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Lonski and Associates Goes Wide Open Throttle to Staff All Facets of the Marine Industry

2020 brings new vision and new opportunities. For Lonski and Associates LLC, this is especially true with a growing team, new leadership, and expanding markets including a deep dive into the commercial marine sector.

Now at the helm of Lonski and Associates; a leading recruitment firm specializing in staffing for the motorcycle, powersports, RV and marine industries in the United States, Asia, Canada and Europe; is industry veteran, Doug Sexton. Doug recently took over the company from its founder, Henry Lonski, who will remain as an integral part of the agency focusing on Metric Powersports industry.

“I find myself in the exciting position of building upon excellence,” explains Sexton. “Historically, our staffing agency model is proven and successful with hundreds of clients and thousands of placed candidates.”

“Yet, we are always pushing to raise the bar.”

Lonski and Associates has a long, successful history staffing the marine industry during which the agency’s wheelhouse has been in the recreational and luxury boating markets. Now with the addition of Dan Macri, that focus has been broadened to include maritime and commercial marine.

Macri brings more than 30 years of global marine industry experience having progressed from engineering and executive positions to board member appointments for marine based companies and owner/operator of his own propulsion, automation and engineering company.

“Dan understands of the employment process and the challenges that face hiring managers in the marine industry,” said Sexton. “His hands-on expertise in HR, Accounting, Personnel Management, Business Development and Ship Systems give him a unique perspective on filling critical positions.”

Dan’s staffing specialties include:
• Executive Personnel
• Engineering & Technical Personnel
• Sales & Marketing Specialists
• Project Management & Field Specialists
• Import/Export & Warehouse Specialists
• Accounting & Administrative Personnel

“The marine industry is experiencing an employment crisis due to dwindling consideration or awareness with emerging generations,” explains Macri. “There are choice, high-paying positions just waiting for the right candidates in marine trades, technical and administrative roles.”

“My job is to attract the best and brightest from inside and outside of the commercial marine industry.”

Marine industry companies and candidates can contact Dan at 772.418.3999 or DanM@HenryLonski.com.

Dan joins Tom Cassidy, Jr., the senior recruiter at Lonski and Associates who, along with Doug Sexton, has helped forge deep relationships in the recreational boating industries with iconic clients including Godfrey, Bennington, Stingray, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ilmor, Mastercraft, WorldCat, Malibu, Bertram, Hinckley and Torqeedo.

I am thrilled about our expanding wake in the marine industry,” said Cassidy. “I grew up cruising the Caribbean and Great Lakes while learning the marine recruiting ropes from my dad.”

“So both boating and recruiting are not just passions. It’s a family legacy.”

Cassidy has a diverse background in the marine industry providing valuable insights into the inner operations and needs of marine companies. As a former sales executive with Mercury Marine, he managed and developed strategic OEM accounts, cultivating dealer relationships and developing marketing solutions.

Now as a marine Industry executive headhunter and OEM/dealer/retail staffing specialist, Cassidy helps marine industry professionals find their niche while securing top talent for an increasingly diverse range of clients. Candidates and clients can contact Tom at 262.397.8980 or Tom@HenryLonski.com.

Part of this expanding diversity includes clients within the RV industry, an industry that tends to overlap the recreational marine industry – exemplified by the fact that many boat dealers also market recreational vehicles.

Enter yet another recent Lonski and Associates addition, RV Industry specialist, Greg Volhonsteff.

Volhonsteff brings more than 30 years of RV industry experience. He has worked in executive roles over the years within the industry and has owned and operated several businesses working directly with RV dealers and OEMs.

His extensive knowledge of dealership and OE marine operations include:
• RV Dealer Operations
• Marketing and Sales
• RV Manufacturing
• Collision Repair Centers

The RV industry has always been a integral part of my life,” said Volhonsteff. “As a recruiter with Lonski and Associates, I can bring staffing best practices to help RV clients succeed.”

Candidates and RV industry companies looking to hire managers, professionals or related industry talent looking to transition into the RV industry can contact Greg at (253-303-2752) or Greg@HenryLonski.com.

