Changing Places

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International Dock Products announced the addition of Tom Wallis to its management team.

“Tom’s comprehensive industry experience will be an incredible asset to International Dock,” company president Elliott Turk said in a statement. “As senior vice president, Tom will play an integral part in our strategic planning for future sales growth, new product development and overall business operations.”

Wallis was part of the senior management team of Land’ N ’Sea Distributing, now a division of Brunswick Corp., serving as director of boating accessories and vice president of marketing for more than 12 years. He later spent several years working with The Coleman Co. as national director of marine sales.

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Coast Guard Auxiliary senior leaders elected Commodore Thomas C. Mallison of Bear Lake, Mich., as the organization’s national commodore for a two-year term, effective Nov. 1.

Mallison will succeed current National Commodore James E. Vass Jr., who is completing a two-year term. Mallison has served as vice national commodore under Vass since November 2010.

Mallison has identified “training, communication, and members” as the watchwords that will help guide the auxiliary’s focus during his tenure as national commodore.

Prior to 2010, Mallison served as deputy national commodore-operations policy and Atlantic area west, 2009-2010; district commodore, Eighth District eastern region, 2007-08; district vice commodore, 2005-06; and district rear commodore west, 2003-04. He was department chief of the auxiliary’s National Department of Personnel from 2000-02.

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Deep Impact Boats, a Miami-based manufacturer of luxury powerboats, appointed two new executives.

Plant operations manager Steven Koss and purchasing manager Orlando Santos were hired to assist the 13-year-old brand’s restructuring and long-term growth.

Koss has more than 30 years of business experience, most recently with Power Play, Cheetah Cat and Platinum Power Boats. Santos, who has 28 years of experience, rose through the ranks at Cigarette Racing.

The latest strategic move by Deep Impact CEO Lazaro Hernandez and general manager Tim Gallagher was made to help forge the future of the brand.

Since acquiring the company in 2008, Hernandez has implemented a strategic management and repositioning sales structure, restructuring the supply chain and improving production efficiency, and he is adding three new models to Deep Impact’s seven-boat catalog during the next year.

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Montara signs 27 dealers

With 23 others waiting to sign on, the manufacturer of the new wake-surfing/pontoon design is “incredulous” at the quick dealer response.