Bonnier's sailing titles promoted two longtime staff members.
Ted Ruegg was promoted to advertising director for Cruising World and Michael Tamulaites was promoted to advertising director for Sailing World.
“I am delighted to announce these well-deserved promotions,” group publisher Sally Helme said in a statement. ”Ted and Michael share a passionate commitment to sailing and the sailing industry, and they have the creativity and strategic vision needed to move our brands forward in partnership with our clients. As ad directors, they will lead the sales and marketing efforts for Cruising World and Sailing World across all channels, including print, digital, Web and events.”
Ruegg is a lifelong sailor who started with Sailing World in 1987. He has been Cruising World and Sailing World’s regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic and southern Europe for more than a decade and was named ad director for Sailing World in 2007. Active in the marine industry, he has served on the board of the Maryland Marine Trades Association for 10 years and was its president in 2004-2005.
For 15 years he has served on the planning committee for the US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar held annually at the U.S. Naval Academy. A member of the Severn (Md.) Sailing Association and the Annapolis Yacht Club, Ruegg is an active racer and cruiser. He raced in Charleston Race Week, the Annapolis NOOD Regatta and Block Island Race Week this past season.
Tamulaites has been a boater since he was 10. His passion for competitive sailing led to the sailing teams at Tulane University and Old Dominion University and to an Olympic Finn campaign for the 1988 Games, finishing in the upper half at the trials.
Other than two short stints at boatbuilders, he has been on the staff since he began his professional career. He moved from editorial to the sales side at Cruising World and Sailing World, where he most recently served as regional sales manager for New England and northern Europe.
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Rulefinder.net hired Kate Holden as its new sales and marketing representative.
She will work with company founders Marnix Hoekstra and Wieger de Wit to expand international sales and marketing of Rulefinder.net’s online compliance library to the marine industry.
Holden, who maintains an office in Portland, Maine, brings a strong background in marine sales, marketing and customer relations. Most recently she spent 11 years at WoodenBoat Publications, publishers of WoodenBoat magazine and Professional BoatBuilder magazine and co-producers of IBEX.