Archive for December 2016

Marina Industry Veteran Hired as Western Region Sales Manager

McAlester, OK— Ralph Morley, Division Manager for Meeco Sullivan, announced the appointment of James “J” Mills as the company’s new Western Region Sales Manager covering the states of California, Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Mr. Mills has an extensive marine industry background that includes over 18 years of coastal and inland marina management and development experience. Jay has also held positions in the marina industry that include Regional Vice President with Westrec Marinas overseeing six California Delta, Lake and San Francisco Bay marinas; General Manager of the California Recreation Company directing five Newport Beach and San Francisco Bay marinas; COO of the Twin Lakes Management Company directing and renovating two Central California lake marina resorts; Principal of Marina Business Associates/Pacific Dockmasters a marina business consulting and contracting company, and the Southern California Regional Distributor of HydroHoist Boat Lifts. In addition, Mr. Mills is a licensed General Engineering Contractor

We believe that J’s experience, contacts and broad marina knowledge will significantly increase our presence and market strength in the western U.S. as we continue our aggressive growth plans and our mission of delivering the best products and customer service in the industry,” said Ralph Morley.

Jay’s love of the marina and boating industry is also evidenced by his many years of commuter-cruising and racing his sloop along the west coast and the Sea of Cortez, and he’s an avid sailor and boater. In his spare time he has also been the Editor of “Bay & Delta Yachtsman” magazine, and writes marine industry technical articles for “Marina Dock Age” and “International Dredging Review” magazines. He is an active member and past board member of the Marine Recreation Association as well as being active with many other industry groups.

James "J" Mills will be responsible for western states

James “J” Mills will be responsible for western states

Jay noted “Meeco Sullivan has an impressive track record and reputation and I’m looking forward to building on Meeco Sullivan’s extensive design/build capabilities in coastal and inland marina development.” Jay is based in Lodi, California, and can be reached at 209- 452-2475 or