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Lonski and Associates Goes Wide Open Throttle to Staff All Facets of the Marine Industry

2020 brings new vision and new opportunities. For Lonski and Associates LLC, this is especially true with a growing team, new leadership, and expanding markets including a deep dive into the commercial marine sector.

Now at the helm of Lonski and Associates; a leading recruitment firm specializing in staffing for the motorcycle, powersports, RV and marine industries in the United States, Asia, Canada and Europe; is industry veteran, Doug Sexton. Doug recently took over the company from its founder, Henry Lonski, who will remain as an integral part of the agency focusing on Metric Powersports industry.

“I find myself in the exciting position of building upon excellence,” explains Sexton. “Historically, our staffing agency model is proven and successful with hundreds of clients and thousands of placed candidates.”

“Yet, we are always pushing to raise the bar.”

Lonski and Associates has a long, successful history staffing the marine industry during which the agency’s wheelhouse has been in the recreational and luxury boating markets. Now with the addition of Dan Macri, that focus has been broadened to include maritime and commercial marine.

Macri brings more than 30 years of global marine industry experience having progressed from engineering and executive positions to board member appointments for marine based companies and owner/operator of his own propulsion, automation and engineering company.

“Dan understands of the employment process and the challenges that face hiring managers in the marine industry,” said Sexton. “His hands-on expertise in HR, Accounting, Personnel Management, Business Development and Ship Systems give him a unique perspective on filling critical positions.”

Dan’s staffing specialties include:

  • Executive Personnel
  • Engineering & Technical Personnel
  • Sales & Marketing Specialists
  • Project Management & Field Specialists
  • Import/Export & Warehouse Specialists
  • Accounting & Administrative Personnel

“The marine industry is experiencing an employment crisis due to dwindling consideration or awareness with emerging generations,” explains Macri. “There are choice, high-paying positions just waiting for the right candidates in marine trades, technical and administrative roles.”

“My job is to attract the best and brightest from inside and outside of the commercial marine industry.”

Marine industry companies and candidates can contact Dan at 772.418.3999 or DanM@HenryLonski.com.

Dan joins Tom Cassidy, Jr., the senior recruiter at Lonski and Associates who, along with Doug Sexton, has helped forge deep relationships in the recreational boating industries with iconic clients including Godfrey, Bennington, Stingray, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ilmor, Mastercraft, WorldCat, Malibu, Bertram, Hinckley and Torqeedo.

I am thrilled about our expanding wake in the marine industry,” said Cassidy. “I grew up cruising the Caribbean and Great Lakes while learning the marine recruiting ropes from my dad.”

“So both boating and recruiting are not just passions. It’s a family legacy.”

Cassidy has a diverse background in the marine industry providing valuable insights into the inner operations and needs of marine companies. As a former sales executive with Mercury Marine, he managed and developed strategic OEM accounts, cultivating dealer relationships and developing marketing solutions.

Now as a marine Industry executive headhunter and OEM/dealer/retail staffing specialist, Cassidy helps marine industry professionals find their niche while securing top talent for an increasingly diverse range of clients. Candidates and clients can contact Tom at 262.397.8980 or Tom@HenryLonski.com.

Part of this expanding diversity includes clients within the RV industry, an industry that tends to overlap the recreational marine industry – exemplified by the fact that many boat dealers also market recreational vehicles.

Enter yet another recent Lonski and Associates addition, RV Industry specialist, Greg Volhonsteff.

Volhonsteff brings more than 30 years of RV industry experience. He has worked in executive roles over the years within the industry and has owned and operated several businesses working directly with RV dealers and OEMs.

His extensive knowledge of dealership and OE marine operations include:

  • RV Dealer Operations
  • Marketing and Sales
  • RV Manufacturing
  • Collision Repair Centers

The RV industry has always been a integral part of my life,” said Volhonsteff. “As a recruiter with Lonski and Associates, I can bring staffing best practices to help RV clients succeed.”

Candidates and RV industry companies looking to hire managers, professionals or related industry talent looking to transition into the RV industry can contact Greg at (253-303-2752) or Greg@HenryLonski.com.

“Greg will be taking on new client work in the RV Industry which has been a growing segment of our business, said Doug Sexton. “To grow and thrive, both the marine and RV companies need to ramp up efforts to recruit talent.”