“Greg will be taking on new client work in the RV Industry which has been a growing segment of our business, said Doug Sexton. “To grow and thrive, both the marine and RV companies need to ramp up efforts to recruit talent.”

Lonski and Associates Adds Marine Industry Veteran Dan Macri to Its Recruiter Team

Columbus, OH, February 5, 2020 – Lonski and Associates, a leading recruitment firm specializing in staffing for the motorcycle, powersports, RV and marine industries, announces the addition of Commercial Marine industry specialist, Dan Macri.

With a focus on expanding recruiting services for Lonski and Associates’ commercial marine segment, Macri will help to connect marine clients with highly qualified candidates for trade positions including welders and electricians to project managers and top level executives.

Macri brings more than 30 years of global marine industry experience having progressed from engineering and executive positions to board member appointments and owner/operator of a propulsion, automation and engineering company.

“Dan will be serving the recruiting needs of new clients in the marine segment of our business,” said Doug Sexton, President of Lonski & Associates. “His hands-on expertise in HR, Accounting, Contracts, Personnel Management, Business Development as well as Ship Systems and Technologies give Dan a deep perspective on placing the best candidates for clients.”

Dan Macri has extensive experience in all levels in the employment process and a deep understanding for the challenges that face hiring managers. His staffing specialties include:
• Executive Personnel
• Engineering & Technical Personnel
• Sales & Marketing Specialists
• Project Management & Field Specialists
• Import/Export & Warehouse Specialists
• Accounting & Administrative Personnel

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Lonski and Associates team,” said Macri. “I look forward helping clients hire the right talent for any position – regardless of the level or location.”

Companies and candidates can contact Dan Macri at 772.418.3999 or DanM@HenryLonski.com. He is available to help:
• Marine industry companies looking to hire managers, professionals or related industry talent looking to transition into the marine industry
• Hiring managers, marine industry professionals or anyone looking to transition into or within the industry

Lonski and Associates Adds RV Industry Veteran Greg Volhonsteff to Its Recruiter Team.

Columbus, OH, January 22, 2020 – Lonski and Associates, a leading recruitment firm specializing in staffing for the motorcycle, powersports and marine industries, announces the addition of RV Industry specialist, Greg Volhonsteff. From his office in Seattle Washington, Volhonsteff will be focusing on the Recreational Vehicle industry for the Agency.
Volhonsteff brings more than 30 years of RV industry experience. He has worked in executive roles over the years within the industry and has owned and operated several businesses working directly with RV dealers and OEMs.

“Greg will be taking on new client work in the RV Industry which has been a growing segment of our business, said Doug Sexton, President of Lonski & Associates. “It is well documented that this industry has a great need to recruit talent to enable organizations to continue to grow and thrive”.
Greg Volhonsteff has extensive experience in Dealership Operations and Process Improvement as well as OE marine operations. His specialties include:

• RV Dealer Operations
• Marketing Program Development
• Sales Team Expertise
• RV Manufacturing
• Collision Repair Centers

The RV industry has always been a big part and passion of my life,” said Volhonsteff. “As a recruiter with Lonski and Associates, I can combine Agency resources with my RV expertise to help clients succeed.”
Companies and candidates can contact Greg Volhonsteff at (253-303-2752) or Greg@HenryLonski.com. He is available to help:

• RV industry companies looking to hire managers, professionals or related industry talent looking to transition into the RV industry
• Hiring managers, RV industry professionals or anyone looking to transition into or within the industry

Industry Staffing Experts Lonski and Associates LLC, to Attend 2019 AIMExpo.

Indialantic, Fla. – (September 28, 2019) – Lonski and Associates LLC announce its plans to exhibit at the 2019 edition of AIMExpo presented by Nationwide, North America’s largest Motorcycle and Powersports Tradeshow and Lifestyle event. Taking place in Ohio’s Greater Columbus Convention Center, AIMExpo is dedicated to bringing together industry, media, dealers and consumers in a single arena.

