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Changing Places

Paul Wohlrab, a marine industry veteran with more than 35 years experience, was selected to lead the sales effort for Jerry's Marine Service.

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With facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Charleston, S.C., and Lakewood, N.J., Jerry's Marine Service is a leading engine and related-parts distributor serving the East Coast of the United States.

"Paul brings a world of sales management experience and a fresh approach to our market," said Jon Lewis, president of Jerry's Marine Service, in a statement. "His years of executive expertise with manufacturers will help us to view our market with improved focus."

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Vicem Yachts A/S, a leading Turkish builder of luxury classic motoryachts and megayachts, appointed Barry Bailey as the latest addition to its international sales team.

Based out of Queensland, Australia, Bailey will be the company's Asia-Pacific regional representative, concentrating on new and brokerage sales across the company's three model lines - the Classic Series, Cruiser Series and Sportfish Series.

"The Asia-Pacific region holds great potential for Vicem," Vicem CEO Alberto Perrone Da Zara said in a statement. "Barry's experience and knowledge of the yachting clientele in the region will be valuable assets to raise our profile, build the Vicem brand and drive our expansion plans in this growth market."

Bailey has nearly 30 years of experience in the marine manufacturing and retail industries.

As co-founder of Maritime Consultants & Management in Hong Kong, he handled large yacht construction and management contracts worldwide. Through MCM, he formed an affiliation with Brunswick Corp. as a sales and marketing consultant, identifying and establishing dealers throughout the Asia-Pacific region for Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Baja brands. This eventually led to his appointment as the company's Asia-Pacific manager of operations in 2000.

Prior to joining Vicem Yachts, Barry spent the last four years handling international sales for Cobalt Boats, Grady White and Sumerset Houseboats.

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Aqua Signal Corp., of Cary, Ill., appointed Doug Rhodes national OEM sales manager.

Rhodes is an industry veteran with diversified experience of more than 20 years in the marine industry, having last served 10 years as a sales representative for the Charles Perry Group representing Aqua Signal among other product lines.

Prior to the Charles Perry group, Doug worked with Sealand Technology as the OEM sales manager.

"Doug's experience is an asset to the company and we are well-positioned to gain additional market share," said Alena Heede, executive vice president and general manager, in a statement.

Aqua Signal is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of navigation lights, interior lights and sound signal devices, serving the marine OEM and aftermarket since 1868.

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