Changing Places

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Nv-Charts, a global supplier of precision charting products for mariners and cruising sailors, appointed Capt. Michael Martel as manager of its U.S. office in Newport, R.I.


Martel is a lifelong sailor and Coast-Guard licensed Master familiar with local waters, as well as many areas on the Eastern Seaboard covered by Nv-Charts, as well as the Caribbean. He has a background in sales and marketing and is a frequent contributor to Points East magazine and other marine publications.

“We’re pleased to welcome Mike to the Nv-Charts team,” chief hydrographer Hasko Scheidt said in a statement. “He will be responsible for making Nv-Charts known and available in the U.S. marketplace to pleasure boaters of power and sail, cruisers and charters, long-distance passagemakers and every mariner who wants the very best in reliable, precision charting products.”

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Fishhound, a comprehensive, Web-based provider of real-time fishing reports by professional anglers, licensed guides and charter captains, announced that Jon Storm, formerly of BassFan, joined its team as content director.

“Jon brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise from companies that matter in our industry and we’re excited to have him join our team,” CEO Richard Marks said in a statement. “Our vision is not to reproduce another BassFan. Our plan is to move the entire industry forward by leveraging our local market presence to connect anglers with brands, businesses and localized content.”

Prior to Fishhound, Storm’s 15-year career in the fishing industry included a seven-year tenure as editor-in-chief of BassFan, preceded by editorial positions at Bass West USA and North American Fisherman, as well as Game Informer.


Suzuki sponsoring TV show

Mike Frisch, host of Fishing the Midwest television series, announced that Suzuki would be the exclusive outboard motor of the show.

Sea Tow Foundation appoints new directors

The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation has announced the return of Gail R. Kulp as executive director. Michael Wesolowski, the former executive director, is now the director of external affairs.