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Balmar, a manufacturer of marine DC charging system products, appointed Steve Gamman as the company's president.

Gamman, who has served as the company's general manager and lead product designer, will replace founder William Montgomery at Balmar's helm.

Gamman has been a part of the Balmar staff for much of the company's 37-year history.

"Steve has been a part of the Balmar family since our early days in Seattle's waterfront Ballard neighborhood," Montgomery said in a statement. "As an active member of Seattle's small community who pioneered modern smart-charging technology, Steve has been a major contributor toward changing the way we take care of marine batteries. We're fortunate to have Steve take on leadership of the Balmar team, and we expect great success on his part."

In addition to its role in the marine industry, Balmar offers products for over-the-road trucking, luxury RVs and the military.

Balmar, a division of Ballard Commercial Industries Inc., is a privately held company based in Arlington, Wash.

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Legendary Marina Management, a division of Legendary Marine, appointed Pam Lendzion its director of marina development. She will be responsible for the research and business development of third-party marina management opportunities.

Prior to joining Legendary, Lendzion served as CEO of MarineTec Management Co. She previously helped Marinas International develop its third-party management division and also served as chief operating officer of Vinings Marine Group. An active boater, she holds a 100-ton Coast Guard Masters License.

Lendzion is president of the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, incoming chairwoman of the Marine Industry Training and Education Council and an International Marina Institute faculty member, teaching leadership skills to marina and boatyard managers.

She is a member of the IMBC steering committee and editorial board and a past president of the Marine Industries Association of Northeast Florida.

"We are very pleased to work with Pam in this newly created position," Legendary Marine managing partner Fred Pace said in a statement. "Our experienced and seasoned team is well positioned to grow this new aspect of our operations, and Pam certainly brings plenty of experience and enthusiasm to help move us forward as we target, develop and tap emerging opportunities."

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