People News & Moves – Page 9

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    Simon Owen to join Boating Communications Ltd


    Owen joins team at IBI , while Nick Hopkinson takes on chairman role

  • Bill Longacre, VP of aftermarket sales at SeaStar

    SeaStar names VP of aftermarket sales


    Bill Longacre has been named vice president of aftermarket sales at SeaStar Solutions, now part of the Dometic Group.

  • Dennis de Roos, commercial director of Fairline Yachts-crop2

    Fairline Yachts appoints commercial director


    The UK’s Fairline Yachts has named Dennis de Roos as the group’s new commercial director. As well as managing the Fairline Yachts design, sales and marketing teams, de Roos will be responsible for overseeing the dealer network.

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    John Thommen wins NMMA Freedman Award


    John Thommen, founder and CEO of Ocean Marketing Inc, is the recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2019 Alan J Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, presented last Friday during the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS).

  • Joe Ueberroth

    New Bellingham Marine CEO


    US marina construction company Bellingham Marine has announced that owner and chairman Joe Ueberroth will succeed outgoing president and CEO Everett Babbitt when he retires at the end of this year.

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    Dutch America’s Cup entry names MD


    Eelco Blok, a former CEO of Dutch telecoms provider KPN, has been named managing director of DutchSail, the company behind the Dutch challenger in the 36th America’s Cup in 2021.

  • Kerry Marriott with her accreditation certificate

    MDL Marinas announces latest accreditation


    MDL Marinas in the UK has announced that Kerry Marriott, MDL’s head of operations, has achieved her Certified Marina Professional accreditation under the umbrella of British Marine and the Global Marina Institute.

  • Bill & Dusty Gaston in 1961

    Glastron Boats founder dies


    William “Bill” Gaston, founder of US sportsboat manufacturer Glastron Boats, passed away peacefully last week at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 91.

  • Thom Dammrich, president NMMA

    NMMA’s Dammrich honoured by marina industries


    Outgoing National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) president Thom Dammrich was honoured during the opening ceremonies of last week’s International Marina Boatyard Conference in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

  • News

    MarineMax names head of MA stores


    MarineMax, America’s largest boat retailer, has named Adam Cooper as general manager of its Massachusetts stores – MarineMax Russo Danvers, MarineMax Boston and MarineMax Russo Hingham.

  • Brock Elliott served as Campion Marine's general manager and president for 20 years

    Brock Elliott inducted into NMMA Canada Boating Hall of Fame


    Retired Campion Marine president Brock Elliott was inducted into the NMMA Canada Boating Hall of Fame Tuesday morning during the Toronto International Boat Show’s annual industry breakfast.

  • Andrea Fabretti

    Former Ferretti Group exec joins Sunseeker


    Andrea Frabetti will join Sunseeker International on 28 January as its new chief technical officer following the retirement of company co-founder John Braithwaite in June 2018

  • Anna Nowotarska at Aquila

    Aquila names new sales manager


    Aquila Power Catamarans has named Anna Nowotarska as its new sales manager for Europe.

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    Lippert names VP of Innovation


    Lippert Components Inc (LCI) has promoted Brian Hess to the role of vice president of innovation.

  • World Cat's Alexandra Flora

    Appointment at World Cat


    US-based fibreglass boatbuilder World Cat has named Alexandra Flora as its new marketing and international sales manager. The new role brings an opportunity for Flora to leverage previous international sales experience after working with World Cat’s marketing team for the past two years.

  • Andrew Doole

    Informa names new president of US boat shows


    International boat show producer, Informa Global Exhibitions, has promoted Andrew Doole to head up its boat shows in the US, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show, as well as the St. Petersburg and Sarasota Suncoast shows in Florida. ...

  • Susannah Hart

    MAA expands digital marketing team


    The Marine Advertising Agency (MAA) in the UK has strengthened its digital marketing team with the appointment of Susannah Hart as digital marketing account manager.

  • Paal Janson, the IMF's new chairman, is general manager of Dun Laoghaire Marina

    Irish Marine Federation appoints new chairman


    Paal Janson has been elected chairman of the Irish Marine Federation (IMF), the trade body representing leisure marine interests in Ireland.

  • Former Olympic sailor Knut Frostad

    Former Olympic sailor joins Navico management team


    Knut Frostad, a Norwegian yachtsman and former CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), has joined Navico’s management team as executive vice president of digital business and marketing.

  • Dietmar Thomas

    Messe Düsseldorf appoints head of press


    Dietmar Thomas has been appointed head of Messe Düsseldorf’s trade fair press department – which, alongside corporate communications and marketing services, forms one of the three communication pillars of the company. Thomas replaces Eva Rugenstein, who retired in December after 25 years in the role.