes that resulted from his leadership at PPI are nothing short of remarkable, and we are excited to have him join the team here in our corporate headquarters.”
Boehman’s broad experience in manufacturing has included roles as plant controller, materials manager and Six Sigma® Black Belt. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from University of Kentucky® and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from Southern Methodist University. 

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 boat builders 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


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