Ron Gift has been a General Manager in the boatyard, marina, and boat dealer industry for over 30 years ranging from the Great Lakes to the Costal Southeast where he has spent the last 18 years as General Manager for Safe Harbor City Boatyard in Charleston, SC. He is a past board member for South Carolina Marine Association, American Boat Builders & Repairers Association, Michigan Boating Industries Association, and is a current member of the Executives Association of Greater Charleston. Ron is an example of a true “Hawsepiper”. Beginning with a maritime trade school education after high school followed-up with a maritime vocational education teaching certificate. Ron now lives in Mount Pleasant, SC. with his wife Sarah. He has two step-daughters Maggie and Rachel, and a 5 year-old grandson Aiden who has been reported to have been seen now following Ron into his office at the boatyard on some Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
- Modern Boatyard Operational Challenges
- Wednesday, September 29 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM