Miami, FL – Michael DeLillo has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Perko, the Miami based industry leader that manufactures quality marine navigation lighting, hardware, emissions products, battery switches, and underwater gear. Michael is replacing George Bellwoar, who will be retiring later in the year. George will stay on part-time to help with the transition.
DeLillo will oversee sales, marketing, and execution of the company’s growth strategy domestically and internationally. The industry veteran relocated to South Florida and joins a company over 100 years old, with a complete vertically integrated manufacturing facility, where all components are made in the USA.
“I am excited to join the Perko team, and look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide quality marine products made right here in the USA.” DeLillo said. “Perko is a great company with a stellar reputation for serving the boat, yacht, and commercial marine industry ”.
DeLillo is an experienced marketing, brand, and product executive, with a background in engineering, yacht manufacturing, and diesel engine products.
“We are pleased to have Michael onboard, his background and industry experience will be a natural fit for promoting both our legacy, and new products”. Fred Perkins, President of Perko said.
Perko's product line consists of over 1,000 individual products with over 5,000 SKU's. The line includes L.E.D. navigation lights, battery switches, searchlights, underwater hardware, cabinet hardware, deck hardware, cleats, locks, latches, hinges, hasps, deck plates and fills, fishing rod holders and emissions products for marine fuel systems.