Lonski and Associates invites AIMExpo attendees to visit their 20’ x 10’ tradeshow area themed as “Lonski’s Lounge.” The lounge concept is designed to provide a fun and relaxed environment for industry professionals to gather for informal discussions and networking. Lonski Lounge is located at Booth #1441 where the agency will showcase their industry staffing agency with new branding, new collateral and a new website.

“AIMExpo is a great opportunity for the entire industry to come together, and we’re excited about the first time Lonski Lounge concept we have planned for this year’s event,” said Henry Lonski, President of Lonski and Associates LLC. “As we celebrate our agency’s 12th anniversary in North America and the expansion of our recruiter team, we look forward to meeting with clients, candidates, media and other industry stakeholders.”

“Offering a platform to connect dealers, OEMs, media and consumers has been one of the core objectives of AIMExpo presented by Nationwide,” said Cinnamon Kernes, Vice President & General Manager, MIC Events. “As we work to bring the industry together, it’s more important than ever that the motorcycle and powersports industry are able to take advantage of the ‘one time, one place’ benefit that being in Columbus will offer.

“Together, we will rise.”

Lonski and Associates, LLC Expands Again with Industry Specialist Forrest B Flinn.

Indialantic, Fla. – (August 28, 2019) – Lonski and Associates, LLC announces the addition of dealership process and performance expert, Forrest B. Flinn, to the marine, motorcycle and powersports staffing agency.

With twenty-four years of experience in the powersports industry, Flinn brings a unique skill set to Lonski and associates. His industry experience, knowledge and multiple professional certifications in the fields of human resources and social media will benefit the entire agency.

Flinn’s diverse industry experience includes working for Lightspeed as an implementation and training consultant and being a general/operations manager for a large metropolitan multiline dealership with P&L responsibility. And more recently, Forrest had a ten-year tenure with PMC, a privately-owned industry consultancy that specializes in helping dealers become better through outsourced accounting, human resources, dealership operations, and Lightspeed training. 

“Forrest brings unique talents and a valuable mix of experience to the Lonski Recruiting Team,” said Henry Lonski, Founder and President of Lonski and Associates. “He is a professional accountant and holds multiple degrees in business which includes an MBA from Texas A&M University. We’re excited to have Forrest onboard to help us move the industry forward and make a positive impact for our clients.”

“One of the biggest problems I see in the industry is having the “right” person in the “right” job at the right time,” said Flinn. “Dealerships are constantly struggling to staff their dealerships with the “A-Team” and usually end up with the “B” and “C” players instead.” 

“Having a strong background in the field of human resources, I believe I can help dealers “up their game” with their staffing and recruiting needs.”

Flinn’s Specialties include Dealership Operations and Process, F&I Compliance, Dealer/Lender Relations, and training and development of staff. Powersports companies looking to hire managers, powersports professionals or other talent looking to transition into the industry may contact Forrest Flinn at 210-201-3155 or Forrest@HenryLonski.com.

“Lonski and Associates holds the key to expediting staffing solutions during this industry resurgence with a proprietary 31,750+ database of clients and candidates. I look forward to matching needs and desires for win-win placements,” continued Flinn.

Forrest@HenryLonski.com

[C] 210-201-3115

[O] 210-593-3404

[F] 210-339-4825

Lonski and Associates Launches New Website and Online Experience.

Indialantic, FL – (June 27, 2019) – Lonski and Associates LLC, celebrating 12 years as a leading recruitment firm specializing in staffing for the motorcycle, powersports and marine industries, launched the company’s new website as part of their continuous improvement process to better serve both clients and candidates. The new site is located at www.HenryLonski.com. The new website is the centerpiece for Lonski and Associates’ 2019 marketing strategy that showcases the recruiting giant in a sporty and engaging new presentation while positioning their recruiters as industry-leading staffing specialists.

“We are thrilled with the development of our new website,” said Henry Lonski, Founder and President of Lonski and Associates. “We finally have the appropriate level of online presence that reflects who we are and our unequaled expertise in the industries we serve.”

While www.HenryLonski.com is an important tool for client relations, Lonski and Associates is leveraging the new site to spur even more engagement with candidates looking for choice jobs in the motorcycle, marine, powersports, outdoor recreation and RV industries.

