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Nautical instrument maker Weems & Plath announced the promotion of Chelsea Mahoney to the sales department as a special markets manager. Mahoney is responsible for all corporate and special market sales on a national level.

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She joined Weems & Plath as marketing coordinator in October 2010 and was recently promoted in September.

Hailing from Oxford, Md., Mahoney graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in English literature. After graduation she worked in commercial real estate in Boston before returning to Maryland in 2010.

“Chelsea has learned a lot over the past year and she has proven her ability to manage projects and to be an effective communicator. I know our special market customers will enjoy working with her very much,” Weems & Plath president Peter Trogdon said.

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Bristol, R.I.-based GMT Composites Inc. named Jonathan Craig its new director of sales and marketing.

Craig, who has more than a decade of experience in composites with Fiberspar Inc., will look to grow GMT's marine business, increase brand awareness with new marketing initiatives and expand GMT's industrial applications.

"Of course, our goals are to increase business, both in our core marine and industrial categories and find new areas of opportunity, but we place a premium on our high standards of quality, customer service and customization,” said David Schwartz, president of GMT Composites. “Jonathan's sales and marketing experience are a great benefit to achieving our goals. He has a deep interest and experience in the marine category and has developed multiple sales channels, but he also has the dedicated focus on the customer that will make him an important part of our team."

A graduate of Emory University, Craig and his wife live with their two children in Mattapoisett, Mass. A lifelong boater, he grew up sailing on Buzzards Bay and enjoys being on the water under sail or power.

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