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Changing Places

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Nautic Global Group announced that former Rinker president Kim Slocum left the company to pursue other interests.

Slocum held many roles with Rinker since he joined the company in 1977, from production worker to president. Most recently, he had been on special assignment for the company, assisting with quality and product development.

“We wish Kim all the best with his new endeavors,” Nautic Global Group CEO Mike Kitson said in a statement. “Very few people can say that they’ve been with any single organization for 35 years and we thank Kim for his service to the company.”

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Northrop & Johnson announced two new staff members.

Karina Lopez was named marketing director. Based in Fort Lauderdale, she will oversee marketing across the entire group, including sales, charter, charter management, yacht management and crew services.

Lopez began her career with South Florida real estate developer The Related Group. She later joined the opening team of the Viceroy Hotel in Miami. Lopez then ventured into the financial field and continued her communications and marketing career with Bayview Asset Management, a mortgage investment firm based in Coral Gables, Fla.

She holds an M.B.A. in international business, with a specialization in international marketing, from the University of Miami.

John Jay Mouligné joined the company as a sales broker.

After completing his studies at Norwich University, he spent several years in the political and defense-related fields before deciding to combine his lifelong passion for yachting with his work. Although Mouligné is a newcomer to Northrop & Johnson, he has been around the water his entire life — from competitive, offshore shorthanded sailing to cruising the Caribbean.

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Cannons Marina, of Longboat Key, Fla., added Capt. Mike Adams to its sales team. He will specialize in Jupiter boat sales and yacht brokerage.

“We're just thrilled to bring Mike on board here. He's got great energy, and his experience as a captain gives him such vast knowledge of boating and fishing. It's all-around an added bonus for our customers,” Cannons Marina owner David Miller said in a statement.

Adams has captained yachts up to 110 feet in the waters of the southeastern United States and internationally from the Bahamas to Central America. He also has done vessel orientation for new owners of boats ranging from 18-foot fishing boats to 78-foot yachts.

Adams was the general manager and yacht broker specialist of Riviera Dunes Marina, of Palmetto, Fla., for the past 12 years. At Riviera Dunes, he helped to custom-build more than 40 Jupiter boats and assisted yacht brokerage clients in transactions throughout the Southeast.

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