LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (October 5, 2015) – Mark McKinney has been appointed President of Pleasurecraft Engine Group (Pleasurecraft), following the recent retirement of long-time President, Chuck Thurman. Pleasurecraft is the manufacturer of PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator Engines.
McKinney joined Pleasurecraft in 1991 and after a brief time working in customer service was promoted to Vice President of Operations, where he has served for the last 20 years.
During his time as Vice President, McKinney’s commitment to engineering, innovation, and his passion for the marine industry resulted in multiple patents awarded to Pleasurecraft. He credits his contributions to the company’s success to his management experience, technical knowledge, and his overall love for water sports.
McKinney’s plans for the future of the company are rooted in its tradition of developing and innovating new products with exclusive features while delivering the quality, durability, and reliability for which Pleasurecraft is known.
“I am excited to help our team build upon Pleasurecraft’s incredible legacy,” stated McKinney. “The support we receive from our parent company, Correct Craft, is allowing us to grow and will take us far beyond where we could have ever dreamed,” added McKinney.
Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “I am thrilled to appoint Mark to this new position. The future of Pleasurecraft is bright and we all look forward to working with Mark in his new role.” “We are committed to building on the outstanding legacy of Pleasurecraft Engine Group and each of the company’s outstanding brands,” Yeargin added.
Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service.