John T. Peterson was named president of Hunter Marine Corp., Rick Cerami, COO of Luhrs Marine Group, says in a letter to Hunter dealers.
"John needs no introduction to most of you, for he has worked tirelessly over his 17 years in the sales and marketing area of Hunter Marine," Cerami says. "He has molded our dealer network into one of the best in the industry and has been instrumental in raising the Hunter brand to new heights."
Stingray Boat Co. named Mark Skeen vice president of global sales. Skeen's knowledge of the industry began at an early age. His family owned a marine dealership. He began his professional career as general manager of H&S Marine in Denton, N.C.
Most recently, he was business development manager for Cummins MerCruiser Diesel.
Glennon "Glenn" J. Boresi is the newly appointed general manager of MarChem CFI.
Boresi brings 25 years of experience to the position, with a background in sales, operations and administration in diverse markets, including technical services, manufacturing and construction.
He joins MarChem after nine years with Egyptian Concrete Co. He began his stint there as business development manager, eventually purchasing the company and serving as president/CEO.
Unified Marine named Dave Thomas its new vice president of sales and marketing.
In his new role, Thomas will be in charge of managing company sales to all forms of industry trade and furthering the growth of the Unified Marine brand.
Thomas is a marine industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience working with internationally recognized brands, including Johnson and Evinrude. His recent background includes serving as the regional director for BRP US Inc. in charge of OEM sales.
Marine logistics leader Peters & May opened a regional sales office in Hong Kong in October. Peters & May Hong Kong will be headed up by Thibaut de Montvalon, who was formerly managing director of Peters & May France. De Montvalon has been working closely with Peters & May clients and agents in Asia in recent months. His previous roles include director of logistics at Tui Marine, the holding group for The Moorings and Sunsail brands.
Canadian marine display manufacturer Nauticomp appointed industry veteran Bob Chew to direct sales in the U.S. for its product line.
Previously employed by Interphase Technologies, Chew has more than 30 years of marine OEM and aftermarket sales and marketing experience.
He will be based at the Nauticomp U.S. sales office in Fort Lauderdale.
SG Companies, the parent of SG Footwear, SG Messer, SGI Apparel Group and Rugged Shark LLC, named Rosie Iglesias to the newly created position of senior vice president of sales and new business development.
SG Companies is a manufacturer of children's and adult licensed and private-label footwear and apparel. Iglesias will report directly to president and chief executive Bernard Leifer.
MarineTech Products named Barret Dickinson national sales manager.
Dickinson will work on a national level to support the MarineTech family brands, including Panther Marine, EZ Steer, Detwiler, Anglers Pal, Navigator and TrollMaster.
Most recently, he worked for four years at GSW and Associates Inc. as a manufacturer's sales representative. Prior to that, he worked at Land 'N' Sea Distributing as marketing, purchasing and e-commerce supervisor, and at West Marine as general manager.
Vetus, the Dutch manufacturer of marine diesel engines, named Tim Crumrine to the customer service and technical support team for Vetus and the Maxwell brands in the Americas.
Crumrine's responsibilities will include supporting Vetus and Maxwell distributors, OEMs and end users in regard to technical support of both the Vetus and Maxwell product lines. Crumrine also will assist with sales support and boat show management.
Prior to coming to Vetus/Maxwell, Crumrine was with USA Services, representing life-raft and inflatable-boat manufacturers.
Johnson Outdoors named two new people to its Geonav management staff.
Dan Ritchie is the new national sales manager and is responsible for sales management and forecasting, as well as channel programs and promotions for the Americas. Ritchie has an extensive marine sales and management background. He was previously employed by Raymarine, Russo Marine and the Coast Guard.
George Irish is the new national service manager and is in charge of managing product support, field technical and applications support, and service and warranty policies. Irish previously worked for Navico/Northstar Technologies.
After representing Perko internationally for several years with a global export group, Oscar Socarras was named its new OEM sales manager.
He worked for Perko in the sales department from 1996-2000 and has in-depth knowledge of the company and product line. With more than 26 years in the marine industry, Socarras has experience in almost every segment, from purchasing manager for a boatyard to a distributor sales rep.
Ocean Signal appointed Mark Day as its global sales and marketing manager.
Prior to joining Ocean Signal, he was European sales manager for McMurdo.
An avid sailor and sailing instructor with an RYA Yachtmaster certification, Day participated in the 1998-99 Clipper Round the World yacht race.
Power & Motoryacht magazine named Cindy Sailor its associate publisher.
Sailor is a 20-year publishing-industry veteran, and she previously worked at PMY for six years in the role of key accounts and Southeast sales manager. In addition to her years in the marine industry, she also worked with high-tech, dental and food-service publications.
PMY also named Kevin Koenig its associate editor. Koenig grew up in a boating family on the New Jersey shore and has a sizable amount of on-the-water experience. Prior to taking his new post, he wrote for Esquire and Men's Fitness.
In addition to covering new launches and writing features, Koenig will be part of PMY's boat-testing program.
This article originally appeared in the November 2010 issue.