Changing Places

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Mid Atlantic Marine Group named John Dennison its new sales director.

Prior to joining Mid Atlantic, Dennison was at Selene Annapolis Yachts, completing sales and handling marketing, brokerage, consulting and project management functions for the trawler company.

His also spent more than three years as a broker at Little Harbor Yacht Brokers in Fort Lauderdale, five years as a service and production manager for the Selene line at Ted Hood's Portsmouth Marine in Rhode Island and more than 18 years as the owner of Lone Star Marine Services in Fort Lauderdale.

Dennison has captained private power- and sailing yachts up to 125 feet and was the captain of a 148-foot oceanographic research vessel that he ran for a year from West Africa to the United States. He was also the skipper on Alan Bond's Southern Cross II during the 1983 America's Cup.

He has a Florida broker's license and is based at Mid Atlantic Marine Group's office in Annapolis, Md.

"I feel confident that our growing presence in the Mid Atlantic and the Northeast will allow us to reach a higher standard of service for our current clientele ... and to offer our services to a wider market of yacht owners and potential yacht buyers as we successfully grow our sales force, despite the trying economic times in the maritime industry," said Michael Ladas, owner and managing partner of Mid Atlantic Marine Group, in a statement.