West Jordan, Utah – December 3, 2021. – Excel Boats, the nation's premier aluminum boat manufacturer, announced Sam Sinclair Jr. joined the company as the General Manager of both the Arkansas and Tennessee manufacturing facilities.
In his role, Sinclair will focus on increasing efficiencies and continuing the growth of the
Arkansas and Tennessee product lines. He will provide strategic direction for the boat division while providing budget oversight and identify areas to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
“It is with great pride that we welcome Sam to our team of boat builders,” says Glenn Foreman, CEO of Excel Boat Company. “Excel produced over 1325 boats this past year, with the Tennessee plant responsible for the production of the larger model bay boats and the Arkansas facility building both small and large fishing and hunting boats. Sam joins Excel with his vast experience in manufacturing. Sam has a sense of community pride and a heartfelt passion for employee development - two traits that align with Excel’s dedication to our great employees and the communities in which we live.”
With thirty-plus years of manufacturing experience, Sinclair comes to Excel from Kohler, where he most recently served as quality and continuous improvement manager. Before Kohler, Sinclair was the product quality manager for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and received a Master of Business focused on Leadership and Strategic Management from Carson- Newman University. Additionally, he is a certified Six Sigma Black belt, certified lead auditor for the ISO 2015 and IATF 16949 quality systems, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky's True Lean problem-solving training.
I'm honored to be joining such a well-respected company in the boating industry. Excel is
committed to quality and is well-positioned for continued growth in the market. I look forward to working alongside the teams in Arkansas and Tennessee."
Sam is married to Chris and they have two children Cailee and Carson. Sam is an avid
outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Sam will reside in Union City, Tennessee, working out of the Excel Boat Company Union City plant.
About Excel Boats:
The Excel Boat Company has two manufacturing locations in Mountain View, Arkansas, 70 miles north of Little Rock, and the second plant in Union City, Tennessee. Excel is the nation's premier aluminum boat manufacturer of an affordable and tough line of boats targeting the unique needs of outdoor recreational enthusiasts. Excel prides itself in making quality boats. Our boats are well thought out, have exceptional fit & finish, clean and spacious layouts, and are overall designed for maximum comfort. In essence, all our boats strike a natural balance between design, convenience, and style. Excel Boats, Tennessee began construction of its plant in Union
City in 2019. The boat plant went into limited production in the fall of 2019 and will be in full production by the fall of 2022. Excel Tennessee will employ over 120 people when in full production and will provide quality boats for its 85 Excel dealerships nationwide. Excel Arkansas employs 83 boat builders and has been in operation since June 2009.