Garnett Byrd

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Garnett W Byrd

Garnett Byrd is President of MarQuipt, a member of MIASF since 1980.


After working as a Product Manager for a medical device company and completing his MBA at Wake Forest, Garnett Byrd joined MarQuipt in 2000 as Director of Sales and became President in 2002.  He is responsible for all aspects of operations with direct oversight of Sales, Marketing, Finance, and new product development.  Garnett is directly involved with domestic and international suppliers and customers alike including OEM builders, Yacht Sales organizations, Repair/Refit yards, Retail Distributors, Naval Architects, Yacht Captains, Crew, & Management, as well as Yacht owners individually.

Related Experience

Garnett Byrd has serve for 7 years on the Adult Leadership Council for Boy Scouts of America Nautical Troop 32 and is currently actively involved in the CCD program at St John the Baptist Church.  Garnett served 10 years as member of the School Advisory Committee for Bayview Elementary School.  Garnett has been the mentor/coordinator for 5 Plywood Regatta teams.


I believe I will be a valuable member of the MIASF Board of Directors because of my experience with a small, marine manufacturing company combined with a passion for manufacturing organizations in the local marine industry.  I have an interest in the continued growth of our industry and association as well as for manufacturing companies with a direct impact on our local marine industry.