Changing Places

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McMurdo Ltd., a company of the Orolia Group, appointed David Duffin as its European sales manager.

Duffin will handle sales of the McMurdo and Kannad Marine brands of commercial and leisure marine safety products throughout Russia, North Africa and the European region.

Duffin spent more than 10 years at yacht and powerboat importer Sea Ventures, where he became a director, responsible for the overall marketing strategy in the U.K. for brands such as Jeanneau, Aquador and Sabre Yachts. He also had overall responsibility for the commissioning and equipping of many new yachts and powerboats each year.

Most recently, he was sales manager at Oval Stainless, responsible for key accounts within the U.K. marine sector such as Sunseeker, RNLI and Fairline. He also was responsible for business development within the Europe wide superyacht sector.

"We are very happy to have David as part of our expanding sales team," sales director Ross Wilkinson said in a statement. "David's experience will assist us in securing the growth opportunities in the European region."

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Grande Yachts International added Tommy Marsellas to its service department.

Marsellas brings 26 years of experience as a marine technician. He has certifications in Yamaha Marine, Indmar Marine and Mastercraft Boats.

He comes to the company from Bay Water Sports, where he was service manager for eight years.

Grande Yachts International is based in Grasonville, Md.

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