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Ron Beilman, Bill Pratley Join Nautical Structures Management Team

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ron Beilman, Bill Pratley Join 

Nautical Structures Management Team

Beilman joins as Director of Global Service; Pratley as Director of Aftermarket Sales USA

 LARGO, FL--President Colin Kiley announced that two key executive positions have been filled at Nautical Structures, a leading manufacturer of boarding and tender handling systems; industry veterans Ron Beilman has been named Director of Global Service, and Bill Pratley has been named Director of Aftermarket Sales USA for the Largo, Florida-based company.

Ron Beilman

 As Director of Worldwide Service, Ron Beilman has responsibility for both management and growth strategies for all service operations within the company. These include warranty, part sales, planned maintenance, scheduled inspections, and refit/refurbishment of all product lines within the global fleet. Beilman will be based at the company's Largo, Florida facility.

 Beilman's credentials include a 14-year stint with Burger Boat Company where he served as Floor Manufacturing Engineer, Group Manager of Joiner-Furniture CAD Design, Director of New Product Development, and Vice-President - Engineering & Interior Design. In total, 30 new-construction yachts and commercial marine vessels were completed during his tenure at Burger.

Beilman then spent three and one-half years at Palmer Johnson Yachts as Project Manager overseeing all aspects of design, construction, commissioning, and delivery for PJ 262, 264 and 268 yachts. Of note, Project PJ-264 in the Sport Yacht Series--the 210' Lady M--was the largest yacht ever built by Palmer Johnson and was delivered on an accelerated schedule in June of 2013 to Bergen, Norway under Beilman's management.

Most recently, Beilman served as Technical Designer/Sustainability Consultant for Pro Terra LLC/Clear Group International where he was responsible for development and initiative launch with USGBC for the ƎPIC! Yacht Design Guide and Assessment Program, the concept and development of a 50-meter hybrid-electric Explorer yacht; and the concept and development of a 15-meter hybrid-electric water limo/tax series for a confidential client.

Ron Beilman Email: [email protected]
Ron Beilman Phone: +1 727-541-6664

Bill Pratley

As Director of Aftermarket Sales USA, Bill Pratley's responsibilities will involve providing single-point contact for the yacht repair and refit markets throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

Pratley comes to Nautical Structures after eleven years at Rybovich where he served as Project Manager prior to overseeing the Project Management Group as Director of Services, and finally serving as Account Executive for service clients. At Rybovich, Pratley oversaw more than 300 yacht repair and refit projects annually.

Pratley's responsibility as Account Executive was to develop and grow long-term relationships with yacht owners, captains, brokers, and yacht management representatives. He served as the primary point of contact between the shipyard and vessel management to plan annual and semi-annual repair periods, and facilitate emergency repairs with partner facilities worldwide.

Prior to his tenure at Rybovich, Pratley was a service manager for MarineMax, responsible for customer service and technical support for primarily Hatteras yacht owners and captains on the Florida west coast.

Bill Pratley Email: [email protected]
Bill Pratley Phone:  +1 561-801-6289