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The Zim Team

 

Zim Sailing is focused on youth sailing because we care about growing the sport. As lifelong sailors, we have benefited from our experience in the sport. It is our goal to help grow the sport by producing quality products at exceptional value for the small boat sailing market. Our management team of sailors knows the importance of product performance, reliability, and value for the money. 

Steve Perry | President

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Steve has been a part of the sailing world since a very young age, building and racing Tornado catamarans starting in his early teens. With over 20 years experience building boats, including ten years with Vanguard Sailboats, he's been able to apply his engineering background to build high quality and durable products. His passion for sailing, both as a participant and a manufacturer, keep him focused on finding ways to support and grow the sport.

 

Bob Adam | Vice President of Sales

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Bob Adam is the VP of Sales & Marketing.  Bob has been in the marine industry for many years to include positions at Doyle Sails, North Sails, Vanguard Sailboats and Laser Performance.   Bob specializes in fleet orders from yacht clubs, community sailing centers, high schools and colleges.  Bob can be seen at many youth regattas throughout the country passing along his passion and expertise to young sailors. In addition, Bob attends many regional and national conferences to keep his finger on the pulse of sailing throughout North America.  When not enjoying Narragansett Bay, Bob can be seen on his road bike or at the gym.  He and his wife Stephanie have 2 children, Bradley and Grace.

 

Bo Williams | Sales Manager

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Bo is a lifelong sailor who grew up sailing at New Bedford Yacht Club, sailed for and was the captain of the Bishop Stang High School sailing team, and in college founded the UMass Dartmouth sailing club. Bo also taught sailing for several years at Community Boating Center New Bedford. Bo brings a wealth of experience in the small boat sailing industry to Zim. Bo graduated with a BA in Marketing from UMass Dartmouth in 2006. He then worked in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Laser Performance (formerly Vanguard Sailboats) for 9 years. Most recently, Bo worked as the Associate Director for Community Boating Center New Bedford.

 

Carson Turowski | Product Manager

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 Carson was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. Carson learned to sail at the Severn Sailing Association and competed for his high school, the Severn School in Severna Park, MD. He then attended Eckard College where he was the Captain of his Sailing Team and graduated in 2005 with a BA in Business Management. Carson shares many years of industry experience at LaserPerformance (Formerly Vanguard Sailboats) with several other Zim team members. Most recently Carson worked as an Aftermarket Sales and Distribution Rep for Hall Spars and Rigging. When he's not working you'll most likely find him racing in Newport on a Thistle or J24 with his wife Lindsey.

 

Adam Werblow | Director of Institutional Programs

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 Adam Werblow serves as the liaison between Zim and colleges and high schools. Adam is one of the most respected coaches in the country and his commitment to customer services fits perfectly into the mission of Zim Sailing. In addition to his work with Zim, Adam is the head coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Werblow has been a passionate advocate for high school and college sailing for over 30 years. He is renowned as an expert on the performance, care, and maintenance of institutional dinghies. Werblow will help shape Zim Sailing's products and services to best serve High School and College programs, coaches and sailors.

 

Dawn Rogers | Office Manager

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 Dawn previously worked with many members of the Zim team at Vanguard / LaserPerformance. She is an essential member of the Zim Team that works closely with every segment of the business and helps with a wide range of operational responsibilities. 

 

Corey Butlin | Operations Manager

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Corey previously worked with Hall Spars and R&W Ropes. Corey is the Operations Manager for Zim Sailing and brings a wealth of experience to the team. 

 

John Colby | Sales, Marketing, Operations Associate 

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 John grew up sailing at the Shelter Island Yacht Club on the east end of Long Island and has been an active member of the sailing community ever since. He spent many summers coaching Lasers and c420s while trying to sail as often as possible. Most recently John worked as a real estate market analyst for an NYC startup, but decided to get back into the sailing world after spending a year with them. John graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Political Science from the Maxwell School and was president of the SU sailing team during his tenure. Now he races Etchells on summer weekends and skis during the colder months. John is excited to explore new facets of the sailing industry, while applying his previous sailing and professional experience.

Joe Lark | Sales, Marketing, Operations Associate 

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Joe is from Toledo Ohio and has been sailing his whole life.  He grew up racing ILCAs and keelboats out of North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle Michigan.  Joe attended college at Salve Regina University where he majored in Biology.  He was also on the sailing team competing in NEISA and was the captain from 2019-2021.  Joe has gained a wealth of dinghy sailing knowledge through his junior and collegiate sailing.  In recent years Joe has been competing in offshore distance races on the Great Lakes, New England, and Florida.  Joe hopes to continue to learn and explore ways to keep the sailing world going.