Changing Places


Industry veteran Barry Paulsen was named Northwest sales representative for Western Marine Insurance Services.

Paulsen will be responsible for building client relationships within the Pacific Northwest to promote Western Marine Insurance products including general liability, inland marine, property, business auto, marine operators legal liability, boat/ship builders legal liability, flood on floating property, protection and indemnity, bond, umbrella and workers' compensation.

"Being a former marine business owner, Barry has experience in the many aspects of the marine industry, making him a great fit for the position," said Joseph Cecchini, chairman and CEO of Western Marine Insurance Services, in a statement.

Paulsen has more than 30 years of experience in the marine industry. Prior to joining Western Marine, he owned Barry Paulsen's Boat Center and Barry Paulsen's Yacht Center. He was also an active member in the Marine Retailers Association of America, the Northern California Marine Association and other trade organizations.

He has served as advisor counsel to OMC, Four Winns, Regal and Chris-Craft. He is a graduate of Spader Workshops, Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar and Anthony Robbins programs.

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