Chief Financial Officer and Acting CEO
In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Peter leads all fiscal planning, reporting, and investor relations activities for the Company. He also plays a key role in developing and evaluating strategic business opportunities for Grand Banks Yachts. Additionally, as Executive Vice President Mr. Poli oversees the Company's Human Resources and Information Technology departments.
Prior to joining Grand Banks Mr. Poli spent twelve years in the securities business, the last three of which as the CFO for a Morgan Stanley subsidiary. He also served as the CFO of specialty retailer FTD, taking the company public in 1999. Subsequently, he became the CFO for a venture capital-backed startup in Chicago that was later sold to a competitor.
Mr. Poli holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Engineering from Brown University.
Bruce Livingston first joined Grand Banks in 1996. His career includes a long list of accomplishments and accolades, starting with his early role as Project Manager for Coddington Yachts in Rhode Island. He then moved on to a 14-year run with Little Harbor in Asia, where he launched and managed several operations for that company in Taiwan and Singapore, as well as in the United States. During that time Mr. Livingston oversaw more than 200 people and produced over a hundred custom and semi-custom sailboats, helping to build the company's strong reputation for quality.
That eye for quality led him to a position in 1996 with Grand Banks Yachts, as Director and Plant Manager for the company's operations in Johor, Malaysia. For nearly a decade Mr. Livingston played a key role in establishing GB Malaysia as the primary production facility for the company, doubling production in his first three years and paving the way for the introduction of the larger, more sophisticated yachts Grand Banks builds today.
In recent years Mr. Livingston has pursued opportunities with Global Yachts in Taiwan and Vicem Yachts in Turkey. He rejoined Grand Banks Yachts in 2011 as Production Director and once again manages operations for the main production facility in Malaysia.
Yung Pine "YP" Wong
YP Wong was a student engineer in 1971 when he joined Grand Banks Yachts (then American Marine) at the Company's original factory in Hong Kong. He subsequently became Assistant Production Engineer until that facility closed its operations in 1975. Thereafter, he held a wide range of management and executive positions in the Hong Kong boat building industry.
He re-joined Grand Banks in 1988 as Engineering Manager at the Company's Singapore factory. In his current capacity as Chief Engineer he is responsible for engineering and product development operations at Grand Banks in Malaysia.
Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) from the Hong Kong University and a Diploma in Management Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic.