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Eight Bells: Jim McManus

Published on November 25th, 2015

The Board of Directors and the employees of the Hinckley Company mourn the passing of their friend and Chief Executive Officer, James P. McManus.

2015-11-25_12-10-47Jim was appointed to the role in June of 2007 and was often heard to call it his dream job. He worked tirelessly to see the company through its darkest times in 2008-2009, and led the company to the extraordinary heights it has reached in recent years. Never boastful or arrogant, Jim was the consummate optimist finding the best in everything and bringing out the best in all of those he touched.

Jim was instrumental in attracting new investment to Hinckley in 2010. The company developed and launched a series of five highly successful new models and acquired Hunt Yachts in 2013 under Jim’s leadership. Hinckley today is very much a part of the Jim McManus legacy.

A native New Englander, Jim was a graduate of Yale and Harvard Business School. He worked in corporate finance with Lehman Brothers and management consulting with McKinsey & Company. While at the Aramark Corporation, he served successively as President of three operating divisions and later served as President and CEO of the Zoots Corporation. He was an avid boater who loved to spend weekends aboard his Hinckley Talaria 44.

Jim resided in Charlestown and Hyannis, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, three children, his parents, sisters and a legion of friends and colleagues who cherished him. Jim passed away after a brave and unflagging battle with cancer.

His passion and spark will continue to inspire all who knew him.

Please honor Jim McManus at a wake on Monday November 30th from 3:00 until 7:00 pm at St. Cecilia Parish Church, 18 Belvidere St., in Boston’s Back Bay. Celebrate his life afterwards at the Black Rose at 160 State Street. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday December 1st at St. Cecilia’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcomed to a scholarship fund in Jim’s honor. Please check back for detailed information. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

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