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Sak Marine, the parent company of Caravelle Powerboats, Interceptor performance boats, Key Largo sportfishing boats, Clearwater sportfishing boats, Cape-Craft sportfishing boats, Coastal Skiffs and Sea Hawk offshore fishing boats appointed Jim Cascadden as the Northeast U.S. and Canada regional sales manager.

He was previously director of sales and marketing of the Luhrs Group and recently represented Pro-Line Boats and Donzi Marine as the Northeast and Canada regional sales manager.

In his new position he will oversee dealer acquisitions and dealer support for all Sak Marine brands within his territory.

“Jim has done an amazing job in the past bringing on new partners and helping his dealers grow to become more profitable. Given his history within the industry, I believe Jim is a great fit for our company and our direction of ‘Dealers First’,” company president Eugene Sak said in a statement.

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Teleflex Marine named Eric Hardin its aftermarket regional manager for the company’s Upper Midwest (Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska and the Dakotas) and Eastern Canadian territories.

Hardin also will be responsible for managing Teleflex Marine’s independent sales agencies, including Derema Midwest, Woodard & Co. and SGL.

An industry veteran, Hardin comes to Teleflex Marine from V&V Marine Products, a wholesale distributor of marine parts and accessories in Fort Worth, Texas. In his 18-year career with V&V, Hardin was a consistent contributor to the company’s growth and rose through the ranks to vice president.

“We have realigned our territories for better market focus. The expertise and focus of an experienced pro like Eric will allow us to grow our Teleflex, Sierra, Shields and Detwiler brands with our customers,” Teleflex Marine vice president of sales and marketing Tom Douglass said in a statement. “His proven sales and leadership skills add both strength and depth to our sales program. We're pleased to have him on the team.”

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Boats.com, a Dominion Marine Media business, named Lenny Rudow senior editor.

Rudow, who estimates that he has written more than 1,000 boat reviews, joins the editorial team at Boats.com and its sister sites (YachtWorld.com and BoatTrader.com) with print and online experience. That includes writing for more than 20 national and regional publications, working 12 years as an editor for Boating magazine and more recently serving as the editor of Earthsports.com, a startup fishing site.

“Lenny is an award-winning journalist and we’ve already worked with him for a couple years as a freelance writer and part-time editor,” editorial director John Burnham said in a statement. “Now we’re excited to have someone of his experience and enthusiasm fully devoted to our team. Whether we’re tackling boat tests, marine electronics or fishing there are few marine journalists with Lenny’s full range of knowledge, insight and creativity.”

The Boats.com editorial team now includes six full-time and part-time editors managing content on Boats.com and other Dominion Marine Media sites in the United States, the U.K. and Germany.

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