Newly Elected Vice Chairman of the MBIA | Andy MacLachlan
Congratulations are in order for JBYS team member Andy MacLachlan who after a unanimous vote at the most recent board meeting, has recently been recognized as the new Vice Chairman of the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA).
"The goal of the MBIA is to support and promote anything boating related in and around the state of Michigan," said MacLachlan. "We work very diligently on legislative issues with our Governor and State Senate to improve and protect the boating experience as well as manage and plan various boat shows throughout the entire state such as the Detroit Boat Show and Metro Beach boat show to name a few."
MacLachlan says "boating is in his blood" and has dedicated his enitre professional career to promoting the boating lifestyle."
MacLachlan says "boating is in his blood" and has dedicated his entire professional career promoting the boating lifestyle. The MBIA organization is only one of the many marine industry committees Andy is involved with, he's also very active at the Grosse Point Yacht Club and volunteers his time at several other local yacht and boat clubs. He's a true community man who enjoys sharing his passion of boating with those around him.
Having grown up on Lake St. Clair and spending many summers in Northern Michigan on Walloon Lake as a kid, Andy's passion for boating developed at a very early age. He's been boating since he was born and feels very fortunate to have been able to combine together his career with his favorite hobby.
He's been boating since he was born and feels very fortunate to have been able to combine together his career with his favorite hobby.
"It's real rewarding when I have a Newbie boater that dives in and gets the boating bug. There is nothing like the look on their face when the boat hits the water for the first time in the spring," says MacLachlan. "I just love it!"
After many years in the service side of boating, Andy has moved into sales and is currently working with our team here at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales. MacLachlan's sales position however, is not the first time he's connected with JBYS . In fact, our very own founder and past President Greg Krueger was the one who nominated Andy to be on the MBIA board in the first place over 5 years ago.
"I was out to dinner with a friend and colleague and we were discussing the recession and how the industry was going to recover," claims MacLachlan. "My colleague noted my passion for the boating industry and mentioned I should join the MBIA. The next day Greg Krueger had me on the ballot."
"My colleague noted my passion for the boating industry and mentioned I should join the MBIA.
The next day Greg Krueger had me on the ballot."
Fast forward 5 years later to present day and now Andy MacLachlan is the Vice Chairman of the Michigan Boating Industries, that same organziation our beloved founding father introduced him to. Andy has gone on and done some incredible work with MBIA and with us here at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, work that our Greg would be very proud of. Congratulations again Andy on your new officer position, it was very much deserved! We could not be happier for you and we look forward to seeing you continue working hard for your clients, this company and for the boating industry as a whole.