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Lumitec appoints new director of marketing

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Lumitec, a designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, has appointed Alexandra L. Bader as director of marketing, it reported in a recent statement. Bader brings 17 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer relationship building. “We recognized immediately that Alex would be a great asset to both Lumitec and our customers,” said Lumitec ...

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Coast Guard seeks safety advisors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, according to a notice published in the Federal Register today. NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety. Application forms are due by July 23 and can be found here. NBSAC normally meets twice each year at a ...

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Brunswick names Coleman VP, general counsel and secretary

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick Corporation has named Kristin M. Coleman vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, the company reported this week. Coleman starts May 20 and will report to Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick's chairman and chief executive officer. Coleman was most recently vice president and associate general counsel for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company. However, she was with Brunswick ...

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GMT Composites hires new director of sales and marketing

BRISTOL, R.I. — Jay Kiley has been named director of sales and marketing for GMT Composites, the company reported in a recent release. Kiley comes to GMT after seven years of selling superyacht rigging for both Global BSI Rigging Service and OYS Service. “Jay’s experience with many of the finest rigging companies in the world gives him exceptional knowledge and ...

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Awlgrip makes two new appointments

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — David S. Halcomb, formerly Awlgrip's general manager of North America, will become vice president, Awlgrip Global Business Development, the company reported in a release. In addition, Nick Hall has been promoted to vice president of sales, and will handle the day-to-day marketing and sales management of Awlgrip in North America. Halcomb has been involved with Awlgrip since ...

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Dan Marino to help promote boating safety

MIAMI, Fla. – Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Dan Marino is teaming up with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to help raise awareness of the need for recreational boating safety, according to a release from the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Marino, who played quarterback for the Miami Dolphins for 17 consecutive seasons and held 25 NFL records at the time of ...

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Harken reorganizes sales team

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Harken Yacht Equipment has reorganized its global and U.S. sales with three internal promotions and one staff reduction, the company reported in a release this week. Promoted into new roles are Mark Wiss (Global Sales Manager), Jim Andersen (U.S. Sales Manager) and Charlotte Taylor (U.S. Aftermarket Leader). Tim Kent, former U.S. sales manager, is leaving the company. ...

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MTA/NJ elects officers for 2009-2010

MANASQUAN, N.J. – The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey elected its 2009-2010 officers and directors and also announced its Sponsor of the Year awards at a recent awards ceremony, MTA/NJ reported in a release yesterday, Rick Traber of Pier 47 Marina in Wildwood, N.J., will serve as president of the MTA/NJ, while Kersten Roehsler of Viking Terminal Marina in ...

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ABYC elects new board

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Boat and Yacht Council recently elected new board officers and directors, the group reported in a release today. Election results were validated at ABYC’s annual meeting, which was held at Broward College in Miramar, Fla. During the meeting, Past Chair Bill Drake of Marinco officially introduced the incoming Chair, Gerry Douglas of Catalina Yachts. Douglas ...

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Brownell Boat Works founder dies

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. — David "Freddie" Brownell — founder and president of Brownell Boat Works and numerous other marine businesses that bear his name — died last week after a long illness, according to SouthCoastToday.com. He was 80. Born in Mattapoisett, Mass., where he remained a lifelong resident, Brownell attended Fairhaven High School, where he cut his commute time by adding ...

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