Krista Miller and Maegan JacksonGeorge’s Marine and Sports has had a few staff changes we would like everyone to be aware of Peter Kane, who has been with the Kingston location for several years, has now taken on a larger role by becoming the Fixed Operations Manager in Kingston.

 

 

 

Roy ApplefordWe are sorry to report the passing of one of Boating BC’s former directors (1984-1996) and past president, Roy Appleford.

 

 

 

OliviaOn behalf of the expanding Annapolis-based team at Jeanneau America, we would like to welcome Olivia Schleicher to our team.

 

 

 

Paul BoomsmaOn Wednesday 26 April 2017, Honorary Member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), Mr Paul Boomsma, was awarded the ‘Officier in de orde van Oranje Nassau’; the civil and military Dutch order of chivalry.

 

 

 

LucaBénéteau announces the appointment of Luca BRANCALEON as Sales Director as of 20 March 2017. He will manage the brand’s international commercial strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan HenningBurris and Steiner Optics announce the hiring of Ryan Hennig as Director of Marketing.

 

 

 

 

Dan BarnhillConrad Marine Sales and Service Ltd is pleased to announce that their associate Dan Barnhill is now a Nova Scotia Certified Marine Service Technician (MST).

 

 

 

 

Rob HopkinsJack Pady welcomes Rob Hopkins to his Sales Team working out of the Jack Pady Marine Office at Hindson Marina.

 

 

 

Martin BjuveVolvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Martin Bjuve as vice president for customer support and training.

 

 

 

Gayle MayeGLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – April 18, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) The Taylor Made Group said it was sad to share the news that Gayle Maye, age 58, died recently.

 

 

 

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