Malibu names new vice president of sales and marketing

Eric Bondy has been named the new vice president of sales and marketing at Malibu Boats, the company announced Thursday. Bondy has extensive experience in the powersports industry and, in 2008, was named the Powersports Business Executive of the Year by Boating Industry’s sister publication. He developed and implemented growth strategies for respected makers of …
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Boatsetter names Pablo Videl chief marketing officer

Boatsetter, an international peer-to-peer boat-sharing marketplace, has appointed Pablo Vidal, the former global brand and marketing director of Telefonica, to serve as its new chief marketing officer. Vidal brings aboard more than 18 years of marketing experience on Fortune 100/500 companies and six years as CMO for LG Electronics both in Europe and Latin America […]
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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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Boating magazine names Boston Whaler 420 Outrage Boat of the Year

The Boston Whaler 420 Outrage has been chosen by the editors of Boating magazine as the 2015 Boat of the Year. “We are incredibly honored to be chosen for Boat of the Year,” said Boston Whaler President Huw Bower. “Boating magazine is respected throughout the industry as a trusted source of boating information, and Boat […]
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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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Denison Yacht Sales names industry veteran Lisa Borkowski director of administration

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Denison Yacht Sales recently appointed Lisa Borkowski as director of administration, an industry vetran who brings over a decade of experience in yacht listings, closings and administration. Prior to joining Denison Yacht Sales, Lisa served as director of administration at 26 North Yachts.  Before that, she and her husband operated ASAP […]
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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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Nautique names GM Marine Technology presenting sponsor for Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. –  GM Marine Engine Technology has partnered with Nautique as presenting sponsor of the world renowned 56th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. This invitation only tournament features the world’s best athletes in slalom, tricks, jump, wakeboard and wakeskate. The event will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24, 2015, at Callaway […]
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