Changing Places


Fred Lachlan was named sales director of Volvo Penta Canada.

In addition to 15 years of experience as a Volvo Penta distributor, Lachlan has worked for Volvo Penta Canada since 1993, most recently serving as national sales manager.

* * *

McMurdo and Kannad Marine named Bill Eastwood sales manager for the Americas.

Eastwood will be responsible for driving sales of the McMurdo and Kannad brands of marine electronic safety products for the U.S. commercial and recreational marine markets and the outdoors market.

Based in Massachusetts, Eastwood brings more than 25 years in the marine electronics industry. The company said he has a proven track record of developing multichannel strategic marketing plans, increasing market share and driving revenue in previous roles at CaribAzul Marketing, OceanLED, Navionics, Ocean Marketing and West Marine.

* * *

Raymarine promoted Harry Heasman to U.K. sales manager.

Previously regional sales manager for the U.K. South East, East Coast and the whole of Ireland, Heasman will oversee the complete Raymarine U.K. sales team and handle key OEM accounts.

Heasman graduated with a degree in accountancy and business law and had experience in sales, information technology and educational technologies before joining Raymarine.

He cruises and races in dinghies and keelboats, and his offshore experience includes Fastnet qualifiers sailing in a Ker 11.3. He cruises regularly on a Contessa 32 that his family owns and windsurfs when he can.

* * *

Nautor’s Swan named Jimmy Cheung as the brand’s new area manager for the Asian market.

Cheung, 35, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, was appointed to expand the brand’s presence in China and Southeast Asia. His role will include commercial development and the coordination of Nautor’s Swan meetings and events in the region.

After several years at nautical magazines, Cheung became a sales manager for a Chinese superyacht agency. He worked for Thomson and Reuters before joining Nautor’s Swan. He will be based in Hong Kong.


Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.

Uflex Adds to Sales and Marketing Team

The company said significant growth during the last few years created the need to add three employees.

NMTA Beats Proposal To Double Excise Tax

It’s just one example of the value of belonging to a state or local marine trade association. Are you a member of an MTA?