Skier's Choice, manufacturer of Supra Boats, hires innovative boat designer Shane Stillman to work with Supra and Moomba engineers on design as well as sales and support for dealers in the Western Region.
As a company based on continuous improvement and cohesive teamwork, Skiers Choice is making decisive moves to build their team and further drive their momentum. There is no better example of this than their recent hire, Shane Stillman. A young veteran of the marine industry, Stillman has been designing, selling and building tow boats for nearly 20 years. Stillman has progressed the product offerings of some big California boat makers and bolstered those companies' market share along the way. Continuing to live, boat and work in California, Stillman will support Skier's Choice West Coast Dealer Network with his extensive product knowledge, a can-do attitude and real-world sales approach. With those traits and the many innovations he has implemented, Stillman is joining the passionate individuals at Skier's Choice to create even more industry-firsts. Stillman is another difference-maker Skier's Choice is welcoming to the team who will continue the charge of relentless improvement for Supra and Moomba Boats.
Introduced to the world of water sports as a youngster, Stillman has been slalom skiing since the age of 5. When he went to college at Chico State, he joined the ski team and then competed as an open rated slalom skier for several years. Stillman, his wife and his two daughters continue to ski the course on a regular basis. They also enjoy wake surfing and wakeboarding from time to time.
Stillman's passion for water sports grew into a career in the early 90's. Since that time, Stillman has done everything from production to design to sales to dealer support. He has always gravitated towards boat design as an emphasis. His dedication to innovation and inspired product development is proved with his part in 8 consecutive Boat of the Year Awards and the market share increases his past employers have enjoyed. Stillman's success in this area of his career is undeniable, but it is not the only place he shines.
"People are what fuel that fire at Skier's Choice," explained Rick Tinker, President of Skier's Choice. "Anytime we have a need and an opportunity to bring on a game-changing employee, like Shane Stillman, we're going to do it." Tinker continued, "We are always looking to make our team, our boats and our company better. Hires like this get us closer to that goal."
Stillman is an inspired boat designer who has never believed his duties were limited to the computer aided drawing board. He is a team player who feeds off of the passion of others and will do whatever he can to help the team win. His new position at Skier's Choice is purposefully designed to maximize this approach. Stillman will lend his design expertise to product development, but just as important is his role as the Skier's Choice Western Region Sales Manager. Although this is an atypical combination of job descriptions, it is the perfect set-up for someone with Stillman's unique skill set and Skier's Choice believes it will give them an edge in product development, sales and dealer support.
When we asked Stillman about his new employer, he said, "Skier's Choice has a lot of great things happening and I want to be a part of that." Stillman continued, "Sure I see a place for my talents there and I know I can contribute, but more than that, I want to win with them. It's exciting to be part of innovation and growth and I'm happy to have that opportunity with this amazing group."
Stillman's approach to sales is less like selling and more like honestly educating the customer with real-world engineering-based information as it applies to individual water sports boaters. His dealer support is attentive and active. Stillman applies the same dedication to design and sales as he does to dealer support. Jokingly referring to himself as a "Designer Rep", Stillman is excited about this unique opportunity and ready to help perpetuate Skier's Choice momentum.
Visit your nearest Supra or Moomba Boats dealer and experience the Skier's Choice difference.