Michael DeLillo has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Perko, the Miami-based manufacturer of marine navigation lighting, hardware, emissions products, battery switches and underwater gear. DeLillo is replacing George Bellwoar, who will be retiring later in the year; Bellwoar will stay on part-time to help with the transition, the company notes.
DeLillo is an experienced marketing, brand and product executive, with a background in engineering, yacht manufacturing and diesel engine products. He will oversee sales, marketing and execution of the company’s growth strategy domestically and internationally.
“I am excited to join the Perko team, and look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide quality marine products made right here in the USA,” DeLillo says. “Perko is a great company with a stellar reputation for serving the boat, yacht and commercial marine industry."
“We are pleased to have Michael onboard, his background and industry experience will be a natural fit for promoting both our legacy and new products," says Fred Perkins, President of Perko.
DeLillo relocated to South Florida and joins a company over 100 years old, with a complete vertically integrated manufacturing facility, where all components are made in the U.S. Perko's product line consists of more than 1,000 individual products with over 5,000 SKUs. The line includes L.E.D. navigation lights, battery switches, searchlights, underwater hardware, cabinet hardware, deck hardware, cleats, locks, latches, hinges, hasps, deck plates and fills, fishing rod holders and emissions products for marine fuel systems.