Suntex Marinas, the Dallas-based owner and operator of premier marina properties in the U.S. and Caribbean, is pleased to announce it has added industry veteran, Brian Baker, as Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. An active member of the marina community, he has managed multiple properties and has shown a deep dedication to the industry through his service and educational efforts.
Starting in the industry in 2003, Baker has served as general manager of Bay Point, Little Creek and Willoughby Harbor marinas in Norfolk, Va., and became regional manager for Vinings Marine Group (VMG) in 2007. In addition to handling all marketing for VMG’s East Coast properties, he also produced and ran an in-water boat show for three years.
“I’m really excited to work with Suntex and join their mission to deliver the highest level of service and satisfaction for customers,” said Baker.
“We look forward to having Brian as part of our East Coast management team,” said Chris Petty, President of Suntex Marinas. “He has a great reputation within the marina industry and brings a wealth of professional and practical know-how. We see Brian as a great asset as we continue to provide exceptional experiences for our customers.”
Baker has successfully completed intermediate and advanced marina management classes with the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and has served as a board member with the Virginia Marine Trades Association and as President of the Norfolk Marine Trades Association (NMTA). In 2007, he was honored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for his work with boater education and safety.
At Suntex, some of the key focus areas for Baker will be overseeing the daily operations for the Virginia and Maryland region, ensuring that customer satisfaction is extended to all guests, and assisting on the launch and development of the Suntex Loyalty Program.
About Suntex Marinas
Suntex Marinas is a Dallas-based owner and operator of marina properties across the U.S. and in the Caribbean. It currently owns and operates a portfolio of 20 marinas and manages two additional marinas. The tools and principles that rank Suntex Marinas among the best in the marina industry include: superior customer service, experienced marina managers and staff, conscious contributions to marina communities and general enthusiasm for creating memorable experiences on the water. The Suntex vision is to be the preeminent resort marina company in the world, and it is actively seeking premier marinas around the world for acquisition. www.suntexmarinas.com