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Changing Places

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YachtWorld.com and Boats.com appointed Jeff Moore as U.S. sales director.

Moore was formerly the vice president and west group manager for Cox Auto Trader/Auto Mart, where he managed the sales revenues for both Auto Mart and Auto Mercado online and print operations.

Moore helped launch Automercado.com, a Spanish language automotive Web site. He also was instrumental in the launch of Automart.com, a dealer-only Web site.

"We are indeed fortunate to have been able to tempt a manager of Jeff's caliber and experience to join our team," said Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager of YachtWorld.com and Boats.com, in a statement. "His sales management skills and strategic abilities will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow and develop our sales teams, who these days are much more regionally located, in order to meet our clients' needs and requirements."

Atkins also announced that Michael Dahl was promoted to the new role of director of OEM and dealer programs and will be leading sales initiatives in these key strategic areas of product development programs.

YachtWorld.com and Boats.com, and Soundings Publications, are divisions of Dominion Enterprises.

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Independent Boat Builders Inc. named Rick Tinker of Skier's Choice as its new chairman of the board of directors. He fills the seat of retiring chairman Owen Maxwell of Regulator Marine.

The IBBI board includes JP Hoyer of Bennington Marine; Joe Bryant of Bryant Boats; Steve Heese of Chris-Craft; Peter Truslow of EdgeWater; Scott Deal of Maverick; Owen Maxwell of Regulator; and Tinker.

IBBI recently held its 20th annual shareholders meeting via a webinar. Member-owners were updated on various projects as well as goals and objectives for IBBI for the future.

The next event for IBBI will be the annual Purchasing Meeting and Vendor Expo in March.

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