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Charles Industries Ltd. announced that David Wyrick joined the company as business unit director of Charles' Marine & Industrial Group, a leading provider of AC and DC electrical systems and solutions for marine and industrial applications.

Wyrick will be charged with the development, implementation and execution of strategic product road maps; specification and justification of future product development; life-cycle management of existing marine and industrial products; and oversight of business unit engineering resources.

His prior experience includes product development and design, marketing, manufacturing and business strategies focused on stored energy solutions. He joined Charles from GNB Industrial Power/Exide Technologies, where he held positions that included national accounts manager and senior product manager, and product management roles for energy systems solutions and industrial flooded products.

“Dave's knowledge of stored energy solutions and his extensive experience with product design, development and management will be invaluable to growing Charles' Marine & Industrial Business Unit,” Charles Industries senior VP and COO Robert Novak said in a statement.

Wyrick holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Management. He will be based at Charles Industries' corporate headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Ill.

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Palladium Technologies named Fred Mayer to its sales team.

As the new senior sales consultant, Mayer brings more than two decades of marine industry experience from many diverse arenas. His responsibilities will include working closely with Palladium’s customers by providing integrated solutions for their yachts, along with developing new customer relations.

“His knowledge of the technical aspects of marine electronics, navigation and project management makes him a perfect fit for Palladium’s total integration approach,” company president Mike Blake said in a statement.


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