People

YachtWorld.com and Boats.Com appoint U.S. sales director

SEATTLE – YachtWorld.com and Boats.com, divisions of Dominion Enterprises, have appointed Jeff Moore as U.S. sales director, according to a company statement. Moore was formerly the VP and west group manager for Cox Auto Trader / Auto Mart, where he managed the sales revenues for both Auto Mart and Auto Mercado online and print operations, Dominion Enterprises reported. His responsibilities ...

Read More »

Tigé Boats promotes Rick Correll to president

ABILENE, Texas – Tigé Boats has promoted Rick Correll to president of the company, it reported in a statement today. Correll has served as Tigé vice president and general manager for the past 18 months after joining the company in 2006. With 30 years of experience in the marine industry, Correll has worked for some of the largest manufacturers in ...

Read More »

Industry veteran Don Rocheleau dies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Don Rocheleau, president of Don Rocheleau Associates and a National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame inductee, died in his Grand Rapids home on Thursday, Dec. 17 after a battle with cancer, according to a statement from Premier Products. He was 76. Rocheleau spent 33 years at Attwood Corp. in Lowell, Mich., retiring as president and ...

Read More »

Garelick Manufacturing co-founder dies

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — H. Joe Garelick, chairman of the board of marine products maker Garelick Manufacturing, died Dec. 8, according to a release from the company. He was 85. Joe Garelick and his brother, Saul, started the company 57 years ago in the back of an appliance store in St. Paul. The company’s first product was a lightweight ...

Read More »

ThreeClix appoints new VP of technology

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – ThreeClix, which recently entered the marine and powersport markets, has appointed Nick Owens as vice president of technology, according to a release from the company. Owens will be responsible for directing the technology staff, as well as the design, engineering and deployment of the ThreeClix real-time response system. "Delivering upon a 21st century consumer's demands, specifically ...

Read More »

Kaye Pearson receives posthumous service award

CHICAGO — Kaye Pearson, who died of cancer in March at the age of 68, has been honored by the National Marine Bankers Association (NMBA) with the William B. Otto III Marine Lending Industry Service Award, according to a release from the NMBA. The announcement was made Nov. 10 at the NMBA’s annual conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The award ...

Read More »

BoatU.S. appoints three to National Advisory Council

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has made three key appointments to its National Advisory Council, the group said in a release this week. The new members include Lenora Clark, Anne Sacks and Terry West. Clark is vice chair, California Boating and Waterways Commission; Sacks is president of the statewide advocacy group Recreational Boaters ...

Read More »

PYI appoints new sales and marketing director

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Paul Comyns has accepted a new position as director of sales and marketing with Lynnwood-based PYI Inc., according to a release from the company. Comyns’ first task for PYI, which manufactures and distributes of marine equipment and supplies, will be the launch and introduction of the new Seaview Instrument Pods. “We are so pleased to have Paul ...

Read More »

ABYC names technical vice president

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has promoted John Adey to vice president of its technical division, the group reported in a recent statement. This promotion comes after Adey has served for over seven years as the standards organization’s technical division director. "This promotion is well deserved," remarked ABYC Technical Board Chairman Dave Marlow. "As ABYC ...

Read More »

Roch Lambert and BRP part ways

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Ever since Bombardier Inc. acquired Evinrude and Johnson from a bankrupt Outboard Marine Corp. (OMC) in March 2001, Roch Lambert has been the face of the outboard engine brands within the industry. He even stayed with the company – and with the Evinrude brand – when Bombardier’s powersports brands were spun off into a separate company, BRP ...

Read More »