Changing Places


765 Yachts & 765 Boats Inc. appointed Greg Para its director of U.S. sales.

He will be responsible for developing the company's U.S. network of professional yacht brokers, along with other marketing and distribution channels for the 765 Yachts brand.

Para brings sales management, sales training, motivational speaking and leadership skills that he accrued over a 15-year period working with Fortune 500 companies. He also served in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1989. He remains an active Reserve officer.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Greg about five years ago. He immediately struck me as being that rare person whose honesty, integrity and character are above reproach," company president Brent Leathwood said in a statement. "It was readily apparent that he was an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur who brings a wide variety of managerial experiences, business accomplishments, high energy and enthusiasm to the table."

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