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Cook Composites and Polymers named Jason Baranowski account manager for the composites division. Baranowski was most recently employed by Thermafiber of Wabash, Ind., where he was responsible for generating new business while providing account management for its current insulation and fireproofing customer base. Prior to that, Baranowski was a national account manager for Group Dekko of Garrett, Ind.

In his new role with CCP, Baranowski will be responsible for territory development and management for customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and a portion of Indiana. His duties will include providing service for current composites customers, creating new business based on CCP product introduction, and integration into new and emerging markets, while overseeing the daily account management for customers within his territory.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., CCP has manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Tigé Boats promoted Rick Correll to company president. Correll joined the company in 2006 and had been serving as vice president and general manager.

With 30 years of experience, Correll has worked at every level of the manufacturing process for some of the largest companies in the industry. He has also been involved with developing innovative ideas that have resulted in several patents. Since joining Tigé, Correll has been in charge of the entire manufacturing process as well as overseeing the company's administrative and sales/marketing functions.

"Rick has helped guide Tigé through one of the most challenging periods in the marine industry," CEO Charlie Pigeon says in a statement. "His leadership and experience are a big reason for Tigé's current excellent financial strength, our continued growth and our outstanding position in today's inboard market."

Adam Cort joined Sail as senior editor, where he will oversee a number of departments in addition to writing features and managing content on the magazine's Web site.

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Cort has authored two sailing books - "Getting Started in Sailboat Racing" and "The Blue Book of Sailing" - and has been cruising and racing sailboats all his life. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he worked as a newspaper reporter and then a merchant sailor on the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico. He also served two years in the Peace Corps in the South Pacific. Upon his return, he worked as an associate editor for Sailing magazine and, most recently, as a senior editor for a technology publication.

YachtWorld.com appointed Tracy Hess as regional sales manager for South Florida. Most recently a regional manager for Boston Magazine, Hess previously held a similar position for nearly five years with Power & Motoryacht magazine.

"We are thrilled to have Tracy on board," says Jason White, director of business development for YachtWorld.com, in a statement. "Her knowledge of the South Florida market is extensive, and she has a track record of adding value to the clients she works with. In addition, Tracy has a proven ability in providing creative marketing solutions."

Seattle-based YachtWorld.com offers more than 114,000 brokerage boats worldwide from more than 2,500 yacht brokerage houses and 10,000 individual yacht brokers in 100 countries. YachtWorld.com and Soundings Publications are divisions of Dominion Enterprises.

Cummins announced that engine business president Jim Kelly will leave his current role in March to lead a number of key cross-business strategic projects.

Rich Freeland was named the next president of the company's engine business. Freeland is currently president of the components business division. Anant Talaulicar will succeed Freeland as president of the components business while continuing to serve in his current capacity as managing director of Cummins India.

Kelly joined Cummins in 1976 and was named to his current position in May 2005. "Jim has been instrumental in the engine business's success and transformation over the last two decades, and for nearly five years he has effectively led the business during a period of both record growth and the most difficult recession in decades," Cummins president and COO Tom Linebarger says in a statement. "I am extremely pleased that he has decided to remain with Cummins awhile longer in order to help us tackle some important enterprisewide initiatives."

Freeland joined Cummins in 1979 and has held a variety of operational and leadership roles in the engine, distribution and components businesses. He took over the components business in February 2008. Prior to that role, he ran the distribution business from 2005 to 2008. He also has held leadership roles in the PowerCare, fuel systems, purchasing and heavy-duty operations organizations.

Talaulicar joined Cummins in 1986 and has led its India operations since September 2004. Talaulicar has held a number of leadership roles in power generation during his tenure at Cummins, serving as general manager of the commercial and consumer lines of business for the Americas. He also has worked in the corporate strategy group, and has held finance, manufacturing and general management roles in the engine business division.

ThreeClix appointed Nick Owens as vice president of technology. Owens is responsible for directing the technology staff, as well as the design, engineering and deployment of the ThreeClix real-time response system.

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Formerly with Channel Blade, Owens is credited as the original author of the Footsteps application. After eight years, he left the company to co-develop new software utilizing Red Oak's communication engine that would better meet the needs of dealers.

"With ThreeClix, I will help dealers through research, diligence and focus to continue to develop an effective lead-management program designed specifically for the dealer," says Owens in a statement. "This company really understands what's important to dealers and truly cares about giving them a program that doesn't require training and works fast."

Gary Potter, vice president and general manager of EZ Loader Custom Boat Trailers, was elected to the 2010 executive board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers. He will serve as the treasurer of the NATM board.

Potter has been with EZ Loader since 1995 and has been associated with the marine industry for more than 30 years. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The NATM represents 437 U.S. trailer manufacturers in 45 states.

This article originally appeared in the February 2010 issue.

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