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The American Boat and Yacht Council named Brian Goodwin as its new technical director.

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“In today’s environment of ever-increasing regulations and requirements, it remains so important for ABYC to not only be able to respond to the changing climate, but also to aid in the interpretation and compliance by writing new or updating existing standards,” ABYC technical board chairman Dave Marlow said in a statement.

“Brian ensures that our core business of writing technical standards, aimed at ensuring safer boating, remains a vital part of what we provide. He has a wonderful understanding of the marine industry, the products they make and, moreover, how consumers interact with them. All of that knowledge gives him, and ABYC, a leg up on making sure our voluntary standards are relevant and useful.”

Goodwin became ABYC technical standards manager in December 2010, coming to the ABYC from a major East Coast boat dealer. He holds a Coast Guard 100-ton captain’s license and has a dual degree in biology and marine science from Salisbury University.

Sak Marine named Jim Cascadden as its Northeast U.S. and Canada regional sales manager.

He was previously director of sales and marketing for the Luhrs Group and recently represented Pro-Line Boats and Donzi Marine as the Northeast and Canada regional sales manager.

In his new position he will oversee dealer acquisitions and dealer support for all Sak Marine brands within his territory. Sak is the parent company of Caravelle Powerboats, Interceptor performance boats, Key Largo sportfishing boats, Clearwater sportfishing boats, Cape-Craft sportfishing boats, Coastal Skiffs and Sea Hawk offshore fishing boats.

Navico, parent of the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands, named Jeremiah Clark as its new OEM regional sales manager.

A three-year product expert in the Lowrance Product Management Group, Clark replaces Ely Bates, who accepted the position of regional sales manager for national retail earlier in the year.

In his new role, Clark will drive sales and support efforts for the OEM channel.

Clark, who joined Navico in 2009, has been instrumental in creating technical-support documents and providing training and support for Lowrance products to cross-functional teams — including sales, customer service and technical support — globally. Prior to joining Navico, he developed extensive marine industry experience in retail positions with West Marine and Boater’s World.

Teleflex Marine named Eric Hardin its aftermarket regional manager for the company’s Upper Midwest (Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska and the Dakotas) and Eastern Canadian territories.

Hardin also will be responsible for managing Teleflex Marine’s independent sales agencies, including Derema Midwest, Woodard & Co. and SGL.

An industry veteran, Hardin comes to Teleflex Marine from V&V Marine Products, a wholesale distributor of marine parts and accessories in Fort Worth, Texas.

Boats.com. a Dominion Marine Media business, named Lenny Rudow senior editor.

Rudow joins the editorial team at Boats.com and its sister sites (YachtWorld.com and BoatTrader.com) with print and online experience that includes writing for more than 20 national and regional publications, working 12 years as an editor for Boating magazine and more recently serving as the editor of Earthsports.com, a startup fishing site.

ASA Electronics, a manufacturer and supplier of mobile audio and video electronics, named Scott Churchill Eastern regional sales manager for its marine division.

He will focus on building and maintaining relationships with boatbuilders, distributors and retailers to increase sales and brand recognition of the Jensen Marine audio and video line.

Churchill has more than 20 years of experience in sales and management in the marine market. Most recently, he was East zone manager at Marine Audio Engineering and Sales in Missouri, where his responsibilities included the management of field sales staff along with training and business development.

Dometic Marine named Chris Rohrer account manager for aftermarket sales in the Eastern and Midwest regions.

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Based in Annapolis, Md., Rohrer’s responsibilities will include strengthening sales and supporting existing aftermarket customers in the region.

Rohrer, a business marketing graduate who is originally from Annapolis, joins Dometic with five years of experience in the marine industry and a combined 10 years in developing technically oriented sales and marketing initiatives.

Lumishore USA, a manufacturer of LED underwater lights, named Scott Iverson product manager.

Iverson joins Lumishore USA with 25 years of experience in product management, marketing and support. He previously worked at Standard Horizon and the marine division of Vertex Standard. As product manager, he will be responsible for marketing and product support input to engineering and will lead all product support activities for the Americas.

President Obama named Ellen Peel and Russell F. Smith III as U.S. commissioners to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.

Peel is president and chief executive of The Billfish Foundation, a non-profit sportfishing conservation organization. Smith is deputy assistant secretary for international fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

ICCAT is a 42-year-old intergovernmental fishery organization with representation from 50 other nations and is responsible for the conservation of tuna and migratory species in the Atlantic Ocean and its adjacent seas.

Jenny Bush, general manager of Cummins Marine, joined the board of Wounded Nature Working Veterans, a Charleston, S.C.-based non-profit focused on cleaning beaches, promoting recycling and helping military veterans get their first civilian job.

Bush has been with Cummins for more than 15 years.

As general manager of the commercial marine business, Bush is responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the engine business unit globally, including business development and support.

This article originally appeared in the July 2012 issue.

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