Changing Places

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The Egg Harbor Group of Egg Harbor City, N.J., appointed Richard Horan as a regional sales manager for the Northeastern United States. He will be responsible for the territories of Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

Horan, of Guilford, Conn., brings 25 years of sales experience to his new role. The Egg Harbor Group consists of Davis Yachts, Egg Harbor Yachts, Buddy Davis Edition, Topaz and Predator.

"I am excited to be aboard and look forward to bringing my extensive sales and customer service experience to the company," Horan said in a statement. "My goal is to be able to meet with each and every dealer and decision maker in my territory."

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Tigé Boats of Abilene, Texas, appointed Kimberly Knight as controller. She accepted the promotion after helping guide Tigé's continued financial strength as assistant controller since March 2007. In her new role, Knight will assume responsibility for all Tigé accounting and financial functions.

Knight has more than 20 years experience in accounting and business management. Originally from Cincinnati, she came to Abilene in 1990 after living in Japan and the Philippines. Prior to joining Tigé, she worked in accounting and business management for several companies in Ohio and Abilene, earning numerous achievement awards and professional certifications.

As controller, Knight will provide fiscal leadership for Tigé by continuing to exercise tight internal financial controls and implementing high efficiency standards. She will also play a key role in the company's budgeting and financial forecasting.

"Kimberly has proven to be a relentless financial steward for Tigé during the past two years," Tigé CEO Charlie Pigeon said in a statement. "During this tough economic period, her focus and resourcefulness has helped Tigé to maintain and even strengthen our excellent financial position. Kimberly and the rest of the management team are a big reason that Tigé is, to my knowledge, the only inboard company that has not had to shut down production during recent months."

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