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AMI elects new board of directors

WARREN, R.I. — The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) elected its 2010 officers and directors at its annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) last month, the group reported in a release. Jim Frye of Westrec Marine will serve his third term as president and chair of the AMI board. Gary Groenewold of Westrec Marinas was appointed vice-president; Keith Boulais ...

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Unified Marine makes key hires

NEWPORT, Tenn. – Unified Marine, which produces a variety of marine and trailer products, has hired Krenzien, Krenzien & Associates, which has a sales force that covers 23 states, to help represent its products, according to a release from Unified. "With KKA’s years of experience in building relationships with major regional and national retailers, catalogers, and distributors, they will be ...

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Phil Dyskow to retire from Yamaha

MIAMI – Yamaha Marine Group President Phil Dyskow announced yesterday at the Miami International Boat Show that he will retire from his position at Yamaha, which he has held for 13 years, on May 1. He will remain on as a senior advisor until Sept. 30, and will become an independent consultant to Yamaha on October 1, the company added. ...

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Dometic Marine makes three key appointments

MIAMI – Dometic Marine, a manufacturer of marine air conditioning and sanitation systems and equipment, has recently made key personnel changes, the company reported at the Miami International Boat Show today. Robert Sagulin becomes vice president of marine new product strategies; Kester Petersson takes on the role of aftermarket director of sales and marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa; ...

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Marketing association elects new officers, Board of Directors

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Marine Marketers of America (MMA) announced election results for new officers and board of directors during the association’s annual general members meeting, held during the Miami International Boat Show. Officers include 2010-2012 second-term president Wanda Kenton Smith, Kenton Smith Marketing; vice presidents Michael Sciulla, Credibility & Company; and Eric Macklin, Dufour Yachts; and secretary, Cindy Pechous, ...

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AMI grants Richard Dunn its highest award

WARREN, R.I. — The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) recently presented its highest honor, the Bob Giesler Award, to Richard Dunn, former president of the Marina Recreation Association (MRA) and owner of RiverPoint Landing Marina and Resort in Stockton, Calif. Dunn was honored at AMI's annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) in Tampa, Fla. "Richard's commitment to the marina ...

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Hatteras chairman heads for second retirement

NEW BERN, N.C. — Hatteras Yachts and Cabo Yachts Chairman Bill Naumann has resigned effective Feb. 19 and now heads for his second retirement, according to a report in the New Bern Sun Journal. Naumann first retired after eight years in March 2006 but returned in November 2008 to help Hatteras restructure in the face of economic conditions that prompted ...

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Vetus and Maxwell America name Jay Stockmann CEO

HANOVER, Md. — Vetus, the Dutch manufacturer and worldwide sales organization of marine diesel engines and other technical boat equipment, has promoted Jay Stockmann to CEO of both Vetus America and Maxwell America, according to a statement from Vetus Group Managing Director Marcel Borsboom. Stockmann has been serving as executive vice president of Vetus and Maxwell America since June 2009 ...

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NMBA elects new president, director

CHICAGO — During elections held at the close of 2009, the National Marine Bankers Association (NMBA) elected Karen Trostle of Sterling Acceptance Corp. as president and Chris Renn of U.S. Bank as a new director, the group reported in a recent release. Peggy Bodenreider of Maritime Capital Group was reelected as a director and assumes the role of vice president; ...

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Vicem Yachts adds new broker

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. — Vicem Yachts USA, the U.S. sales and service operation for Turkish builder Vicem Yachts, has signed Todd W. Schenk as a broker representative in Connecticut, according to a release from the company. Connecticut-native Schenk has nearly 25 years of experience in the marine retail industry, Vicem said. He holds degrees in marina management and marine technology ...

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