Changing Places


The Clean Marinas Program, the only privately administered program dedicated to maintaining environmentally sensitive marina and yachting facilities in the United States, named Rod Taylor as president of its board of directors.

Taylor, of Henderson, Nev., is the first Nevada resident to lead the organization, which began in California in 2004. He is regional vice president of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Forever Resorts, which operates more than 40 U.S. resorts and attractions, including several in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Taylor began his career in the marine industry at Lake Shasta in northern California in 1980. In 2001, he earned the designation of certified marina manager from the International Marina Institute. Working at Forever Resorts since 1995, Taylor manages multiple marina and resort properties, including Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina, Willow Beach Marina, Lake of the Ozarks Marina and Lake of the Ozarks State Park Marinas.

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Lumitec, a manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, hired Jonathan Falco as a design engineer for its Delray Beach, Fla., facility.

Falco graduated from Cornell University’s College of Engineering and brings more than 10 years of mechanical and aerospace engineering experience to Lumitec’s design team. Before he joined Lumitec, Falco was the principal design engineer at Array Connector, a vertically integrated maker of mil-spec electromechanical devices.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jon on board,” Lumitec president and founder John Kujawa said in a statement. “His deep technical expertise in the development and manufacture of electronic devices for extreme environments is an excellent complement to our team.”

Falco will join the design team of engineers and designers to take concepts from the whiteboard to the production floor. He will manage mechanical product components and contribute to the production of tools and fixtures related to production.


A Collective Voice Against Tariffs

Organizations in the E.U. and U.S. have issued a statement ahead of next week’s Brussels Summit urging for the termination of retaliatory tariffs.

ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns

The association’s online learning events will continue with “Fuel System Troubleshooting” on June 17.

Getting to Know the Newbies

At last week’s Partners Outdoors symposium, RBFF’s Stephanie Vatalaro shared information that can help the marine industry get to know its new audiences.

Switching to Compostable Bags

Foul-weather gear maker Grundéns will start using eco-packaging that you can cut up and use in the garden.

Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

David Foulkes will speak on implementation at the Sept. 9 summit, organized by Correct Craft.

Navico Hires Americas PR Manager

Navico brings its public-relations duties in-house with the hiring of Kim Rodriquez.

Galeon Expands Dealer Network

The builder looks to British Columbia-based dealer Freedom Marine to grow the brand in western Canada.

No Inventory? Now Is Not The Time to Stop Marketing

The MRAA’s Webinar “Marketing When You Have No Inventory” covered how dealers can build long-term equity with new and returning customers as demand outpaces supply.