Changing Places

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Tigé Boats named Chris Crysdale as its director of dealer development.

Crysdale brings 20 years of inboard sales experience to Tigé, most recently as national sales manager with Malibu Boats.

“Chris is an excellent addition to our team,” company president Rick Correll said in a statement. “It’s a part of creating the complete package — launching of the 2012 lineup, adding a new 23-foot design to our model mix, developing new dealers and increasing market share world wide, and our recent award of the seventh consecutive year of excellence in customer satisfaction — all indicate we’re moving in the right direction with our product, our customers and our dealer network.”

Tige Boats builds high-end, multisport inboard boats distributed through a worldwide network of dealerships.

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Tipton Design and Engineering, which designs, engineers and manufactures products for the marine, energy and home products industries, welcomed marine engineer Troy Hatcher to the engineering services team.

Based at the Cleveland office, Hatcher will manage the development of products and machinery using 3-D modeling and simulation tools. His knowledge of high-tech software allows TiptonDE to have the ability to reduce the time it takes to get products to market and improve the performance of complex parts and equipment.

He previously worked as a data engineering specialist at a hospital and as a track car build assistant at Totten Racing. He assisted in the design of custom one-off fabrication and built modification in the automotive industry.

Hatcher has a mechanical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University.

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