Dear Hinckley Family & Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Hinckley Company, I’m thrilled to announce that Peter O’Connell will be joining our team as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer in Portsmouth, RI on September 1st.

Peter and his family currently live in Madison, CT and will soon be relocating to Rhode Island. Peter is an experienced and avid boater and also the proud owner of a Hinckley Picnic Boat – RETRIEVER.

After a thorough and exhaustive search process, Peter rose easily to become our top candidate. He embodies exactly what we sought for this important role. His experience as a Hinckley buyer and service customer provide useful insights and perspectives. He has proven successes as CEO of important and relevant companies, including Navtec and Lewmar. Most recently he served as CEO of Datacom Systems, a privately held technology company. But above all these career distinctions, Peter’s winning and infectious personality made him the leading candidate to become the seventh CEO in our Company’s rich history.

Please share our enthusiasm in welcoming Peter and his family to The Hinckley Company family.

Sincerely,

David Howe
Chairman