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Mack Boring & Parts Co. Promotes Chris Ponnwitz To Lead New Sustainable Energy Division

Somerset, NJ – Mack Boring & Parts Co. announced the promotion of Christopher Ponnwitz to the role of Chief Commercial Officer of Mack Sustainable Energy, a new division for the company.

“I am very happy to announce that Chris has moved into this new role, where he will be leading our efforts to further expand and grow the electric marine market, particularly with the ePropulsion product line,” said Patrick McGovern, President and CEO of Mack Boring. “Chris has been an exemplary leader for our company, and he’s a fast learner who has been working relentlessly to promote electric propulsion. We are known to invest in promising new products for the markets we serve, and the combination of our expertise in building brand recognition and after sales channels with ePropulsion’s best-in-class line of electric propulsion systems, is an ideal union.”

Ponnwitz started with Mack Boring in 2015 as Marketing Manager and quickly improved the promotion of company’s partners and Mack Boring as a whole. During his six years in his marketing role, Ponnwitz led the department through the evolution to digital promotion while continuing to execute a full suite of events, sponsorships, press relations and print. In 2021, Ponnwitz accepted the role of Group Product Manager, Electric Group. With him leading the formation of Mack Sustainable Energy, Mack Boring is reinforcing its commitment to providing customers with the most efficient and sustainable products.  

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About Mack Boring & Parts Co.

Mack Boring & Parts Co. is a family owned business originally established by Ed “Mack” McGovern Sr. in 1922 as a machine shop and engine rebuilder.  Today, over 102 years later and in the fourth generation, Mack Boring & Parts Co. manages nearly 400 Authorized Dealers across North America and the Caribbean. Their dedicated team is committed to delivering a premier customer experience for well known global brands such as ePropulsion, Yanmar, Scania, Isuzu, Suzuki, SmartGyro, Aquadrive, Twin Disc and ZF Marine.

About ePropulsion

ePropulsion was set up in 2012 and is led by a team of technology entrepreneurs that are focused on developing uncompromising superior products. Since the company launched its first electric outboard it has fast become a force to be reckoned with in the electric propulsion market with a presence across Europe, the US and Asia.
ePropulsion set out with a clear mission to become the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services. This pioneering, market challenger brand is at the very forefront of the industry and is recognized across the world for its exceptional product quality, performance, and technological innovations.
ePropulsion was the first company to launch a brushless, direct-drive electric outboard motor in the market and offers a portfolio of 1 – 6kW outboard engines across its Spirit and Navy ranges. These are renowned for being high quality, quiet, eco-friendly and low maintenance.
In 2022, ePropulsion expanded its OEM capabilities with the global debut of the H-Series, an innovative 60-250kW electric inboard motor for vessels between 60 to 100’ (18-30m) with full displacement up to 200 tons. Subsequently, the I-Series was introduced, an environmentally friendly electric inboard motor series with advanced technology, smart features, and human-centric design. Supported by the ePropulsion Smart System Architecture (eSSA) and IoT connectivity service, it offers users an unmatched, easy-to-use, intelligent, safe, and reliable experience.
The latest additions to the lineup include the X Series and the eLite Motor. Unveiled at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and METSTRADE 2023, the X Series features three innovative electric outboard motors—X12, X20, and X40—delivering remarkable propulsion systems with ingenious features. The all-new eLite is the smallest electric outboard in ePropulsion’s extensive portfolio. Benefiting from new technology and meticulous design, the eLite is set to transform the tender and small boat market.
ePropulsion remains focused on providing customized and pioneering services for OEMs across the world, offering fully flexible solutions for a wide range of commercial and leisure marine applications.

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