Acclaimed marine industry photographer Forest Johnson was contracted to facilitate public relations activities for Bertram Yacht, the company reported.
In the late 1970s and early '80s, Johnson was the advertising and sales promotions manager, responsible for festivities during the 20th and 25th anniversary celebrations. January marks the 50th anniversary of Bertram and the marketing team chose to bring Johnson back.
He is a veteran with more than 1,500 magazine covers under his belt and his images continue to appear worldwide, earning numerous awards. Johnson is located in Fort Lauderdale and his geographical proximity to Bertram and vast knowledge of the product, sportfishing and the marine industry make him the best choice, the company said.
Johnson began his career at Bertram as regional sales manager for the northeast United States. Within two years he was the advertising manager. He resigned in 1986 to pursue a career in marine photography.
Johnson will continue to provide photography for clients in the marine industry.
"Handling public relations for Bertram and helping to plan their 50th anniversary should not affect taking care of my many valuable clients in their photographic and cinematography needs," he says.
Bertram Yacht is a brand in the Ferretti Group.
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Donovan Marine announced several new team members.
Sean Cassedy and Randolph Stephens will work in sales in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, serving the customer base from Annapolis, Md., to Norwich, Conn.
Cassedy is a former manager with Mercury Marine; Stephens is the former owner of OMC dealership Pulleys by Watermark Marine.
John Gammill also joins the company and will oversee northern Louisiana. He formerly worked in distribution for a major marine supplier.