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Unified Marine named Curt Jarson vice president.

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Jarson will be in charge of managing day-to-day operations and furthering the growth of the Unified brand. His responsibilities in the management arena are to optimize company performance by utilizing ISO standards in interdepartmental organization.

Jarson is a marine- and trailer-industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. His background includes serving in director of sales and marketing positions at several marine corporations.

"We are extremely pleased to have Curt on board," CEO David Nirenberg said in a statement. "His extensive background in the marine and trailer industries will make him a valuable member of our team as we continue to adamantly pursue our professional goals."

Unified Marine has been developing marine and trailer products since 1984.

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Precision Propeller Industries appointed Richie Rodgers sales and marketing manager, a move designed to strengthen the company's reach as it grows.

"Richie understands both the saltwater and freshwater markets. His knowledge and years of experience in marine marketing and sales make him a very valuable asset for us as we expand our business," general manager Bill Boehman said in a statement.

Rodgers, who has been in the marine industry for more than 16 years, was most recently national sales and marketing manager for Century Boats. Prior to that, he served as customer service manager for Century. He also worked in a variety of customer service, sales and brand-management positions for such builders as Champion, Stratos, Javelin, Astro and Pro Craft.

Rodgers graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., with a degree in management and human relations.

Precision Propeller opened in 1969 as a prop repair company. In 1980, it began producing custom propellers. Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. purchased the assets of Precision Propeller Inc. in July 2008 and formed Precision Propeller Industries Inc.

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