About Marine Accessories Corporation
Located in Maryville, Tennessee, Marine Accessory Corporation is the parent company of leading brands in the wakeboard tower and marine canvas segments including Xtreme Tower Products (XTP), Z5 Sport Racks, Monster Tower, TurboSwing, Fishmaster, Great Lakes Boat Top and Westland Industries. MAC is owned by Blue Sage Capital, a private equity firm based in Austin, Texas and Resolute Capital, a private mezzanine debt and equity investment firm based in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee.
OEM Trusted Products – Delivered to your Doorstep.
MAC Direct rises above a marine accessory aftermarket that is often cluttered and confused with cheap imports and low-quality products.
At MAC Direct, we make boating better through our tradition of quality, craftsmanship and customer service that is second to none. That’s why we’ve been able to build such trusted relationships with OEMs, retailers, and directly with water enthusiasts around the world.
So, how do we do it?
Well, it all starts with listening to you, the voice of the customer. Whether you are a retailer, dealer, boat-builder, or boat owner, we’ve simplified your buying experience. From product selection to order fulfillment, MAC Direct has made a huge investment in ensuring that you can find the best product for your boat quickly and easily, while feeling confident that it will arrive right when you need it.
Through intelligent e-commerce design, we’ve built a one-stop shopping experience that allows you to find our products, select the right color, finish, or pattern – then discover any complementary accessories all with a few clicks of your mouse. Our state of the art manufacturing and technology-driven processes allow us to typically fulfill orders within 24 hours, and cut & sew our custom products within 3 to 5 business days.
By the way, we really care about what you think! Continuous improvement is part of who we are as company. That’s why we seek your customer reviews. Not only do we use this information to constantly improve your buying experience, but we let your friends, family, and other boating enthusiasts see how we’re doing. We know that our customers are smart, clever, and expect the very best. In fact, our best sales people are OUR customers. It’s your expectation of quality, innovation, and service that keeps us on our toes – and we like it that way!
Ultimately, MAC Direct provides you easy access to our quality brands with the service and support you need to maximize your time on the water. With MAC Direct, you can buy with confidence every time. We think that once you start to navigate the websites of MAC Direct brands, you’ll be hooked. So, take us out for spin and you’ll see how we’re making boating better, just for you!
Meet The Team
Richard N. Reyenger, CEO
Rick Reyenger was named CEO of MAC in September 2000 and has led the Company in the successful integration of its acquired business units and the subsequent organic growth. Rick has more than 30 years of experience in the Marine Industry – beginning his career with Outboard Marine Corporation where he spent 16 years in sales, marketing and general management roles, including President of OMC Canada, and later as President of OMC’s aluminum boat group. Other marine industry positions included Senior Vice President of Sales, Customer Service and Marketing at Boston Whaler; Vice President of the Astro, Fisher, and Procraft brands at Marine Group (a division of Tracker Marine); and President of Mako Marine International. Rick is an active voice in the industry including serving on the Board of Directors for the NMMA and the Accessories Manufacturers Division (AMD) board.
David Metz, CFO
David Metz joined the management team in December of 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. David has more than three decades of experience in the medical industry, ranging from accountant, to financial analyst, to Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of DeRoyal, a multi-national medical goods manufacturer, he also intermittently was responsible for the manufacturing and information technology departments. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Lincoln Memorial University. David currently serves as a member of the NMMA audit committee and on the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member and the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Jim Wilson, President – Canvas Solutions
Jim Wilson is the President of MAC Canvas Solutions – overseeing Great Lakes Boat Top, and Westland Industries. Jim began his marine canvas career in 1984 with Great Lakes Boat Top in product delivery and logistics before rising quickly through the ranks with assignments in product design and engineering, sales and marketing, as production manager of two facilities, and ultimately company president. He opened a manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland, and participated in the design of multiple patented products as well as the development of equipment and processes to reduce manufacturing lead time from several weeks to 7 business days to accommodate just in time delivery to major manufacturers. A hands-on leader, Jim has been instrumental in the reorganization of companies acquired by MAC.
Tony Williams, President – Tower Solutions
Leading MAC Tower Solutions is Tony Williams. In his previous role as the Vice President and General Manager of Xtreme Tower Products (XTP), Tony successfully managed an incredibly fast-growing company in a changing industry. In 20 years, Tony has acquired numerous US Patents and experience in all aspects of design, engineering, manufacturing, and sales on the OEM and aftermarket channels. Tony’s industry-leading design team has become a vital extension of many OEM’s engineering departments, who utilize his inspirational designs on today’s blue-chip boat brands, ranging from pontoons to wake boats. As President of MAC Tower Solutions, Tony oversees XTP, Monster Tower, Z5 Performance Sport Racks, and TurboSwing.
John Clarke, President – MAC Direct
MAC’s President of MAC Direct is John Clarke. John has more than 30 years of marine industry experience in executive level sales and marketing positions for international manufacturing and e-commerce brands. What makes John truly unique is his mechanical engineering degree and experience that extends beyond sales and marketing and into global sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, engineering, and product development for a holistic approach to problem solving and corporate strategy. John holds multiple patents for consumer and industrial accepted products and has served as a Board member with the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the National Marine Distributors Association.
About Blue Sage Capital
Blue Sage Capital is an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm specializing in growth, recapitalization and buyout financings of smaller middle market companies. Most of Blue Sage’s investments are in established, profitable companies with $25 million to $100 million of revenue and $5 million to $10 million of cash flow at the time of investment. Blue Sage invests in a variety of industries, with each initial investment typically ranging from $10 million to $20 million. For more information regarding Blue Sage, please visit www.bluesage.com.
About Resolute Capital
Resolute Capital provides debt and equity capital to lower-middle market companies in support of growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations. With operating, lending and investing experience, Resolute Capital invests in a variety of industries across the country. For more, visit resolutecap.com.