Changing Places

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Donovan Marine named Steve Williams and Marcus Carpenter to its outside sales team, the company announced.

Williams comes to the position with more than 32 years of experience as a marine distributor representative and will cover northern Texas.

“I knew the management at Donovan and wanted to become a part of the team,” Williams said in a statement. “I believe in taking care of my customers and this company is going to help me do just that.”

Carpenter comes to Donovan after years in the boat business on the retail and distributor side.

“I’m excited to bring west and east Texas, plus parts of Louisiana, the support Donovan can help me deliver,” Carpenter added. “With warehouses all over the Southeast and the overall corporate vision of these guys, I know I can better service my customers at every level of the sales process.”

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CDI Electronics, a supplier of outboard ignition components, named Jason Scruggs its business development manager.

Scruggs comes to CDI from Brunswick Corp., where he held management positions in sales and marketing at several boat brands during the last 10 years. He was most recently the marketing manager at Bayliner.

“Jason is an avid boater and fisherman whose enthusiasm for the marine business, along with his experience and qualifications, will certainly bring a new level of service to support our growing worldwide customer base,” CDI said in a statement.


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