Navico director of sales named to NMEA Board of Directors

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced that Sean Hatherley, director of sales for Navico Americas, has been named to the board of directors of the National Marine Electronics Association. NMEA board members are appointed to a three-year term where they work together to create and …
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Century Boats names new director of research and development

Century Boats, a classic American boat company established in 1926 and based in Zephyrhills, Fla., announced that it named Joel Scott McLaughlin its new director of research and development. In this new position with Century Boats, McLaughlin’s primary responsibilities will be the research, design and development of new models for the company. “With more than …
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Tom Lihan joins Nautor’s Swan as Regional Director for America

Tom Lihan has joined Nautor’s Swan in the role of Regional Director for North and South America. Lihan is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has had a lifetime of racing experience in Grand Prix, One Design, and Superyacht events with several world, North American and national titles.  After an investment banking career, which included …
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Freedom Boat Club adds new membership director

George Biastre, Jr. has joined Freedom Boat Club as membership director. Biastre will be based at Julington Creek Marina and will be working closely with existing members, as well as cultivating relationships with new members and prospective members. He will be in charge of developing and implementing membership plans, creating member events, and will serve …
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Chaparral and Robalo Boats appoint new marketing director

Chaparral and Robalo Boats announced Thursday that Martin Rusin has been appointed as their new marketing director. Rusin will be leading staff in the Chaparral and Robalo marketing department. He will be responsible for conceiving and executing new marketing strategies in addition to directing all of the company’s current communication channels. Rusin will also focus …
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Chaparral and Robalo Boats appoint new marketing director

Chaparral and Robalo Boats announced Thursday that Martin Rusin has been appointed as their new marketing director. Rusin will be leading staff in the Chaparral and Robalo marketing department. He will be responsible for conceiving and executing new marketing strategies in addition to directing all of the company’s current communication channels. Rusin will also focus …
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WSIA announces Kevin MIchael as new executive director

ORLANDO –The Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) announced Kevin Michael as the group’s new executive director, effective March 1, 2016. WSIA President John Archer welcomed Kevin to his new position in front of 170 industry members during the WSIA Summit in San Diego, Calif. “Sometimes the person you’re looking for is right under your nose,” […]
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T-H Marine names new director of marketing

T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. has named Jimmy Mason as its new director of marketing. Mason will manage all aspects of marketing, including advertising, marketing materials, promotions, website, social media, tournament sponsorships, and professional angler sponsorships for the Huntsville, Ala., company. “We are extremely excited to have Jimmy join our team,” said T-H Marine president and CEO […]
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Suzuki names Gus Blakely division head, director of marine sales

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Gus Blakely to Marine Sales Division Head, Director. In his new role, Blakely will be responsible for marine sales and marketing, new product development and overall divisional operations. Blakely will report to Takuya Sato, EVP of Marine Sales. “This promotion recognizes not only the contributions […]
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