Torqeedo names Marcia Kull president

Marcia Kull has been named president of Torqeedo Group, Inc., and will direct global sales and strategy for the electric marine propulsion company, Torqeedo announced Friday. Kull will oversee Torqeedo’s growth activities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. The newly created position is an expansion of the current management team. She will assume her …
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Wisconsin Marine Association announces new president

The Wisconsin Marine Association announced that Michelle Shrider of Bayfield, Wis, will be officially taking the helm as president of the organization on March 14, 2017. Jon Kukuk from Marinette Wis, the outgoing president, has led the WMA since its inception in 2008. Shrider and Kukuk were both founding members of the organization and have …
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NMMA honors Dometic president with 2017 Alan J. Freedman Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced it will honor Frank Marciano, president, Dometic Americas, with the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award will be presented during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation …
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Coast Guard Foundation appoints new president

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that Regional Director of Philanthropy Susan Ludwig will replace Anne B. Brengle as president. Ludwig will assume her new position in January following Anne’s retirement this December. With ten years of nonprofit fundraising …
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Brunswick names Eric Hendrickson president of Crestliner Boats

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) announced Tuesday it has named Eric Hendrickson as president of its Crestliner brand of freshwater boats. The appointment is effective immediately. He succeeds Cecil Cohn, who recently became president – Brunswick Financial Services. Hendrickson will report to Jeff Kinsey, president – Brunswick Freshwater Group. Hendrickson most recently was manager – strategy and …
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Malibu names new vice president of sales and marketing

Eric Bondy has been named the new vice president of sales and marketing at Malibu Boats, the company announced Thursday. Bondy has extensive experience in the powersports industry and, in 2008, was named the Powersports Business Executive of the Year by Boating Industry’s sister publication. He developed and implemented growth strategies for respected makers of …
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Jim Jabaay promoted to vice president of LotVantage

LotVantage announced that Jim Jabaay has been promoted to vice president. Jabaay joined LotVantage in late 2014 to operate the company’s sales and marketing teams. Jim’s experience in the automotive industry, through his family’s dealership experience and with Manheim Auctions, has made him an extremely valuable asset to LotVantage. “His innovative ideas have helped develop …
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Sunseeker USA appoints new vice president

HAMPSHIRE, U.K. – Sunseeker USA Sales Co. Inc. today announces the appointment of Steve Leeson as vice president of Sunseeker USA, commencing his role with immediate effect. Leeson, who joins Sunseeker from Fairline, has spent 28 years of his career in the marine industry, having worked in quality control, technical sales, production, customization and dealership […]
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Paul Singer new president for Centurion, Supreme

Industry veteran Paul Singer has been appointed as president of both Centurion Boats and Supreme Boats. Singer, an Air Force veteran, has worked in the boating industry for nearly three decades, including 20 years at Malibu Boats. Most recently, he was director of marketing at Syntec. Centurion and Supreme are both owned by Correct Craft […]
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