Ralph Naranjo joined Sail magazine as electronics editor.
A sailor and technical writer with considerable experience in the marine industry, he is the author of several books and brings a wealth of sailing experience. As electronics editor, Naranjo will focus on establishing a new direction in Sail's coverage of electronic navigation and communications.
"We're delighted to have Ralph working with Sail," editor-in-chief Peter Nielsen said in a statement. "His in-depth knowledge of sailing and navigation, as well as his strong technical experience, will be key factors in our coverage of marine electronics and the way they are used by today's sailor."
Naranjo, who is based in the Annapolis, Md., area, circumnavigated with his family aboard his Ericson 41, Wind Shadow. He has been involved in the marine industry for many years, including serving as technical editor of Cruising World for 10 years, managing a full-service boatyard, and acting as Vanderstar Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy for a decade.
Outgoing electronics editor Tim Bartlett will continue to write for Sail as a contributing editor and will continue as the electronics editor for Power & Motoryacht.
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Intellian named marine electronics sales veteran Sean Hatherley as its vice president of sales. In his new role, Hatherley will drive the sales growth of the company's extensive line of satellite TV antenna, VSAT and Inmarsat FB systems.
"We are very pleased to welcome Sean to the Intellian team," company president Eric Sung said in a statement. "I have known him for years and have always respected his work ethic and business savvy. We have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and I am confident in Sean's ability to help us realize even greater success and growth in the future."
Hatherley has more than 20 years of experience in the marine electronics market. Starting his career in England with Autohelm, he relocated to the United States to work with Raytheon Marine and Raymarine in service, technical support and increasing levels of sales roles, including manager for Central and South America, Canada and national OEM sales.
Most recently, Hatherley was the director of OEM sales for Navico where he was responsible for developing the companies' OEM marine electronics market, as well as overseeing sales and support efforts to boat manufacturers.
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Peters & May USA recently announced new office locations, as well as new personnel.
The company moved its Chicago-area office to Itasca, Ill. The new address is: 127 North Walnut Street, Suite 100, Itasca, IL 60143.
Peters & May USA also recently opened an office in Fort Lauderdale.
Anna Colavitti came on board as operations manager in the Chicago-area office where she makes a return to the business. She was formerly employed by Air & Ocean Shipping, the company that Peters & May purchased when it moved into the central U.S. market, but she then moved on to Sentek International.
Christina Robert joins Peters & May USA as a key account handler. She previously worked in marketing and international sales at Chris-Craft.
Tim Allen, who previously worked as a charter captain, is Peters & May USA's newest junior account handler.