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David Croom joins Vicem Yachts sales team

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of motor yachts, sport fishers and megayachts, has signed David Croom as a sales representative for North and South Carolina, it reported in a recent statement. Croom is a yacht salesman with over 20 years of experience spent exclusively in the marine retail industry of the Carolinas. “There is an interesting dynamic ...

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Bertram Yachts appoints new president

MIAMI – Bertram Yachts has appointed Alton Herndon as its new president, according to a release from the company. Former president Mike Myers recently announced he was leaving the company to pursue a new professional career path. Herndon has more than 35 years of executive management experience, the company reported. He was president of Hatteras Yachts from 1985 to 1996. ...

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Aluminum Chambered Boats CEO steps down

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Larry Wieberm, who founded Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB) in 1998, is no longer CEO but continues on the company's board of directors, according to a release from ACB. “Larry is a great visionary, created an exceptional product, and leaves ACB with many successes, which we will continue to build on,” President/COO Jim Moore said in the release. ...

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Former Interlux North America executive dies

UNION, N.J. – Louis H. Munkelwitz, a former vice president and general manager of Interlux North America, died March 7 at age 85 in Crossville, Tenn., after an illness, the company reported in a recent statement. Born in Sayville, N.Y. on Sept. 4, 1924, Louis Munkelwitz was a descendant of Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President of the United States ...

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Dive N Dog hires director of shipping & logistics

NAPLES, Fla. – Stainless steel fabricator Dive N Dog has hired Amanda Cahill as director of shipping & logistics, it reported in a recent statement. Cahill most recently comes from Pittsburgh, Pa., where she acted as operations manager of G.T. Auto Sales. Her background includes expertise in inventory management and operational efficiencies, according to the company. Cahill joined the Dive ...

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Paneltronics hires senior account manager

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. — Paneltronics, a manufacturer of electrical power distribution panels and control systems, has hired Priscilla Swanson as a senior account manager, it reported in a recent statement. Swanson, an avid boater, will be responsible for managing sales to strategic key customers and working to expand Paneltronics’ OEM and aftermarket presence, the company stated. An industry veteran of ...

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Maine’s Marine Systems Training Center gets new director

THOMASTON, Maine – Tuesdi Woodworth has joined the Marine Systems Training Center in Thomaston as director, reported Susan Swanton, executive director of the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA), in a statement from the association. Woodworth has worked in Maine’s marine industry for the past 10 years. In recent years, she sat on the board of the Maine Marine Trades Association, ...

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BWI elects new officers, director

WILMETTE, Ill. – Boating Writers International (BWI) members have elected three officers, reelected a director and the board has appointed another to fill a vacancy, it reported in a recent statement. Officers elected to one-year terms are freelancer and technical editor Zuzana Prochazka, president; consumer and trade writer Lisa Knapp, 1st vice president; and writer and editor Glen Justice, 2nd ...

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MarineMax appoints new chief operating officer

CLEARWATER, Fla. — MarineMax Inc. has appointed Edward A. Russell as the company's chief operating officer, according to a recent SEC filing. Russell has served as executive vice president of operations and sales of the company since February 2008 and will continue in that capacity. Prior to February 2008, Russell had served as vice president of operations since March 2006. ...

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IMI charter member dies

Captain Bruce O. Tobiasson, a charter member, former director, treasurer and promoter of the International Marina Institute, died on Feb. 3, 2010, in Medfield, Mass. He was 66.   According to the Association of Marina Industries, which manages IMI, Tobiasson had been the owner and chief engineer of Waterfront Design Associates since 1983 and many of his designs became standard ...

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