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Navico names new president, CEO

TULSA, Okla. – Marine electronics manufacturer Navico has named a new president and CEO in the wake of the resignation of former president and CEO Jens-Thomas Pietralla, which became effective June 1. Pietralla will join Navico’s board as a non-executive director and will be succeeded by Leif Ottosson, EVP and COO Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the company reported ...

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New marketing team appointed by Allied Marine

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Ferretti S.p.A., has appointed Allied Marine to head marketing for all Ferretti group yacht brands, including Bertram, for the entire U.S. market following its recent purchase of the Florida based marine group, it reported in a statement this week. Ferretti explained that the company has decided to make some staffing efficiencies within its current North American ...

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Navico promotes Louis Chemi to Chief Operating Officer

TULSA, Okla. – Marine electronics manufacturer Navico has promoted Louis Chemi from vice president of sales and marketing of the Americas to COO for the Americas, the company reported in a statement earlier this week. In Chemi’s newly expanded role, he will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the B&G, Eagle, Lowrance, Northstar and Simrad brands ...

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Scott Financial Services appoints new Northeast sales team

BALTIMORE, Md. – Scott Financial Services (SFS) has hired an all-new sales team to head up the Northeast Region, it reported in a statement this week. Finance specialists Jim Desnoyers, Cliff Burwell and Barbara J. Stone will become part of the newly restructured Northeast Region, which includes New York, Connecticut, Rhone Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Desnoyers and Stone ...

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Interlux Names Fred Daoust General Manager, North America

UNION, N.J.- International Paint LLC (Interlux) appointed Fred Daoust to General Manager, North America this week. Daoust, who has been with Interlux for 20 years as Vice President of Sales - Northern Region, will divide his time between the corporate headquarters in Union, N.J., and the sales office in Ontario, Canada. “I am delighted that Fred has accepted the position,” ...

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Renaissance Marine Group names dealer sales representative

CLARKSTON, Wash. — Independent dealer representative Jerry Spiess of Spiess Marketing Inc. will provide dealer support for the Duckworth, Weldcraft and Columbia boat brands, Renaissance Marine Group reported in a recent release. “We’re excited to have Jerry on board," Dan Larson, Renaissance Marine Group President, said in the release. "His knowledge and reputation with manufacturers and dealers throughout the U.S. ...

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Western Marine Insurance names Northwest sales representative

SAN JOAQUIN, Calif. –– Western Marine Insurance Services recently named Barry Paulsen as Northwest Sales Representative, the company reported in a release. In his new role, Paulsen will be responsible for building and developing client relationships within the local communities in the Pacific-Northwest to promote Western Marine Insurance products including general liability, inland marine, property, business auto, marine operators legal ...

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Bruntons Propellers to increase R&D resources

ESSEX, England — In an effort to advance their research and development facilities, Brunton Propellers has promoted Toby Ramsay to Technical Manager, the company said in a release. Ramsay, who has been with Bruntons for nine years, is now responsible for expanding the knowledge areas covered by the propulsion research, development and design team. Robert Mutton also joins Bruntons from ...

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Harborage Yacht Club & Marina names new marina manager

STUART, Fla. – Scott Fletcher has joined Harborage Yacht Club and Marina as marina manger, bringing nearly two decades of marine experience to the position, the company reported in a statement today. As manager of the 300-slip marina, Fletcher is responsible for marina operations, including budgeting and financial management, adherence to Florida Department of Environmental Protection Clean Marina standards, hiring, ...

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MTA/NJ awards 2009 scholarships

MANASQUAN, N.J. — For the fourth year, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey awarded education scholarships to students pursuing careers in the marine industry, the group reported in a recent release. The $3,000 MTA/NJ scholarship was awarded to Dylan Giombetti. Giombetti plans to pursue a degree in business management and eventually join his family's marina business, according to the ...

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