Changing Places


Tom Latham joined Aluminum Chambered Boats as director of operations.

Latham has more than 14 years of industry experience. He has served in management positions for several companies in the manufacturing and retail sectors.

Latham has a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University.

"Aluminum Chambered Boats builds exceptionally high-quality, tough and trial-tested aluminum boats," he said in a statement. "ACB has many untapped opportunities and I am proud to be a part of the day-to-day operations, as well as the challenges that come with penetrating such diverse markets within the government, commercial, law enforcement and recreational categories."

Aluminum Chambered Boats is based in Bellingham, Wash.

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Harborage Yacht Club & Marina general manager Gary Guertin is a new member of the Association of Marina Industries' legislative committee.

The 15-member committee, which is selected by a nominating committee, meets three times a year with the association's board of directors to pinpoint key regulatory and legislative issues.

The next meeting takes place in May in Washington, D.C.

Guertin has dedicated more than 30 years to the tourism, marine and sportfishing industries. He is a past vice president and board member of the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast and currently serves as the chairman of the Martin County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Dave Morel, publisher of Bonnier's Salt Water Sportsman, added another title to his name - publisher of Sport Fishing.

Morel has led Salt Water Sportsman for the last two years. His primary responsibilities will be to create and implement strategic plans, oversee advertising programs and lead the sales team.

"Because of the synergy between the two brands and the collective strength of promoting the brands together, it's natural for one person to lead these two great magazines," Scott Salyers, group publisher of Bonnier's four fishing titles, said in a statement. "Dave's knowledge of the marine industry and the publishing business will help clearly define the brands to our marine partners."

Morel has more than 23 years of marine industry experience. He returned to the world's largest saltwater fishing title two years ago after working for Center Console Angler, where he was one of the founders and served as publisher.

He had been associate publisher of Salt Water Sportsman for more than four years beginning in 1998, and has worked for various marine magazines and marine manufacturers, including Wellcraft Marine and Volvo Penta.

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Metal Shark Boats named industry veteran Brian Johnston as the company's director of communications.

He assumes responsibility for Metal Shark's advertising and public relations activities, as well as associate and industry communications. In addition to his role with Metal Shark, Johnston will continue to serve as principal at Bonefish Communications.

"Brian's diverse experience in the marine industry, coupled with his reputation among media peers, makes him the perfect choice for this position," said Chris Allard, president, Metal Shark Boats, in a statement. "We're looking forward to great success with Brian heading up our communications efforts."

Metal Shark is a subsidiary of Gravois Aluminum Boats.


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