Harken Names Rusty Rutherford West Coast Sales Representative

4/10/2015

Rusty_Rutherford.jpgPewaukee, WI - Harken, Inc. is pleased to announce that Rusty Rutherford, of Laguna Niguel, California has accepted the positon of Harken West Coast Sales Representative. Rusty will report to Jim Andersen, USA Sales Manager, and will represent Harken across all sales channels on the West Coast. He will work directly with our aftermarket dealers, OEM and custom builders, and non-marine accounts.  Rusty served as Harken's West Coast Distributor Sales Manager in the 1990s. He has spent the last 15 years as founder and owner of a successful manufacturer's representative business and, most recently, as Western Region Sales Manager - Yacht Division of International Paint.

"We are pleased to have Rusty back onboard," said Andersen. "His sailing industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with our customers on the West Coast are assets we value greatly. Rusty will continue to build on the solid foundation initiated by Don Whelan, expanding Harken's presence on the West Coast."

Through September 2015, Don Whelan will complete his ongoing projects and assist with the transition of Harken representation to Rusty. Harken is indebted to Don and the service he has provided our customers over the past 28 years. 

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