Changing Places

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The Hacker Boat Co. appointed Bryan Lewis as a sales associate in its new showroom at Silver Bay on Lake George, N.Y.

Lewis previously performed numerous production and restoration tasks at the company’s restoration facility in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Before those roles he had been in commercial real estate since 1995.

He has held a 100-ton captain’s license since 1980.

Lewis started restoring boats when he was young, and he has owned several boats. For 25 years, he lived on a 52-foot yacht while he did carpentry work, surveyed wooden boats and/or handled delivery of boats along the East Coast.

“Bryan’s multifaceted background and skill set make him an excellent choice to represent Hacker-Craft, both in sales and customer contact roles. His extensive boating experience gives him immediate credibility with prospective buyers and customers,” company president and CEO George Badcock said in a statement.

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Summit Marine Sales will add Brian Robinson in a partnership role, effective Sept. 1, the company announced.

Robinson comes from Lenco Marine Inc., where he served many roles in engineering and product development. Prior to that, he was national OEM sales manager for the Marinco Recreational Group. His marine experience also includes time as a manufacturer’s representative.

He was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone and is bilingual in Spanish and English. He holds degrees in business management and electro-mechanical technologies.

“Brian’s ability to provide in-depth technical sales and service, coupled with his natural enthusiasm, provides a perfect fit to the philosophy that drives Summit Marine Sales,” company president Marcus Bailey said in a statement. “We are fortunate to gain such an accomplished and motivated partner as Summit continues to grow.”

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