NAUTIC-ON Hires Sandoval for Business Development
NAUTIC-ON has named marine industry veteran Lou Sandoval as national director of business development.
Sandoval, who serves on the boards of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Sail America, Recreational Boating Leadership Council and the Chicago Yacht Club where he also serves on the executive board as the Vice Commodore. Most recently, he spent 16 years as a marine dealer principal at Karma Yacht Sales in Chicago. Under Sandoval’s leadership, Karma Yachts became a nationally ranked dealership, with a focus on superior customer service. In February, NAUTIC-ON announced the launch of its smart boating platform. The platform improves the boat ownership experience through connectivity and service.
In the newly-created position, Sandoval will lead the development of NAUTIC-ON’s domestic sales and strategic partnerships with dealers, marinas, distributors, boat builders, and other marine companies.
Prior to the marine industry, Sandoval had a successful 17-year career in the biotech/biomedical industry where he held many positions of increasing responsibility for several FORTUNE 100 companies. Aside from his role as an industry advocate and leader, Sandoval is an accomplished sailor. He has competed in many historic offshore ocean races and has won eight of the eighteen Race to Mackinac’s he’s competed in, he knows firsthand the issues facing boaters of all types. Sandoval has applied the lessons learned on the water to his business strategy and has been recognized for his contributions to the industry.