Changing Places


Intellian named marine electronics marketing veteran Paul Comyns vice president of global marketing. In his new role, Comyns will drive worldwide awareness, messaging and positioning for Intellian and its line of satellite TV, VSAT communication and Fleetbroadband antennas.

"We are very pleased to have Paul as a member of the Intellian team," company president Eric Sung said in a statement. "With over two decades of worldwide marine marketing experience in both the recreational and commercial market segments, he is primed to leverage our tremendous growth over the last few years and elevate the Intellian brand to a whole new level."

Comyns, who is based in Seattle, has more than 25 years of marketing experience, spanning three countries, in the marine electronics industry. Prior to joining Intellian, he served in marketing roles for PYI, Navico (Simrad and B&G) and Robertson.

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Everglades Boats named Bryan Harris vice president of sales and marketing.

"We are very excited to have Bryan back with us here at Everglades," company president Stephen Dougherty said in a statement. "Bryan was, in part, responsible for much of the success that Everglades has gained over the years."

Harris was involved with the company when it was a start-up and he was vice president of sales and marketing when Everglades won an innovation award in 2005.

Harris has been in the industry for more than 24 years in many aspects, including wholesale and retail sales. He formerly served as Western regional sales manager at Mariah Boats.


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