Changing Places


Kent Barnekov, who recently retired as president of the Robinson Terminal Warehouse Co., was named executive director of the Alexandria (Va.) Seaport Foundation.

The appointment is effective March 1, when the former executive director, Joe Youcha, becomes director of the foundation's Building to Teach program.

Through the building and use of wooden boats, the foundation, located on the Potomac River in Alexandria, helps at-risk youths turn their lives around and provides families, community groups and schools with meaningful educational, social and recreational experiences.

Full-time apprentices earn GEDs and prepare for a career in the building trades. The latest additions to the program include vocational training in green construction, a summer program and an after-school program.

Barnekov has been a member of the Seaport Foundation's board for six years and most recently was chairman of the development committee. He brings to his new role strong fiscal management skills, an intimate knowledge of the foundation's mission and goals and a passion for working with the community's at-risk youth.

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Oceanair Marine Ltd. named Brian Clark its new U.S. sales and marketing manager.

Clark had been director of sales and marketing at Morbern Inc., a maker of decorative vinyl upholstery fabrics. He will develop and implement a new growth strategy for England-based Oceanair's Northern and Southern American markets.

"We are truly delighted to welcome Brian on board," said Ian Howarth, Oceanair sales and marketing director. "Having successfully assumed responsibility for our U.S.-based office in Vermont, I am confident that both he and his team will be able to deliver an unparalleled service."


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Its Corpus Christi outfit is rescuing turtles that were affected by the deep freeze in Texas.