Changing Places

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Lewmar appointed Rob Crowe as its new aftermarket sales manager.

Based in Havant, England, Crowe will lead the aftermarket distribution sales team, supporting current Lewmar distributors and working to expand the global network.

Crowe has more than 19 years of experience in the marine industry, mainly in OEM sales and distribution roles. He most recently was U.K. territory manager for Ronstan UK.

"Rob's experience of manufacture, retail and distribution to the marine aftermarket will be invaluable as he directs the strategy and expansion of the aftermarket business," Lewmar sales and marketing director Matt Johnston said.

Crowe replaces Jonathan Marriott, who left Lewmar to pursue a career in the information technology industry.

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Unified Marine named Brad Sievert research and development operations manager. He will oversee the manufacturing, packaging, and research and development departments at the Newport, Tenn.-based company's new facility in Bonita Springs, Fla.

His responsibilities will include leading the research and development department in continuously developing innovative new products for customers and expanding the company's initiative to use more sustainable packaging methods and materials for its products.