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  • UCINA SATEC2019_Presidente Saverio Cecchi e Presidente emerito Carla Demaria_2
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    UCINA elects new president

    2019-06-25T11:46:00Z

    Saverio Cecchi takes on role from 2019-2023 after gaining 99% of votes. New vice presidents named

  • Kirk Fistick, director of manufacturing at SureShade
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    SureShade appoints director of manufacturing

    2019-06-21T14:27:00Z

    Kirk Fistick has been named director of manufacturing for SureShade, a US maker of retractable sunshade systems for the marine and outdoor industries.

  • Bob Salthouse
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    Obituary: Bob Salthouse

    2019-06-21T10:55:00Z

    Bob Salthouse, one of New Zealand’s most respected yacht designers, passed away peacefully recently, aged 83.

  • Anders Kurtén to head up Baltic Yachts in September
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    New Baltic CEO

    2019-06-20T11:43:00Z

    Finland’s Baltic Yachts has appointed Anders Kurtén as its new CEO. Kurtén will take on his new role in September.

  • New BIA presidentDarren Vaux
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    BIA names new president

    2019-06-20T09:10:00Z

    Alan Blake, president of the Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Australia, is stepping down after six years in the role and another nine years as a BIA director. He is succeeded by Darren Vaux, a BIA director since 2005.

  • Gary Burrell
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    Garmin co-founder dies

    2019-06-17T12:38:00Z

    Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin Ltd, passed away last week at the age of 81. Burrell retired in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-chairman until 2004, when he was named chairman emeritus.

  • Brian Zue
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    Appointment at Campion Marine

    2019-06-17T08:07:00Z

    Kelowna, Canada-based boatbuilder Campion Marine has named marine sales veteran Brian Zue as its new US sales manager.

  • Mercury Marine factory
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    Mercury Marine’s changing workforce demographics: youth and diversity

    2019-06-17T08:00:00Z

    Walking through the Mercury Marine manufacturing operation as recently as 10 years ago, one would see a workforce that was largely old, male and white. Today, a company-wide diversity effort, changing community demographics, the addition of technologically-advanced workstations and automation have opened up more jobs to more people, and nowhere ...

  • Gastinel
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    Gastinel steps down as Beneteau CEO

    2019-06-17T07:13:00Z

    Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Groupe Beneteau since 2015, has stepped down from his position with immediate effect. The Board of Directors of Beneteau SA today announced that his duties as chief executive and his other positions within the group came to an end on June 15 and 16, 2019 respectively. ...

  • Jennifer Thompson, IFBSO's new president
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    IFBSO names new president

    2019-06-13T13:20:00Z

    The International Federation of Boat Show Organizers (IFBSO) has a new president and the first woman to fill the role, having named Jennifer Thompson, senior vice president of NMMA Shows, to the two-year term.