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Changing Places

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Gary Potter, vice president and general manager of EZ Loader Custom Boat Trailers, was elected to the 2010 executive board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers.

Potter will serve as the treasurer of the NATM board.

He has been with EZ Loader since 1995 and associated with the marine industry for more than 30 years. Potter also serves on the board of the directors of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance for more than 20 years. The association represents 437 U.S. trailer manufacturers in 45 states.

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YachtWorld.com appointed Tracy Hess as regional sales manager for south Florida.

Most recently a regional manager for Boston Magazine, Hess previously held a similar position for nearly five years with Power & Motoryacht magazine.

"We are thrilled to have Tracy onboard," said Jason White, director of business development for YachtWorld.com, in a statement. "Her knowledge of the South Florida market is extensive and she has a track record of adding value to the clients she works with. In addition, Tracy has a proven ability in providing creative marketing solutions."

Seattle-based YachtWorld.com offers more than 114,000 brokerage boats worldwide from more than 2,500 yacht brokerage houses and 10,000 individual yacht brokers in 100 countries.

YachtWorld.com and Soundings Trade Only are divisions of Dominion Enterprises.


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