People News & Moves – Page 5

  • New BIA presidentDarren Vaux

    BIA names new president


    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

    Garmin co-founder dies


    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

    Appointment at Campion Marine


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

  • Gastinel

    Gastinel steps down as Beneteau CEO


    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

    IFBSO names new president


    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.

  • MBG's Dave Porthouse

    Marathon Boat Group appoints new director of operations


    As part of its ongoing rebuilding strategy following its acquisition by new owners last month , Marathon Boat Group (MBG) has announced that former Champion Boats COO David Porthouse has joined the company as its new director of operations.

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    Dometic appoints chief financial officer


    Stefan Fristedt joins the Swedish company on October 1

  • Andrea Fabretti

    Sunseeker names new CEO


    Andrea Frabetti takes over following resignation of Christian Marti

  • News

    Princess MD steps down


    Chris Gates, managing director of the UK’s Princess Yachts, has stepped down from his role after more than 30 years at the helm. Gates will transition to a role as special advisor to executive chairman Antony Sheriff.

  • Bastien Bonnet, VP of sales and marketing at Iguana Yachts

    Iguana Yachts names VP of sales and marketing


    Iguana Yachts, a French builder of amphibious boats, has named Bastien Bonnet as its new VP of sales and marketing.

  • North Sails founder Lowell North passed away last week at 89

    North Sails founder Lowell North dead at 89


    North Sails founder and Olympic gold medalist Lowell North passed away last week at the age of 89.

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    OYS expands design team


    UK-based thrusters, rigging and hydraulics solutions specialist OYS has named Charlotte Richardson as the group’s new designer.

  • Jan Boone

    Obituary: Jan Boone


    Pioneering yachtswoman Jan Boone passed away May 29, following a fight with colon cancer, at the age of 57. She is survived by her husband and daughter.

  • Sales coordinator Carol Anne Henry

    New hires at Scout Boats


    US sportsboat builder Scout Boats has hired two new members of staff at its South Carolina headquarters – sales coordinator Carol Anne Henry and Adam Young, customer service supervisor.

  • Hans Roelants, general manager for Sea Ray in Amsterdam

    Sea Ray names new general manager


    Hans Roelants is returning to the Brunswick Corporation fold after two years, having been named as general manager for Sea Ray in the Amsterdam office.

  • David Hegel joins Marathon Boat Group as its new director of sales and marketing

    Marathon Boat Group names new sales and marketing head


    The new owners of US boatbuilder Marathon Boat Group (MBG) have wasted little time implementing changes to the New York-based company with the announcement that David Hegel has joined the firm as director of sales and marketing.

  • Aaron Carpenter joins US retail giant West Marine as its new chief marketing officer

    West Marine hires chief marketing officer


    US retail chain West Marine has named Aaron Carpenter as its new chief marketing officer.

  • Ken Loke KVH

    Executive appointment at KVH


    Middletown, Rhode Island-based mobile connectivity supplier KVH Industries Inc has named Ken Loke vice president-Asia Pacific.

  • Zach Kauk has been named incoming president of White River Marine Group

    New president named for White River Marine Group


    Springfield, Missouri-based White River Marine Group, the marine manufacturing division of retail giant Bass Pro Shops, has confirmed that Zach Kauk will succeed retiring president Les Crawford effective September 1.

  • Lignia's Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer

    UK timber modification firm grows team


    Lignia Wood Company, a UK manufacturer of modified timber for the marine and other markets, has hired Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer as purchasing manager, senior technical sales executive and production manager respectively.