Changing Places

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Chaparral and Robalo boats recently named Paul Cherney vice president of marketing.

Cherney joins Chaparral after working with MarineMax and Brunswick Corp., where he led Meridian Yachts as vice president and general manager before moving to Hatteras and Cabo as the vice president of sales, marketing and customer service.

“I am pleased to have Paul Cherney join our company. His 18 years of experience in the marine Industry will bring another credible perspective to our business as we continue to build our company for the future,” Chaparral and Robalo boats president Jim Lane said in a statement.

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Lewmar recently promoted Bob Stevens to quality manager.

Stevens joined the organization in 1996 as product marketing engineer. In 2009, he took on the additional responsibility of hardware product manager, and he was promoted to head of design in 2010.

“Bob’s wealth of experience in Lewmar’s product range, his organization skills and attention to detail will be key assets to the role and ensure that a new quality focus is built into every Lewmar product,” chairman and CEO Peter Tierney said in a statement.


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