Changing Places

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Alexander Marine, manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, added new personnel and new stores, the company announced.

Joe Ahladis is now executive vice president of sales, overseeing the North American market. Ray Prokorym is now the vice president of sales for the Western region and Oscar Losada is the new vice president of sales for the Eastern region.

Losada joined Ocean Alexander following a merger between Yacht-Direct and Ocean Alexander of Florida. The merger also led to the creation of new offices in Miami, Panama and Puerto Rico.

The company is also expanding on the West Coast with a new sales office in Newport Beach, Calif., and the hiring of JR Wills as a senior yacht consultant for this location.

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Bob Chew joined Albury Brothers Boats to handle sales, marketing and overseeing production at its Florida operation.

Chew's background includes retail boat sales and management, sportfish yacht brokerage experience, wholesale boat sales, as well as senior management positions with companies such as Polar Boats/Godfrey Marine, Twin Vee Catamarans, and most recently Seaswirl Boats/Genmar Industries

"Five years ago, a respected industry veteran told me Bob Chew would be the best addition our team could have," company president Jeff Lichterman said in a statement. "We are fortunate to have him".

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