Let’s introduce ourselves.
Vice President, Marketing
Vice President of Marketing at ComMar Sales, Mark’s creativity has become a valuable source of innovative marketing ideas for our principals. As the sales manager for a marine manufacturer, Mark gained broad experience in setting and achieving distribution goals. Mark spent his youth in a marina in Maine where he acquired many unique skills that are invaluable to our dealers. During his 30+ years at ComMar, Mark’s diligent work ethic has proven invaluable in maintaining and opening new markets throughout New England.
Contact Mark Mitchell:
Tel: (401) 624-4880
Cell: (401) 965-1799
Norman D. MacLeod III
Vice President, Sales Northeast
Norm has an extensive marine background. For over 38 years, Norm has work both as a manufacturer’s rep and as a sales manager for marine manufacturers. At ComMar, Norm has developed strong relationships with OEM, mass merchants, dealer and distributor accounts. His extensive sailing experience and vast knowledge of the powerboat market provides valuable insights to our manufacturers. Norm serves his customers from his Rhode Island base.
Norm has served on various Boards of NMMA and as 2007-2008 President of NMRA.
Contact Norm MacLeod:
Tel: (401) 624-4880
Cell: (401) 965-4558
Richard R. Chandler
Special Accounts – Northeast
Dick’s industry experience as a manufacturer’s representative, sales manager, and general manager of an import company enhances our understanding of your requirements. While Dick brings over 50 years of marine experience to ComMar, he takes pride in developing markets for new products. Dick joined ComMar after operating his own manufacturer’s representative company for 15 years. Dick is based in Clinton, Connecticut.
Contact Dick Chandler:
Tel: (860) 669-6444
Cell: (860) 830-1523
Sales, New England
Jeff is a Native Rhode Islander who grew up fishing and boating in Narragansett Bay as well as freshwater lakes throughout New England. With over 10 years of retail management with Boaters World and West Marine, Jeff has the ability to leverage his understanding of the retail space to better assist our dealer network as well as mass merchants. His broad range of knowledge in the marine field, ability to communicate effectively and build lasting relationships with his customers will be a great asset to the Commar team.
Contact Jeff Clark:
Cell: (401) 447-2044
Sales, Northeast and Long Island
Jim is avid fisherman, spending most of his youth fishing for smallmouth bass on the Mississippi River. He served in the US Navy for six years as an Electronics Technician. Jim brings 27 years of industry experience, having started at KVH industries as a production engineer, eventually moving to sales, and ending up as Vice President of Global Sales. He has a passion for the marine industry and loves working with customers! Jim is a graduate of Hamilton Technical College. He will be serving his customers in New England, Long island, and other targeted accounts.
Contact Jim George:
Tel: (401) 624-4880
President of ComMar Sales, Tim leads the sales team with knowledge and integrity. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in the marine industry and over 25 years as part of the ComMar Sales organization. His broad experience includes management roles in importing and distribution as well as retail selling. Tim takes pride in applying creative, yet practical, solutions to achieve desired sales results. Tim serves the Mid-Atlantic territory from Annapolis, Maryland.
Tim has served on various committees and on the boards of NMMA, NMEA and NMRA.
Contact Tim Conroy:
Tel: (410) 761-6796
Cell: (410) 340-2106
Sales, Southern Mid-Atlantic
Scott Kolodny, based in North Carolina, is a native to the region and has been working with OEM’s, dealers, distributors and mass merchants since 1989. Clients and manufacturers know Scott for his dedication, sincerity and tenacity for getting more than the maximum accomplished. Scott brings Rep of the Year awards with him and understands what the implementation of products to the OEM will mean to the aftermarket and what newly developed aftermarket products need for proper consumer recognition. Scott has energized the southern Mid-Atlantic for ComMar and continues to show strong sales growth.
