Confluence Adds to Team


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Boat Company Grows Management and Expands Customer Service

Easley, SC, July 24, 2007- In a step to bolster its production, quality,
and customer service departments, Confluence Watersports announces the
hiring of Technical Director Bill Page, Plant Manager Keith Butdorf, and
the restructuring and expansion of its customer service department.

“The hiring of Bill and Keith and the restructuring of our customer
service department are just the beginning of several announcements that
I hope to make over the next few months as we work to improve our
business,” said Tom Nathanson, Confluence Watersports acting CEO.

Since joining the company at the end of June, Nathanson has expanded the
customer service department by 40 percent and restructured the
department to better handle consumer and retail partner requests. The
department will continue to report to the Director of Customer Service
and Logistics Bob Herring, but will now fall under the control of
Marketing and Sales and overseen by Kelley Woolsey, EVP of Marketing and

The customer service department had previously been under the
responsibility of operations, which Herring will continue to be involved
with in his additional role in distribution and logistics. Dolly
Jackson has been promoted to Customer Service Manager and Adam Ott to
Assistant Supervisor. Combined they have 15 years of experience in the

Page, who has over 27 years of rotational molding experience, joins
Confluence from Norstar Aluminum Inc., a rotational mold manufacturer
based in Cedarburg, WI, where he was plant manager. Page’s experience
prior to Norstar included 10 years with Flexible Flyer as VP of
Operations, and another 10 years with playground equipment manufacturer
GameTime in the same capacity.

Butdorf was most recently the plant manager for SR Plastics, a custom
injection-molding and assembly manufacturer based in Elberton, GA.
Butdorf began his career with Owens-Corning where he spent 15 years in
various plant and corporate positions. Prior to SR Plastics, Butdorf
had been a plant manager at various molding operations including
PreTech, a division of Precision-Valve Corp based in Travelers Rest, SC.

With Butdorf joining the company as plant manger, current Plant Manager
Daniel Hughes transitions to Materials Manager.

Staff Post
Paddlers writing about all things paddling.


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