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Report: MasterCraft's Dorton To Retire

John Dorton, president and CEO of MasterCraft and Hydra-Sports, is retiring this summer, he told Soundings Trade Only on Thursday.

"It's been over 15 great years there, and now seemed like as good a time as any to leave. We're No.1 in market share and the company's profitable. We have some great products coming out. We've got a pretty healthy dealer network," he said. "Itís always going to be tough. I love that company. Iíve wanted to work there since college and finally got my chance to do it. Itís been a great ride."

Dorton, 50, said he will stay on through the transition, and likely stay on as an adviser to the board of directors for two years. He also serves on other companies' boards.

In retirement, he said he'll take time to enjoy life. Dorton said he and his wife have an interest in a ranch in Colorado, and "we'll certainly always have a MasterCraft at the dock."
















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