Jennifer ThompsonJennifer Thompson, Senior Vice President of NMMA Shows was named the first female president of the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers (IFBSO) on Friday, June 7 in Split, Croatia at their annual conference. Thompson replaces Goetz-Ulf Jungmichael following his third two-year tenure.

BMTA Gary PotterThe NMMA announced that the Boat Trailer Manufacturers Association (BTMA) awarded EZ Loader's Gary Potter with the BTMA Lifetime Achievement Award during a meeting at EZ Loader that introduced new programs and product.

Philippe TouetNorth Sails have announced Philippe Touet as the new General Manager of North Sails France. Previously the Commercial Director of Incidence Sails, Touet is now responsible for sales management and operations of the North Sails business in France.

Robert RoneyIt is with a heavy heart that we communicate the passing of "Harbour Bob" a strong supporter of the boating industry.

Steve LanglaisThe Brunswick Boat Group, a unit of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced that Steve Langlais has been named President - Sea Ray Boats, succeeding Brad Anderson, who has chosen to pursue opportunities outside the Company.

NMMAThree of NMMA’s staff have been honored with Boating Industry’s Women Making Waves – Sara Anghel, NMMA Canada President, Ellen Bradley, Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President, and Jennifer Thompson, Senior Vice President of Boat and Sportshows.

Tom SchuesslerPower Products, one of the world's premier suppliers of innovative electrical products and systems, has named Tom Schuessler president effective immediately.

Annie Campbell 400It is with deep sadness, that North South Nautical Group announces the passing of one of their long time yacht brokers, Annie Campbell.

Yannick MadiotGeorge Armendariz, CEO of Groupe Beneteau Americas, announced today the appointment of Yannick Madiot as the Group’s new Chief Operating Officer for North America, effective since April 1st, 2019.

Navigare Yachting Jesper Rönngard, CEO of Navigare Yachting, announces that three more team members have just joined the company States-side, further affirming its commitment to customers in the Americas.

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