Led by Boating Industry Engineering Veteran Gregg Inscore, New Consulting Relationship with GCI Designs to Support OEM and Aftermarket Growth of Sunshade Systems
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – November 19, 2015 – SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, proudly announces it has entered into a consulting agreement with GCI Designs LLC, a new marine engineering consulting firm founded by industry veteran Gregg Inscore. The ongoing consulting relationship will extend SureShade’s design, engineering, project management, customer service and technical support functions, creating a strong local presence in Florida with close proximity to the company’s largest OEM and dealer client base.
Gregg Inscore brings with him over 30 years of engineering experience and 17 years of marine industry experience with design & engineering roles with Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial & Government Products, EdgeWater Boats, VectorWorks Naval Engineering and Everglades Boats. Gregg is also NMMA/ABYC certified in all categories of boat systems.
Led by Gregg Inscore, GCI Designs is on the cutting-edge of marine technology and engineering processes and will utilize their new state-of-the-art 3D Laser Scan Technology services to help facilitate SureShade design efforts with OEM projects and expand on the high growth potential of aftermarket shade sales and installations.
“Our new 3D Laser Scanner technology gives us the ability to digitally capture the complete 3D environment and obstructions of any structure that may accept a SureShade product,” says Gregg Inscore of GCI Designs. “The scan is processed to CAD files to 1mm accuracy, allowing a SureShade system to be modeled into that environment for an exceptional fit during sunshade installations for particular boat models.”
SureShade will leverage Gregg Inscore’s trusted industry expertise and relationships to expand on new business opportunities with OEMs and dealers while providing field technical service to an existing client base.
“Gregg has been a longtime friend of SureShade and a true industry champion,” says Dana Russikoff, SureShade’s business leader and co-founder. “Gregg was the first person to call after our 2009 Miami Boat Show debut on Boston Whaler’s 370OR, which led to several of our first factory and aftermarket installs. He understood SureShade’s potential then and we are thrilled to leverage his industry expertise to continue to grow the SureShade brand”.
The new consulting relationship with Gregg Inscore at GCI Designs marks another step in SureShade’s broader overall expansion strategy. New and future growth expansions include new products and patents (such as SureShade RTX), pipeline product enhancements, new ERP system implementation, local job creation and an upcoming facility expansion.