Navionics names senior vice president of sales and marketing

WAREHAM, Mass. – Navionics, which provides electronic charting and digital navigation data, has named Don Black as senior vice president, sales and marketing, it reported in a statement yesterday.

Black brings experience in marine communications, software, product development, and sales and marketing to the position. He will head the Navionics teams for sales, marketing, product management and business development, working across all divisions, according to the company.

His most recent position was CEO/president at SeaWave, in Portsmouth, R.I., a company which developed ship to shore wireless communications. Prior to that, Black worked in leadership positions at Drew Scientific and Instrumentation Labs. Early in his career, Black was a sales and marketing manager for Canada Packers and Gainers Corp., Canada, Navionics reported.

Black is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, studied at the Goethe Institut, Vienna, Austria and the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion; (IPADE) in Mexico City, Mexico. He holds an MBA from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de las Empresa (IESE), Barcelona, Spain. In addition, Black is an avid sportsman, especially enjoying sailing and saltwater fly-fishing, according to the company. He will be based at Navionics’ U.S. headquarters in Wareham, Mass.

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