George Armendariz announces retirement
Groupe Beneteau announces today that George Armendariz, CEO for the Americas has decided to retire from the company.
As of today, Jerome de Metz, Group’s Chairman and CEO, will assume the leadership role for the US subsidiary Beneteau Inc.
George Armendariz will remain available on an advisory basis to assist the US teams as needed.
“I would like to thank George for his contributions to the American teams and wish him well in his endeavors to come” said Jérôme de Metz, Group’s CEO and Chairman.
Group’s CEO Jérôme de Metz will assume the leadership role for the US subsidiary Beneteau Inc.
Christophe Caudrelier, Deputy CEO in charge of operational excellence, will continue to manage all operational excellence activities with the US teams.
Gianguido Girotti, Deputy CEO in charge of the boat product strategy, will continue to coordinate the American brand strategy, consistent with all of the Group’s brands.
August 26, 2019
About Groupe Beneteau
Founded in Vendée 139 years ago by Benjamin Bénéteau, Groupe Beneteau today has international industrial capabilities, with 22 production sites, and a global sales network. In 2022, Groupe Beneteau recorded €1.5bn of revenues, employing around 8,000 people, primarily in France, the United States, Poland, Italy and Portugal.
A global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, thanks to its Boat division’s nine brands, offers more than 150 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Through its Boating Solutions division, the Group is also present in the daily or weekly rental services, marina, digital and financing sectors.
Its Housing division is a major European player for leisure homes, lodges and pods, with its 3 brands (IRM, O'HARA, COCO SWEET) offering a wide range of products. It has 900 employees across six production sites in France and one in Italy, and generated €257.2m of revenues in 2022.
Boat brands: BENETEAU, JEANNEAU, LAGOON, PRESTIGE, DELPHIA, EXCESS, FOUR WINNS, WELLCRAFT, SCARAB and GLASTRON.