People News & Moves

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    New appointments at China Boat Industry and Trade Association (CBITA)


    CBITA has successfully completed the new appointments to its management board. The organisation and leadership structure of the Fifth Council of the China Boat Industry and Trade Association is as follows:

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    Florida marine industry sees one of its own elected to State House

    2020-11-26T13:47:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    The voice of the recreational marine industry in the Florida House of Representatives just got louder with the election of a local boat club executive, who ran on a platform of clean water, climate-related sea level issues and infrastructure, beating out three experienced political opponents by – in keeping with ...

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    Fischer Panda UK strengthens leadership team


    Marine diesel generator specialist Fisher Panda UK has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of David Payne as business development director and Chris Baker as operations and technical director, effective January 1, 2021.

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    Management changes at Zipwake

    2020-11-24T14:42:00Z IBI , by Lars-Åke Redéen

    CEO Lorentz Simonson and area sales manager Göran Fredin are retiring

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    Peters & May appoints new CEO


    Simon Judson to head global boat transporter and logistics firm

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    Sparcraft SA confirms new manager and co-owner

    2020-11-23T14:26:00Z IBI , by Bobby Jordan

    Mast manufacturer Sparcraft Masts SA has announced a new managing director and co-owner ahead of the retirement of long-time manager Michael Mitchell – better known as ‘Tich’. Chris James, who has worked with the company for the past 15 years in Durban, will take over full-time from January next ...

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    Change at the head of Latitude 46 and Wauquiez


    The recent retirement of industry veteran Christian Iscovici, head of Latitude 46 and Wauquiez since 2007, has led to a review of the company structure by main shareholder, Experton-Revollier Group.

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    Chris-Craft grows sales team


    US boatbuilder Chris-Craft has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Max Gordon as regional sales director and Alec Decker as sales associate-product specialist.

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    Obituary: Frank Butler


    Frank Butler, president and CEO of US-based sailboat producer Catalina Yachts, passed away on November 15 due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.

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    Polaris CEO Scott Wine to step down December 31


    Minnesota, US-based powersports equipment and boat manufacturer Polaris Inc announced late Tuesday that chairman and CEO Scott Wine will leave the company at the end of this year.

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    Future Fibres names new head of sales


    Valencia, Spain-based Future Fibres has appointed naval architect and engineer Marco Sevila as the group’s new head of sales. Sevila will lead and coordinate the composite rigging manufacturer’s global sales network, while also developing and implementing Future Fibres’ commercial strategy.

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    Obituary: Kip Wasilewski


    Kip Wasilewski, director of sales for the Mareton brand of vessel monitoring and control systems in the US, died suddenly on October 27 near his home in New Jersey.

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    Brunswick hires director of Enterprise Electrification


    Brunswick Corp today announced the appointment of John Oenick as director of Enterprise Electrification, a move designed to advance the company’s ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification Shared Access) strategy.

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    Steve Heese elected chairperson of NMMA Board


    Steve Heese, president and CEO of Chris-Craft, has been elected chairperson of the NMMA Board of Directors. Heese succeeds Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha’s US Marine Business Unit.

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    Scott Bauer named to head Parker Boats


    Correct Craft looked inside its organisation for the new president of Parker Boats, Scott Bauer.

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    Quanhai Li elected as World Sailing president


    Four presidential candidates were up for election in the first round with no candidate receiving more than 50% of votes. A second round of voting was required between the top two candidates, incumbent Kim Andersen from Denmark and Quanhai Li from mainland China. 128 Member National Authorities (MNAs) ...

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    Beneteau makes key US appointments


    Groupe Beneteau today announced that Nick Harvey and Andy Lindsay are to take on new roles with the group’s US brands.

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    Appointment at Future Fibres


    Valencia, Spain-based Future Fibres Ltd recently announced that accomplished offshore sailor Pete Cumming has joined the firm in an advisory capacity, with immediate effect.

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    Camper & Nicholsons names new sales advisor


    Benjamin Bensahel is based at the company’s Monaco office

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    Brunswick elects Reggie Fils-Aimé to Board


    The former head of Nintendo of America has been elected to Brunswick Corp’s Board of Directors.