The Future is Here! Trends in Boat Design: Is Your Marina Prepared? Panel

The Future is Here! Trends in Boat Design: Is Your Marina Prepared? Panel

Join Alexandra Cattelan, Chief Technology Officer, Brunswick Boat Group; Sean Marrero, Chief Strategy Officer, Correct Craft and other boat manufacturer leaders as they share their organizations’ strategies on trends in boat and engine design. This panel discussion will include feature leaders across the boat and engine manufacturing industries who have made waves in producing next generation technologies and the electrification space.

Alex Cattelan, Chief Technology Officer, Brunswick Group

Alexandra “Alex” Cattelan is Brunswick’s chief technology officer (CTO). She comes to the company with a wealth of experience in the automotive and powersports industry, most recently working for Polaris as the vice president of Engineering, Connected, Controls, Electrification and Autonomous Systems. Prior to Polaris, she worked for Stellantis, Johnson Controls, AVL North America, and General Motors.


Sean Marrero, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Watershed Innovation, Correct Craft 

Sean Marrero is the Chief Strategy Officer for Correct Craft, a 97-year-old marine industry
company operating around the globe. Correct Craft’s subsidiaries include eight boat brands,
three engine brands, three watersports parks and an entity devoted solely to innovation,  
Watershed Innovation, where Sean serves as President.

Watershed Innovation currently manages three operating companies. Merritt Precision
uses robotic 5-axis mills to create tooling for fiberglass parts. Ingenity is a 100% electric
propulsion system for high power use cases including watersports boats. Osmosis, a spinoff from Ingenity, is a customized telematics platform that provides turn-key connectivity to OEMs and their end customers.

Sean has worked in the marine industry for 25 years and has been a part of Correct Craft’s
success for the past 16 years in his roles as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
and Vice President of Manufacturing. Prior to Correct Craft, Sean worked eight years at
Brunswick/Sea Ray, a publicly traded company, in positions of increasing responsibility
including Director of Accounting.

Dan Ryks
Dan is the Senior Category Manager of Electrification at Mercury Marine.  He leads new business development efforts in electric propulsion and the surrounding eco-system by focusing on key boater needs and working with engineering to bring products to life to meet those needs.  He has been at Mercury Marine since 2016 leading customer focused roles in Advanced Technology and MerCruiser product categories as well as leading the Market Intelligence and Advanced Analytics teams.  Previously, Dan spent 7 years at Target Corp leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Merchandising Analytics teams – leveraging data to drive store design and assortment optimization decisions.  Dan currently lives in Wisconsin where tries to spend as much time on the water with his wife and 3 kids.