Changing Places

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Imtra, a manufacturer and importer of marine products, announced that Eric Braitmayer will fill the new position of chief operating officer.

Braitmayer, currently vice president of marketing, was named second in command to the CEO, effective immediately. He also will retain his current responsibilities.

“Eric was selected by the board because of his capable leadership and desire,” Imtra president and CEO Nat Bishop said in a statement. “I have had the good fortune of working with a strong management team, and Eric’s enthusiasm and foresight is invaluable. He has suggested successful new strategies and tactics, been instrumental in Imtra’s approach to technology and is able to elevate his co-workers’ abilities to a higher level.”

An employee since 1988, Braitmayer has played a key role in shaping Imtra’s strategic direction. Serving as the company’s marketing vice president since 1997, he has actively spearheaded new business efforts, partnership development, marketing and sales initiatives.

He is a board member and a member of the executive committee for both Sail America and the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth, Mass.

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Lewmar recently named Nigel Smith head of design.

“We are delighted to have Nigel joining the Lewmar team as head of design,” company CEO Peter Tierney said in a statement. “He comes with great experience as design manager from a very well respected and successful company within our sector. I am confident he will add greatly to the development of the business in his new role heading up our design group.”

Smith has received numerous design awards and accolades. He has a wealth of experience within the leisure marine industry and combines this with a broad range of knowledge obtained within senior design roles at leading design consultancies, the company said.