“We are known in the industries we serve as the go-to recruiters for quality candidates,” said Rollin E. Karoll, Senior PowerSports Recruiter with Lonski and Associates. “We are always looking for ways to “up our game” for the top tier clients that demand the high level of talent we provide them.”

Marketing drivers to the new website include bold new print and digital advertising, tradeshow participation, publicity opportunities and recently augmented social communication channels including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Information on the site vividly communicates the company’s expertise in delivering customized precision recruiting, staffing and consulting resources to any size company, at any stage of development, and at any location worldwide.

One primary marketing driver is Lonski and Associates’ new Advanced Career Page on LinkedIn. Linkedin is the world’s largest professional network where Lonski candidates, clients and potential clients are able to gain a glimpse into the staffing agency’s culture and hear directly from their recruiters as well as other candidate and client testimonials. A testimonial tied to a LinkedIn profile has more credibility than a quote on a website where a viewer has to research manually to evaluate its legitimacy. Furthermore, the Advanced Career Page provides insights into the agency’s key points of difference.

“We never rest on our laurels,” explains Lonski. “Visit the ‘Lonski Lounge,’ booth 1441, at AIMExpo and learn why we’re number one. No one else even comes close.”

Lonski and Associates, LLC Expands Again with Industry Specialist Brandon Marble Newest Recruiting Team Member

Indialantic, Fla. – (January 28, 2019) – Lonski and Associates, LLC announced today the addition of dealership process and performance expert Brandon Marble to the distinguished team roster.

A native of Michigan, Marble’s industry experience began with certification training at the Orlando, FL campus of the Universal Technical Institute – Motorcycle Mechanics Institute division. Upon graduation, he spent time as a technician for multi-line metric powersports dealers and eventually made the transition to sales and sales management in the RideNow group of dealers. Brandon has since excelled as a Finance/Business Manager, Sales Manager, and General Sales Manager for Harley-Davidson dealers in Colorado and Michigan. An avid rider, he still finds joy in maintaining his own motorcycles, both on and off road.

“Brandon’s hire is a critical addition to Lonski and Associates, LLC in order to ensure that our active and expanding client list of Harley-Davidson and Powersports dealerships nationwide is provided top quality talent and customer service.” “Brandon brings a unique mix of hands-on retail dealership experience, both Metric and H-D, allowing him to understand the hiring needs of our clients and match them with the highest caliber Candidates in the industry.”

Brandon Marble’s Specialties

  • Dealership Operations and Process
  • F&I Compliance
  • Dealer/Lender Relations
  • Training and development of staff

“I look forward to utilizing the industry network and massive talent pool established by Lonski and Associates, LLC, to aide dealers in connecting with top talent” Brandon continued.

Hiring managers, powersports professionals, or anyone looking to transition into or within our industry may contact Brandon Marble at 248-285-9301 or brandon@henrylonski.com.     

Brandon@HenryLonski.com

[C] 248-285-9301

[O] 248-987-4451

[F] 248-957-0556

Lonski and Associates, LLC Celebrates 11 Years of Serving the Powersports, Motorcycle and Marine Industries

“We Change Lives Every Day”

INDIALANTIC, FL –  (Motor Sports Newswire) – For more than 11 years Lonski and Associates has been shortening the job search process for people looking for work in the Powersports and marine industries.

Henry Lonski said, We love it when our candidates tell us: “I am finally in the Powersports industry!” – “I am now where I want to be, in the marine industry” “Motorcycles have been my ultimate passion, and now it’s my career “. Our complete and total focus is to help job applicants realize their dreams of breaking into the Powersports, motorcycle or marine industry.

If you don’t have a Powersports or marine background and yet wish to gain a foothold in this industry, is there any reason to worry? No – Because with the help of this agency, they can find your desired job. A perfect fit for you and the employer, a true Win, Win.

For every search, Lonski and Associates, LLC, bring incomparable recruitment resources and a personal commitment to excellence. Clients around the world – United States, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe – depend on search services from the agency.

