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West Marine hires new chief marketing officer

West Marine announced the hiring of Aaron Carpenter as chief marketing officer. Carpenter will join West Marine this month with more than 20 years in the retail industry. Previously, Carpenter served as vice president of global marketing for seven years with The North Face as a key leader on the executive team that more than doubled the brand's revenue from ...

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West Marine names new chief merchandise officer

West Marine announced the hiring of Ron Baime as chief merchandise officer. Baime offers more than 20 years of experience in the retail space and officially started this month. Baime’s experience includes 12 years at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. where he served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager, among other roles. As senior vice president, he directed several ...

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West Marine opens BlueFuture 2019 grant cycle

West Marine is now accepting applications for its 2019 BlueFuture grants. The spring 2019 grant cycle will run through Sunday, March 31, with the names of grant recipients to be announced by the end of April. A total of 25 grants will be awarded. Encouraged to apply are nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing, paddling or surfing; provide ...

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West Marine raises over $40k for BlueFuture program

Throughout West Marine’s December “Month of Giving” fundraiser, associates and customers in stores across North America and online joined forces to raise more than $40,000 in support of West Marine’s BlueFuture program. BlueFuture provides grants annually to community-based organizations across the U.S. that are dedicated to getting young people on and around the water through boating, fishing, paddling and the ...

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West Marine hires retail executive as new CEO

West Marine has hired retail executive Ken Seipel as the company's new CEO. Seipel is an experienced leader with a strong track record helping grow privately held retail companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands. He was most recently CEO of Gabe’s and prior to that held executive positions with a wide range of retail organizations including Old Navy, Target ...

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West Marine announces 2018 BlueFuture Grant recipients

After receiving a record number of late spring applications, West Marine has announced the names of 50 nonprofit organizations that will each receive a $1,500 grant. Earlier this month, the retailer distributed grant checks to the winners, all of which are community-based organizations dedicated to getting young people on and around the water in recreational and educational capacities. “During each ...

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West Marine to sponsor Florida STAR competition

West Marine has announced a corporate sponsorship for the Fourth Annual CCA Florida STAR competition. Currently underway and ending Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 3, CCA Florida STAR is designed to educate the public about the importance of conservation of Florida’s marine resources and to engage families and youth in the sport of fishing. Billed as the “largest fishing competition in ...

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West Marine celebrates 50th anniversary

West Marine announced today that it will commemorate the company’s 50thanniversary — and officially welcome the spring season — with a special promotion. On Saturday, April 21, every West Marine location (nearly 250 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico) will give the first 50 customers a mystery gift card valued from $5-100. The grand totals of gift cards will reach nearly ...

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West Marine hires former Lowe’s executive as CEO

West Marine, Inc  has hired a new CEO. Doug Robinson will join the company Jan. 29. Most recently, Robinson spent 13 years with Lowe’s and his last role was president, international operations and development. He is an avid sailor and longtime customer of West Marine. Robinson has three decades of speciality retailing experience. He's also a supporter and participant in the ...

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West Marine announces BlueFuture grant recipients

West Marine has announced the names of the 25 nonprofit organizations that will receive fall 2017 BlueFuture grants. Unrestricted support in the amount of $1,500 will be provided to the winners, all community-based organizations that are dedicated to getting young people on and around the water in recreational and educational capacities. “No one understands the needs of a community better ...

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