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Thetford Marine appoints new OEM account manager

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Marine industry supplier Thetford Marine has appointed Brad Burton as its new marine OEM account manager “to accommodate its growing sales, the sanitation and refrigeration products firm reported in a recent statement. Burton has more than 20 years of sales management experience in the marine industry, according to Thetford Marine. Prior to joining Thetford, he served ...

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Southco Marine names new general manager

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – With Rich Hipp leaving Southco Marine to accept new responsibilities for its parent company, Ralph Ulisse, global general manager of Southco Inc.'s Transportation Business Unit, will also assume responsibilities for directing Southco's Marine, Recreational Vehicles and Caravan (MRC) Business Unit, effective Nov. 1, the company reported in a recent statement. Hipp, who led Southco Marine since its ...

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Canada Metal appoints new VP of finance

DELTA, British Columbia, Canada – David Brien, CA, has been appointed vice president of finance at Canada Metal, manufacturer and distributor of Martyr anodes, Octopus hydraulic and mechanical drives and Intellisteer remote steering systems, the company reported in a recent statement. Brien brings more than 15 years of corporate financial and management experience to his new role. As a member ...

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Brunswick names former CFO as new CFO

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick Corp. has named Peter B. Hamilton, who served as Brunswick’s chief financial officer from 1995 to 2000 before moving into operations, as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer, the company reported in a statement yesterday. Hamilton takes over from Peter G. Leemputte, who recently resigned to take a position with Bristol-Myers-Squibb. Hamilton's ...

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Albemarle Boats taps new director of sales and marketing

EDENTON, N.C. — Albemarle Boats recently announced the promotion of Ted Haigler to the position of director of sales and marketing. Haigler will provide leadership and direction for Albemarle’s dealer network and marketing efforts both domestic and abroad, the company said. "Ted’s relationship with our dealer network, his knowledge of our product line, and his unbridled enthusiasm for our industry ...

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Gander Mountain CEO steps down

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain announced Monday that Mark R. Baker has stepped down as president, chief executive officer and a board member. David C. Pratt, the company's chairman of the board, has been named CEO on an interim basis. Baker will remain an employee of the company during a transition period ending Sept. 30, after which ...

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Pearson Composites names PDQ division manager

WARREN, R.I. — Beth Simkins has been named division manager for the recently acquired PDQ Yachts Division of Pearson Composites, LLC, the company announced in a statement. Simkins has spent the last four years involved in the marketing, sales, owner education and cruising aspects of PDQ catamarans. “Beth’s product knowledge, customer relationships and energy assure a great future for the ...

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Furrion hires new sales manager

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Furrion, a manufacturer of shore power products based in Oregon, recently announced the hiring of Mark Curry as sales manager, North American operations. Curry previously worked with the Guest Company, part of the Marinco Recreational Group. According to the company, Curry will be based in Connecticut, where he will be responsible for U.S. and Canadian sales, product ...

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BWB Magazine names Fleming editor

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Affinity Boating Media announced recently that it has named industry veteran Steve Fleming as editor of BWB Magazine. Having appointed new managing editor Mike Davin to the title just a month ago, Fleming’s addition to BWB has solidified the magazine’s editorial team, the company said. "Steve comes to us with an exceptional background in the marine ...

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Superyacht association elects new board of directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As part of the U.S. Superyacht Association newly elected Board of Directors for 2008-2009, Tim Davey, of Global Marine Travel, and Billy Smith, of Trinity Yachts, will continue their respective roles as chairperson and vice chair, the group reported in a recent statement. Other board members are: Advocacy: John Mann, Bluewater Brooks & Charts Fort Lauderdale ...

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