Changing Places

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Morris Yachts announced the hiring of Will Ratcliff as the company’s first director of service operations. The position is responsible for ensuring maximum efficiency in the company’s service operations.

“Will’s contribution to Morris Yachts over the years has been significant. As general manager for the past five years his strong leadership has kept the company aligned and forging ahead, even through the recent global economic troubles,” company president Cuyler Morris said in a statement.

Ratcliff started working for Morris Yachts in 1988. Prior to his role as general manager he worked in production roles in the company’s manufacturing facilities, where he held positions such as production manager, service manager and head of systems and deck hardware. He is experienced as a line carpenter and rigger.

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Port Supply hired Jimmie Brickhouse as its territory manager for eastern North Carolina.

A 15-year industry veteran, Brickhouse is responsible for promoting and increasing the market share of Port Supply’s inventory to customers that include custom boatbuilders, boatyards, marinas, production boatbuilders and new-boat dealers.

Based in the Outer Banks, N.C., Brickhouse joins Port Supply from the Virginia- based distributor Paxton Co.

“Jimmie brings with him a wealth of marine experience, contacts and a level of professionalism that is world-class,” Bob Cox, market team manager for Port Supply, said in a statement.


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