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West Marine Hires New CEO

WATSONVILLE, California — West Marine, Inc. announced today the arrival of its new Chief Executive Officer, Doug Robinson, who joins with three decades of specialty retailing experience. Most recently Robinson spent 13 years with Lowe’s and his last role was President, International Operations and Development.

Robinson is an avid sailor and longtime customer of West Marine who is very eager to help the brand become one of the best retailers in the country. He is also a supporter and participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta, an event West Marine has supported the last 22 years. He will take the helm on Jan. 29.

West Marine is a retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel, footwear and other water lifestyle products.

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