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Brunswick names new vice president

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick Corporation announced this week that Matthew Cherry has been promoted to vice president – global human resources for marine, effective immediately. He will be based in Petit Rechain, Belgium, and will report to John Pfeifer, president – Brunswick global structure, and Russell Lockridge, vice president and chief human resources officer for Brunswick. Cherry, 39, most ...

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YachtWorld.Com/Boats.Com appoint new editorial director

SEATTLE – YachtWorld.com and Boats.com, both business units of Dominion Enterprises, have appointed John Burnham as editorial director, they reported in a statement today. Burnham brings more than 25 years experience as a boating magazine editor to the position, from which he is expected to “generate a distinctive and authoritative voice for each Web site,” according to the company. “Few ...

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Skip Robinson joins Port Royal

MIAMI — Skip Robinson has joined the Port Royal Group, which will allow him to share his expertise with yacht owners, buyers, builders and sellers, the company reported in a statement this week. Port Royal Group president Phil Friedman discussed the news at a pre-show press conference before the Miami International Boat Show, where he said he was extremely pleased ...

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AMI presents new Board of Directors

WARREN, R.I. — The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) elected its 2009 officers and directors at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), held Jan. 25–28, 2009, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., it reported in a recent statement. Jim Frye, CMM, of Westrec Marinas will serve his second term as president and chair of the AMI board. Chris McSparen, CMM, of ...

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Maine association welcomes new officers and directors

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Marine Trades Association, incorporated in 1966 and serving a diverse membership located throughout the state of Maine, has elected new officers and directors, it reported in a recent statement. Joining the Board as Directors at Large are Jeff Baker of Sabre Yachts, S. Casco; Bill Fletcher of Beaver Cove Marina, Beaver Cove; Ian Kopp of ...

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Volvo Penta appoints director of sales/applications and marketing

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Phil Gaynor has been appointed director of sales/applications and marketing for Volvo Penta of the Americas, Inc., company president and CEO Clint Moore reported in a statement today. Gaynor brings over 25 years of marine industry experience to his position. As director of sales/applications and marketing, Gaynor will oversee all aspects of sales, sales applications and marketing ...

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ABBRA presents annual awards

WARREN, R.I. — The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association recognized members of the boatbuilding and repair industry for excellence at its annual awards celebration last month, according an ABBRA release. The awards were held at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. Awards were given in six categories, ABBRA said. The awards went to: The Dennis Snow ...

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Paulson Computer Systems completes stock buyout, elects new board

TACOMA, Wash. — Paulson Computer Systems completed a five-year stock purchase buyout from a non-employed primary shareholder, making Paulson an entirely employee-owned corporation, the company recently reported. Upon completing the purchase, the stock was redistributed among all employee shareholders and a new board of directors was appointed, the company said. David Bledsoe Sr., Paulson's director of sales and marketing, was ...

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ABBRA elects 2009 Board of Directors

WARREN, R.I. — The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association elected its 2009 Board of Directors last week at its annual meeting. The meeting was held at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Doug Domenie of Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Essex, Conn., will serve his first term as President of the Board of Directors. Other officers include: ...

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Priority One hires new controller

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Priority One Financial Services has named Jeff Wyatt controller of the company, which is owned by Forest River – a Berkshire Hathaway company. Wyatt will be responsible for instituting and managing policies to ensure successful financial operations of the company, Priority One reported in a recent statement. “We are thrilled to have Jeff join Priority One,” ...

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