Trade Only names executive editor

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Veteran marine journalist Chris Landry is the new executive editor of Soundings and Soundings Trade Only.

In his new position, Landry will help coordinate the coverage of new powerboats, propulsion and equipment. He also will take the lead in boat and gear testing and expand Trade Only’s technical coverage of boatbuilding and new-product development.

“Chris will play an important role as the magazines continue to grow and expand both their coverage areas and geographic footprints,” Soundings and Trade Only editor-in-chief Bill Sisson said in a statement. “Chris has the tools to help the brands continue their success in this changing media landscape. He is an experienced news reporter, writer and boater who also is adept at shooting and editing video.”

Landry has been with Soundings and Trade Only as senior reporter since December 2007. During his tenure he has also taken on the role of video editor, helping to grow the magazines’ e-newsletters and Web presence.

Prior to Soundings, he was the editor of Powerboat Reports, where he tested boats, engines and related gear for eight years. He started his marine journalism career at Soundings in the 1990s, first as a reporter and then as managing editor.

A magna cum laude graduate in journalism from Marist College, Landry is based in Sarasota, Fla.

Soundings and Soundings Trade Only are part of the Active Interest Media Marine Group.

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