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.


Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.

Quick Hits: March 4, 2021

Today at 4pm: Intrepid Powerboats celebrates president Ken Clinton’s 30th anniversary with a Facebook Live Q&A.

Sustainability at Navico

The electronics giant recently shifted to 100 percent recyclable packaging and appointed its first chief sustainability officer.

Soundings Trade Only hosts ‘Pitch the Pros’

The one-hour virtual sessions this week featured 18 companies that introduced products and technologies to more than 530 attendees.