Contact Scott Kolodny:
Tel: (401) 624-4880
Cell: (704) 957-3444
Sales, Southern Mid-Atlantic
Having grown up in Annapolis, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, Kevin is an avid fisherman and boater. Kevin’s experience on the water will be an important asset to this company. Kevin will be bringing his passion and love for the water to Commar as well as the marine industry. Whether it was working at boat yards over the years or learning from his father, Kevin will be bringing his love and knowledge of the industry to the Commar team. As a recent graduate from the University of Maryland, Kevin is excited to join the team and continue to expand on his knowledge of the marine industry.
Contact Kevin Conroy:
Sales, Western Florida & Western Georgia
Ken brings more than 20 years of senior management experience within Fortune 100 retailers to the ComMar team Over the years Ken has developed successful retail marketing strategies, as well as created effective sales strategies for clients ranging from large distributors to small retailers. Ken’s strength lies in his ability to clearly understand client expectations and develop sound business strategies that yield clients reaching their goals. Strong relationships with boat builders, dealers, and distributors routinely generate results that exceed our client’s goals.
Ken serves customers from his Tampa area base that range from Naples, Florida, to Mobile, Alabama.
Contact Ken Smaga:
Tel: (813) 435-5379
Cell: (813) 727-8653
Kelton is a Texas native who moved to Florida in 1994 where he began work at West Marine. He held many positions and was general manager of three locations including their flagship store in Ft. Lauderdale. In 2000 he became a manufacturer’s representative and strives to exceed customers’ and manufacturers’ expectations with his solution-based approach to business. Kelton attended college at Texas A&M University at Galveston where he was on the sailing team for four years, became a licensed instructor and continues to teach sailing and kiteboarding today.
Contact Kelton Kenney:
Cell: (561) 818-7518
Spencer brings a passion for boating and the outdoors to the business world. Spencer grew up around Chesapeake Bay spending countless hours out on the water. Whether it was working on a commercial crab boat as a young man or mating on a tournament-winning sportfish boat out of Ocean City, Maryland, Spencer has expanded his knowledge in the industry through first-hand experience. Spencer is a graduate and student athlete of the Florida State University.
Contact Spencer Talbot:
Cell: (443) 926-4179
Sales, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Great Lakes/Midwest
Doug Sanders, based out of New Orleans, LA, has worked as District Sales Manager for ICOM America since 2008 and won numerous sales achievement awards.
Doug serviced a strong base of electronic dealers servicing the Offshore/Rig/Commercial marine markets as well as the mass merchant and major distributor outlets in both the Great Lakes, Midwest and Gulf Coast. Prior to ICOM, Doug worked for 10 years at Boater’s World as the District Manager over the Gulf Coast market.
Contact Doug Sanders:
Cell: (504) 343-0891
John has over 30 years of experience in consultative sales for computer-aided design technologies and strategic marketing for architectural building products. His former employers include McGraw Hill, Goldman Sachs and McDonnell Douglas. John is particularly skilled in analyzing customer needs and developing innovative solutions for new products and services. John services Florida and the Caribbean for ComMar.
A Connecticut native, John has been based in Manhattan for 25 years. John is a boat owner, licensed captain, and certified sailing instructor with extensive one-design and offshore racing experience.
Contact John Embler:
Tel: (646) 584-4481
ComMar Reps by Location
Sandra Rodriques (Sandy) was born in Maine and has held various office positions throughout her career, including: Legal Secretary for a multi-partner Attorney’s office during and upon graduating high school; Assistant Clerk/Associate Clerk for The State of Maine Judicial Branch, District Court/Divisions of Sagadahoc and Cumberland Counties for nearly 18 years; Receptionist, Brokerage/Engineering Secretary and back-up for the bookkeeping and human resource departments at Alden Yachts in Portsmouth/Bristol, Rhode Island; Receptionist and assistant to the bookkeeper/human resource department for Goetz Custom Boats in Bristol, Rhode Island. In May 2010 Sandy joined the ComMar Sales Team as Office Manager, based in the corporate office in Tiverton, Rhode Island.
Mary brings 30 years of experience in the business management setting supporting accounting and financial reporting as well as operational and administrative functions particularly within the marine industry. Mary prides herself as a personable an effective communicator with the ability to interact within the organization as well as with manufacturers and clients to ensure the alignment of collaborative efforts to produce operational efficiency.