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Fasco Fastener, Ancor founder dies

SONOMA, Calif. — Earl Miller, founder of marine products companies Ancor and Fasco Fastener, died Feb. 14. He was 83. Miller was born in Two Harbors, Minn., on Oct. 8, 1925, to Ethel and Ernest Miller. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1951, he and his wife, Mickey, brought their family to California, where Earl worked as a ...

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Roles change at Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – While Bass Pro Shops President and COO Jim Hagale’s titles haven’t changed, he recently has taken on several additional responsibilities, according to an article yesterday on News-Leader.com. Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has “turned his attention to other interests and projects,” according to the newspaper Web site, giving Hagale more oversight of company operations, changes that ...

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Boksa Marine Design adds electrical designer

LITHIA, Fla. — Naval architecture and marine design firm Boksa Marine Design has hired Ethan Trupia as a marine electrical designer, the company reported this week.  Ethan spent six years in the Navy as a fire controlman, working extensively on shipboard electrical systems, and in 2007 he received his B.T. in electrical and computer engineering technology from the New York Institute of ...

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Revere Supply names new marketing director

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Survival product manufacturer Revere Supply named Terry Crockett marketing director this week, the company reported in a statement. Crockett will take over as director of marketing and OEM sales, the company said, after having most recently finished five years with the sales and marketing group at Navionics USA. “Revere is very excited to add Terry to our ...

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Seawide Distribution hires new Northwest regional site manager

MURRIETA, Calif.– SeaWide Distribution, national wholesale distributor of marine and consumer electronics, has appointed Brian Gallagher as Northwest regional site manager for the company’s distribution center in Seattle, Wash., the company reported in a recent statement. Gallagher’s marine background includes over 20 years of sales and marketing experience working with OEM boat builders, distributors, and technical dealers. "We’re thrilled to ...

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Boating safety foundation adds to board of directors

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — Ken Cirillo, the long-time general manager of C-Map/USA in Cape Cod, Mass., has been named to the Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety and Education board of directors, the foundation and Jeppesen Marine recently reported. Jeppesen acquired C-Map in 2007, and Cirillo now works as a business development executive for the company. “Having a person on the ...

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J.J. Marie to retire from Zodiac of North America

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Zodiac of North America President and CEO Jean-Jacques (J.J.) Marie is retiring from the company at the end of February, the company reported in a recent statement. Howard French will now lead their Recreational Products division and Steve Seigel will take over their Military Products division, according to Zodiac. Marie, who has been with the Zodiac family ...

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Red Oak appoints senior VP of Sales

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Red Oak has appointed Tom Michel as senior vice president of Sales to help solidify the company’s marketing position as a provider of full service customer care and communications solutions, the company reported in a recent release. Recruited to help accelerate the firm's aggressive growth plan, Michel joins Red Oak's management team and has top-line responsibility ...

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AER names new manager

SEABROOK, Texas – AER Supply Ltd. announced the appointment of William (Bill) Balsley as the new manager of engine applications and dealer development this week, the company reported in a release this week. Balsley will be responsible for developing a nationwide dealer network and working with dealers and OEMs on engine installations. He will also be heading the Premier Dealers ...

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MGIG names account and insurance specialist

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Mariners General Insurance Group has named Phil Quartararo Commercial Accounts & Vessel Insurance Specialist for the company, MGIG reported in a release. Quartararo will be based out of the company’s Seattle office and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with commercial marine manufacturers, agencies and brokers. “We are thrilled to have Phil join our ...

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