Bertram Yacht announced Alton Herndon as new president, replacing Mike Myers. Herndon joins Miami-based Bertram, a Ferretti Group brand, with more than 35 years of executive management experience, according to the company.
He was president of Hatteras Yachts from 1985-96 and held various roles in executive management positions with such brands as Palmer Johnson, Tiara Yachts, KCS International and was most recently co-founder and managing partner of Southport Boat Works, based in Leland, N.C. He has also served on numerous boards and committees, including a past member of the executive committee and board of directors of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Feadship announced Francois van Well stepped down as president of Feadship America - a position he assumed in 2006 - April 1 to join Fort Lauderdale-based Merle Wood & Associates in a senior position. "I know it has become somewhat of a cliché to say one is moving on to a new challenge, but in my case this is genuinely so," van Well says in a statement.
Aluminum Chambered Boats, based in Bellingham, Wash., announced that founding CEO Larry Wieber stepped down but will continue to be on the company's board of directors. The company says Jim Moore, president and COO, will continue to lead the company.
This article originally appeared in the May 2010 issue.