BREMERTON, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAFE Boats International, LLC has named Dana Bradford chairman of its board of directors. SAFE Boats is a leading manufacturer of special purpose vessels for government agencies globally. The company’s boats are deployed by the United States Coast Guard and US Navy, first responder agencies throughout the United States, and more than forty foreign governments.
Mr. Bradford is the President and Managing Partner of McCarthy Capital, a private equity firm based in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Bradford is chairman of Vornado Air, a Wichita based manufacturer of consumer fans and space heaters and a director of Meritage Homes (NYSE: MTH), Guild Mortgage, and Southwest Value Partners.
SAFE Boats was founded in 1996 by Bill Hansen and Scott Peterson; both Hansen and Peterson continue to serve as directors of the company, with Peterson serving as CEO. “I feel fortunate to have chosen Dana and the McCarthy organization as my partner," said Bill Hansen. “During my tenure as CEO, Dana has proven to be very valuable as a director and I look forward to his work as our chairman," said Scott Peterson.
About SAFE Boats
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About McCarthy Capital Corporation
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