Marcus and MattPropspeed, leading innovator of underwater asset coatings, announced today it has hired Matt Forbes to fill the role of Sales Director – EMEA and Marcus Hamilton as Vice President of Sales & Operations – Americas.

Julian PotterJulian Potter has joined E-Plex, the leading brand of multiplexing technology for vehicle developers and boat builders.  Appointed as Head of Sales, Julian’s role will involve managing the company’s dealer network, overseeing new product introduction and identifying and securing new business opportunities.

Cameron WardlawThe Canadian boating industry lost one of the great ones this past week. Cameron Wardlaw sadly passed away in Barrie at the age of 81.

Ed LofgrenThe Marine Retailers Association of the Americas named Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Service, Inc., Hingham, Mass., as its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Kyle Macdonald and John ClarkeKyle MacDonald first came to Bayport as a dock runner in 1994. Over his 25 year career he has held numerous positions at local area Marinas including, marine technician, parts manager, service manager, and a 9 year stint as Manager of Bridgeport Marina.

CPS ECPPeter Bolton, Chief Commander and Chair of the Board of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons announced that the CPS-ECP Executive Committee has found a new National Executive Director, Mimma Spagnolo, who started at the organization on January 15, 2020.

Dr John ReidBrunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has announced the appointment of Dr. John F. Reid as its Vice President -  Enterprise Technologies, effective Feb. 3, 2020.  Dr. Reid will be based in the Company’s Mettawa, IL headquarters and will report to Brunswick Chief Executive Officer David M. Foulkes. 

Jim HanlonJim Hanlon has announced his plans to retire as Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in 2020.

Eric Heilshorn Tyler PierEpoxy manufacturer Gougeon Brothers, Inc. has recently added two new members to its growing Sales and Marketing teams.

Doreen GoodyearPeacefully passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Friday, December 6, 2019. Doreen Goodyear (nee Weiler) of Bradford and formerly of Cambridge in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Marinus “Rene” Vanderneut and the late Alvin “Al” Goodyear. Loving mother of Laura Lynn (Gerald) Novakowski and Barry Goodyear.

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