Taylor Made Group president and chief operating officer Andy Jobbins announces retirement

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – The Taylor Made Group has announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Jobbins will retire at the close of the company’s current fiscal year, effective October 1. Jobbins was promoted to his current position in 2010 after serving as trend marine products managing director and Taylor Made Group’s international managing director. […]
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Dahl named Brunswick’s Vice President of Internal Audit

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today named Brent Dahl as the company’s vice president – internal audit.  He will report to William L. Metzger, senior vice president and chief financial officer.  The appointment is effective immediately. Dahl will be responsible for the internal audit function serving the corporate office as well as Brunswick’s […]
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Matthew Riddle appointed president, CEO of Walbro Engine Management

TUCSON, Ariz. – Walbro Engine Management, the world’s largest carburetor manufacturer and leading supplier of ignition, fuel delivery and storage components and systems, announced the appointment of Matthew Riddle as president and chief executive officer. He will immediately assume responsibilities and will succeed Tony Martin, who has stepped down. Riddle, 48, is a seasoned international […]
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Mark Reedenauer named NMEA president and executive director

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Board of Directors announces the promotion of Mark Reedenauer to president and executive director of the international standards writing and marine industry organization. He will be responsible for all operations and activities of NMEA, including playing a principal role in creating strategies for continued growth and standards development. In his […]
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Q&A with John Pfeifer, president, Mercury Marine

The last year has been very eventful for Mercury, with the introduction of its first purpose-built sterndrive engine in 2014, along with a number of new outboards. There was also a change in leadership, as Mercury president Mark Schwabero was named president and chief operating officer of Brunswick Corp. Taking over his role was John […]
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Dean Burnett named president of Yamaha Watercraft Group

KENNESAW, GA –  Yamaha Watercraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced that Dean Burnett, former Vice President for Yamaha Marine Group, has accepted the position of President of Yamaha Watercraft Group, which oversees the sales, marketing and distribution of Yamaha WaveRunners® and Sport Boats. Effective January 23, Burnett succeeds Mark Speaks, […]
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Torqeedo announces new vice president of global accounts

Expanding its international team of executives, the leader in electric propulsion, Torqeedo, welcomes Tom Watson as vice president, global accounts. In this newly-created position, Watson will bring his years of marine industry experience to the young, innovative company, managing many aspects of Torqeedo’s business from product launches to major accounts. “Electric boating offers a unique, […]
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Ian Atkins named president of Dominion Marine Media

NORFOLK, Va. – Dominion Enterprises today announced the appointment of Ian Atkins as president of Dominion Marine Media (DMM). DMM, a division of Dominion Enterprises, owns and operates the three largest and most popular marine industry web portals. The company also announced the promotion of three senior personnel to newly created vice president positions. The […]
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BoatUS president Podlich adds voice to NMMA Congressional Boating Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich, and Rep. Mike McIntyre D-NC, gave a briefing on the State of the Recreational Boat Industry and Implications for the US Economy yesterday at the US Capitol’s Longworth House Office […]
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