Mark Bretz named Montana Small Business Person of Year

Mark Bretz, owner of Missoula, Mont.-based, Bretz RV & Marine, has been selected by the U.S Small Business Administration as the 2017 Montana State Small Business Person of the Year. According to a press release, the award is given to individuals who “demonstrate hard work, innovative ideas and dedication to their employees and community and …
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Navico director of sales named to NMEA Board of Directors

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced that Sean Hatherley, director of sales for Navico Americas, has been named to the board of directors of the National Marine Electronics Association. NMEA board members are appointed to a three-year term where they work together to create and …
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Lighthouse Media Solutions named MDCE official video marketing partner

Lighthouse Media Solutions has been named the official video marketing partner of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 5-8 in Orlando. Lighthouse Media Solutions has been producing professional, high-quality marketing video for MDCE since 2013. Headquartered in Hyannis, Mass., the digital multimedia company specializes in strategic branding, custom marketing and content marketing services. …
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Josh Linkner named MDCE 2016 Opening Keynote speaker

Organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have announced New York Times best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner will deliver the Opening Keynote, titled “The Gravity-Defying Leader: Innovative Approaches to Hyper-Growth Leadership.” Linkner, who has invested in and mentored over 100 startups, will speak to more than 1,000 marine dealers, manufacturers and …
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Don MacKenzie named Jeanne Czel Person of the Year

ESSEX, Conn. – The Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) announced that Don MacKenzie of Boats Incorporated was named the 2015 Jeanne Czel Person of the Year at the association’s annual Jingle & Mingle celebration on Thursday, December 17. The award, which celebrates the life of Jeanne Czel, formerly of Ritt’s Marine Center, is CMTA’s highest […]
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RFA counsel named to International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the alternate appointment of Raymond Bogan as US Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).  Under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), the United States is represented by three Commissioners (one from the government, one with knowledge of commercial fisheries, and one […]
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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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Jonathan Banks named COO of Siren Marine

NEWPORT, R.I. — Marine industry leader Jonathan Banks has been named chief operating officer of Siren Marine, a Newport, Rhode Island-based company that has pioneered cellular-based monitoring systems for the boating market. Siren Marine’s products allow boat owners to remotely monitor, track and control their vessels, giving them peace of mind and the ability to […]
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SeaDek named technical supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – SeaDek, an industry leader in innovative marine non-skid products, has been named a Technical Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA, the champion America’s Cup team. In 2013, ORACLE TEAM USA successfully defended its title in the AC72 class – wingsail powered catamarans that flew above the water on hydrofoils at over 50 mph (90kph). […]
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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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