Changing Places

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Si-Tex announced that marine electronics industry veteran Chris Harley joined its sales team, representing the company's full line of sounders, autopilots, radar, chart plotters, AIS and more to marine electronics dealers across New England.


Harley brings experience in the marine electronics industry and the New England market. He has his own marine rep firm, C. Harley Marketing, but will be working in support of KNJ Marine Marketing, Si-Tex's existing rep group for the Northeast.

Effective immediately, he will be the primary contact for KNJ Marine Marketing accounts in New England.

Harley's 30-plus years of experience in the industry includes five years as marketing manager for Raytheon's Apelco line before forming his own rep group.

His list of past and present clients includes Furuno USA; Aqualuma Underwater Lights; Comrod Antennas; GMPCS Satellite Communications; OceanView Technologies Thermal Cameras; and VEI Marine Displays.

"We're very pleased to have a savvy industry veteran like Chris representing our products and our company to customers across New England," Si-Tex vice president/sales Allen Schneider said in a statement. "He understands our rapidly changing technology and the specialized needs of the New England boating market. With his experience and the support of KNJ Marine Marketing, we truly have the best of both worlds working for us."

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Amy Wachmann joined Northrop & Johnson as a charter manager, based in Fort Lauderdale.

Wachmann is from Juneau, Alaska, where she grew up working on boats and later on yachts. Working on several large yachts for five years, she has cruised the world. She has been to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Hawaii, Mexico and Alaska.

Wachmann started a yacht agency for luxury yachts cruising Alaskan waters and ran it for seven years.

She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Oregon.


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