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West Marine CEO Doug Robinson leaves company after less than a year

WATSONVILLE, California — In a statement issued on Nov. 6, West Marine announced the CEO of the company Doug Robinson is no longer with the company.

“An executive search is underway for a new CEO,” the spokeperson’s statement said. “We anticipate significant interest from seasoned executives with extensive retail and e-commerce operational experience. The Senior leadership team at West Marine remains in place and focused on returning the company to its core business and serving local boating communities.”

Robinson had joined West Marine on Jan. 29, 2018. Previously, he has worked for Lowe’s Home Improvement in executive roles for the past 13 years.

No further details were revealed as to why Robinson’s exit was so hasty.

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