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Levi to head BoatUS Angler

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Recreational fishing industry veteran Steve Levi has been appointed brand manager of BoatUS Angler, the membership and services program for boat-owning anglers, a division of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). "Steve knows how to reach out to fishermen, and has a great track record of managing some high-profile televised tournaments, working with sponsors and ...

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Cobalt founder wins entrepreneur of the year award

NEODESHA, Kan. – Cobalt Boats Founder and Chairman Pack St. Clair was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, an award recognizing business leadership among companies based in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. St. Clair’s award came in the “Master” category, according to a release from Cobalt, honoring businesspeople who have inspired other entrepreneurs with their vision and their ...

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MIASF names new executive director

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Following the retirement announcement of Frank Herhold from Marine Industries Association of South Florida after 20 years, the organization’s board of directors has named Carlos Vidueira as the new executive director effective July 1. The official introduction and announcement were made June 5 at the MIASF Annual Meeting & Awards Reception held at the IGFA Fishing ...

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NMBA Founder Don Mattocks dies

NEW BERN, N.C. — Don Wynne Mattocks, founding president of the National Marine Bankers Association, died May 23 after a six-month battle with leukemia. He was 68. Mattocks became the first president of the organization in 1980 at a time when lending for small recreational pleasure boats was in its early stages, according to a release from NMBA. He took ...

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Dammrich elected chairman of Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a spring meeting held at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, National Marine Manufacturers Association President Thom Dammrich was elected chairman of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC), the NMMA reported in a recent statement. Created in 1993, the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council is a panel that serves to advise ...

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Propeller manufacturer names new sales and marketing manager

INDIANAPOLIS – Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. (PPI) has appointed marine industry veteran Richie Rodgers as PPI’s sales and marketing manager, a move designed to strengthen the company’s external reach as it grows, it reported in a recent statement. “Richie understands both the salt water and fresh water markets. His knowledge and years of experience in marine marketing and sales make ...

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Unified Marine appoints new vice president

NEWPORT, Tenn. – Unified Marine, Inc. has named Curt Jarson vice president, the company reported in a recent statement. As vice president, Curt will be in charge of managing day-to-day operations and furthering the growth of the UMI brand. His responsibilities in the management arena are to optimize company performance by utilizing ISO standards in interdepartmental organization, according to Unified ...

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Crowley named executive director of USA Water Ski

POLK CITY, Fla. – Bob Crowley has been named the new executive director of USA Water Ski, the organization recently reported. He will begin his new position on June 1 and work part-time until July 1. “We are excited that Bob Crowley has signed on to help take our organization to the next level in its development,” Jim Grew, president ...

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Brunswick awards scholarships to children of employees

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — For the 53rd consecutive year, the Brunswick Foundation has awarded 80 scholarships to sons and daughters of Brunswick Corp. employees, the company reported this week. Each will receive a single-year scholarship of $2,500. The winners span 30 Brunswick locations worldwide and represent the company’s corporate staff as well as all Brunswick business units: Brunswick Boat Group, ...

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Taylor Made Group names new chairman of the board

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. — Dennis Flint, president and CEO of Taylor Made Group, has been named the group's chairman of the board in addition to his CEO responsibilities, according to a statement from Taylor Made owner Jim Taylor. Effective June 1, the president’s office will be filled by the promotion of Andy Jobbins, currently international managing director (United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia ...

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