Checking in with Jim Hering of Hering Propellers

hering class leadHering Propellers will be the exclusive supplier of propellers for the Class 1 World Powerboat Championship beginning in 2014.

A few years ago, Jim Hering most likely did not see himself back at the helm of Hering Propellers, the company his father, Bob, founded nearly 30 years ago. Yet that’s exactly where Hering is after buying back the Marysville, Wash., company from private investor Eric Hamann, who purchased the business in 2007.

Since returning to the propeller shop a little more than a year ago, Hering has gone through a bit of a transition period getting reacquainted with the boat business. From the overall economic dip to the focus on the center console market, a lot changed in the four-plus years Hering was away.

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