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Brunswick Corp. awarded among Forbes’ Best-In-State Employers

Brunswick Corporation has been recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020 for both Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Companies are required to have more than 500 employees to be considered for a specific state. Brunswick has multiple locations in Wisconsin including Mercury Marine’s 2.5 million square foot global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Power Products in Menominee ...

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Marine Products Corporation appoints chairman, new board members

Marine Products Corporation announced the recent appointment of Gary W. Rollins as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Rollins, who joined the Marine Products Corporation Board in 2001, succeeds R. Randall Rollins, who served as Chairman since inception of the organization in 2001 until his passing on Aug. 17, 2020.   Rollins has extensive industry and operations knowledge holding positions ranging from general management and ...

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MRAA adds three new team members

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has hired three new employees in Education Specialist Cecelia Pallotto, Content Manager Jerrod Kelley and Membership Manager Sherri Cuvala. “We are thrilled to welcome Sherri, Cecelia and Jerrod to our MRAA team and to bolster all of the great resources we create and contribute to this great industry of ours,” says Matt Gruhn, ...

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Regulator names new VP of sales and marketing

Joan Maxwell, president of Regulator Marine Inc., recently announced the promotion of Keith Ammons to vice president of sales and marketing. As the company’s director of sales and marketing since May 2016, Ammons has been integral to Regulator’s latest growth track – posting multi-year sales increases, expanding the domestic dealer network, and helming sales and marketing strategies overall. As vice ...

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Indmar adds to marine executive team

Indmar Marine Engines announced it had filled a vacancy on its team with a pioneering marine executive.  Mark Huddleston has been named director of sales and applications, effective immediately.  As director of sales and applications, Mark will be responsible for sales team leadership and expansion into new product categories. Huddleston’s initial focus is to manage the exponential growth of the ...

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ACR Electronics appoints vice president of finance and accounting

ACR Electronics has announced the appointment of Deborah Clavijo as vice president of finance and accounting. Bringing international industry expertise to the new role, the experienced finance executive joins the company at its Florida headquarters to head up the finance, IT, group consolidation and compliance units. Clavijo arrives at ACR Electronics after two years at SAFEbuilt, Inc, as Regional CFO ...

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Discover Boating’s Influencer Program attracts new audiences

Discover Boating sees record web traffic

Discover Boating's social media influencer program – which kicked off in June to bring awareness to boating – continues generating conversations among new, younger audiences and creating interactions around boating this summer when close-to-home outdoor recreation is in high demand. In fact, the amount of interactions garnered to date – 650,000 engagements (likes, comments, shares, views) – far surpassed the ...

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State by State advocacy – August 2020 Northeast Recap

NMMA Advocacy Series

With August 2020 drawing to a close, NMMA is providing its monthly recap of advocacy activity at the state level. First up is the Northeast region, followed by updates from the West, South and Midwest/Great Lakes regions in the days ahead. Business Liability: As businesses deal with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, outdated business liability rules have come to ...

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OneWater Marine purchases Boatsforsale.com

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced it has purchased the website domain, Boatsforsale.com, which will enhance its online marketplace for new and pre-owned boats, as well as financing & insurance. “Boatsforsale.com will provide users with a personalized, all-inclusive virtual platform to buy, sell, and compare boats, as well as easy access to financing & insurance offerings,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer ...

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MarineMax names Buzz Watkins Texas Regional President

Buzz Watkins MarineMax

MarineMax recently announced the promotion of Buzz Watkins to Texas Regional President.  Kyle Langbehn, MarineMax president of retail operations, comments, “Buzz is a very well-respected marine industry leader who spent most of his career leading the award-winning Sail & Ski dealerships in Austin, Lakeway, and San Antonio. Since joining MarineMax in 2019, Buzz has continued to bring innovative ideas coupled with ...

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