Bass Cat, Yar-Craft names new West Coast regional sales manager

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boats has named Dave Davis as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager for both brands. Davis comes to Bass Cat and Yar-Craft after founding and serving as CEO of a company specializing in aftermarket marine and automotive lighting and accessories. The married father of three is a long time bass …
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Smoker Craft mourns John Babbitt, international sales manager

John Babbitt, Smoker Craft’s international sales manager, passed away last week. The company submitted the following obituary to Boating Industry. Smoker Craft Inc. is saddened to announce the passing of its much-beloved international sales manager, John Babbitt. John, 69, passed away at his home in Indianapolis late last week. A graduate of the University of …
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Laura Greces appointed general manager of MarineMax Vacations

MarineMax Vacations announced that Laura Greces has been appointed to the position of general manager of the company’s charter base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. “We are excited to welcome Laura to the MarineMax Vacations team to oversee all aspects of charter operations at our Tortola base in the British Virgin Islands,” said Raul Bermudez, …
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Marine Trades Association of Maryland hires new workforce program manager

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland announced Friday the appointment of Lauri A. Petroy to head the organization’s workforce development initiative. The program manager position is responsible for the development of a comprehensive marketing and outreach campaign to increase awareness of viable career pathways in the marine industry, the recruitment of new and experienced workers …
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Chaparral and Robalo Boats appoint Northeast regional sales manager

Chaparral and Robalo Boats announced that effective May 26, 2016 Aaron Krenzer will join the Chaparral sales team as the Northeast regional sales manager. Krenzer has a background in marine sales, product development, team and business leadership as well as customer service. “Aaron has 10 years of experience and a rich family history in the marine …
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Manitou Pontoon and Apex Marine offer Digital Showroom Manager by Marine Dealer Technologies for dealers

JACKSON, Mich. – Manitou Pontoons (Triton Industries) and Apex Marine, builder of Qwest Pontoons & Gillgetter Pontoons, have both partnered with Marine Dealer Technologies (MDT) to provide their dealer groups with Digital Showroom Manager (DSM). DSM is a web based system that allows dealer to completely control inventory uploaded by the manufacturer, create custom quotes […]
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MRAA names certification development manager

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has brought Gerald “Jerry” Lofberg on board as its certification development manager to oversee recruitment of new participants in the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program. In his role, Lofberg will reach out to marine retailers on a regular basis, talking to them about the incredible value […]
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Premier Marine hires new sales manager

WYOMING, Minn. — Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine has announced the appointment of Randy Stambaugh as National Sales Manager. “Randy comes to us from the OEM supplier side of the business,” says Premier President Lori Melbostad. “His understanding of the marine industry, along with his skills with forecasting and managing multiple accounts, are exactly what we […]
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ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Set for Florida September 8th-10th

Fort Lauderdale, FL – ABBRA, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association is once again offering its intensive three-day Marine Service Manager course from September 8th – 10th in Riviera Beach, Florida at Viking Service Center. The course is a main requirement for service managers seeking to become an ABBRA Certified Marine Service Manager. Executive […]
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