The agency is designed to create a healthy environment for people looking for a job in the Powersports, motorcycle and marine industry to network with each other and also to get in touch with employers within the industry. Lonski and Associates, LLC, is a dedicated agency through which a job seeker can share confidential information, get valuable advice and touch base with people working in our related industries.

To celebrate their 11th year Lonski and Associates’ team of eight fulltime industry specific recruiters’ mission is to continue their efforts in helping people find the perfect Powersports or marine job, for many years to come.

Lonski and Associates, LLC Expands with Powersports and Communications Pro Skip Johnson as Newest Team Member for West Coast Presence in Las Vegas Nevada.

Indialantic, Fla. – Johnson’s powersports background began working in motorcycle shops while going to college. He went on to hold a variety of key senior executive roles in Motorcycle, ATV, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobile, Outdoor, Automotive and Off Road enthusiast and business communication, media and event businesses. He served most recently as a partner at the iconic custom aftermarket PR agency, V-Twin Marketing and as Director of Sales and Business Development Director for ConvExx, a B2B and B2C Trade and Consumer show production company.

Johnson said, “This is the best possible role for me – I am very excited about helping people find places and positions that will allow them to grow to their greatest potential. I understand how recruiting can show people how to live their dreams – I was recruited for a role that ultimately set the stage for best parts of my career. The recruiting experience put a spotlight on what was possible and I can’t wait to help others find their professional destiny”.

Company founder Lonski said, Skip and I have had a great history. He’s a true enthusiast that understands how to turn passion and enthusiasm into opportunity. His unique industry background allows him to find new and creative solutions that will be extremely helpful in his new role. I’m excited to have Skip as part of our recruiting team”.

Skip Johnson’s specialties include Industry Operations and Consulting, Sales and Marketing Expertise, Business Development, and Recreational Sports.

Skip@HenryLonski.com
[O] 702-839-0400
[C] 702-373-0615
[F] 702-655-2007

Second Generation Marine Industry Icon, Tom Cassidy Jr., joins Lonski and Associates recruiting powerhouse

Indialantic, Fla. – Lonski and Associates, LLC is excited to announce the addition of Tom Cassidy, Jr. to its elite team of powersports industry recruiters.

A former sales executive with Mercury Marine, Tom has a diverse background. The majority of his career was spent managing and developing strategic OEM accounts, cultivating dealer relationships and developing marketing solutions. With a passion for boating that began in his childhood, Tom observed his father’s successful marine industry recruiting career (Tom Cassidy, Sr. of Cassidy & Associates) to learn how to develop his own strategies and sales tactics.

“Our family cruised the Great Lakes, inland lakes, and Caribbean when I was a young man, and that’s when I fell in love with all things related to the marine industry,” Tom Cassidy, Jr. said. “I’ve been able to follow my passion. Now I can help marine industry professionals find their niche while providing exceptional talent to original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket manufactures and dealers.”

“I am elated to welcome Tom to our team. He is an accomplished veteran and leader in the powersports and marine community; a true industry insider with experience and connections from coast to coast,” said Company President Henry Lonski. “He brings a whole new dynamic to our team. From his time with Mercury Marine, to the last years with Dowco, Tom will serve us well.”

Tom Cassidy Jr.’s specialties include Marine Industry OEMs, Boating Aftermarket Companies, Sales and Business Development and Marine Dealer Staffing Needs.

Tom@HenryLonski.com
[O] 262 397 8980
[C] 715-340-6862
[F] 262-347-3983

About Lonski and Associates, LLC

Lonski and Associates has specialized services for the motorcycle, powersports, recreational, RV, and marine industries as a provider of recruiting, staffing and consulting solutions with operating experience in the United States, Asia, Canada and Europe. They have developed extensive resources and expertise to meet even the most demanding Human Resources challenges.

Their goal every day is finding the right personnel to support their client partners – regardless of their needs or location. With years of successful sales, sales management and operational experience within our industries, Lonski and Associates LLC recruiters understand that circumstances will vary, so they approach each client situation with flexibility, affordability and adaptability.

Lonski and Associates, LLC is based in Indialantic, Fla. For more information, please visit: www.HenryLonski.com.