Changing Places

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Louis Dvorak joined the sales team at Northrop and Johnson Yachts of Fort Lauderdale.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dvorak bought his first sailboat while working for his congressman in Washington, D.C. A few years later, he landed a job at an Annapolis yacht brokerage.

He then went to work for Gary Oviatt, who had just left Woods & Oviatt, one of the largest Florida brokerage firms at the time. After years of selling Alaskans and similar cruising yachts, Dvorak began looking toward megayachts.

“The idea of selling crewed yachts and moving into the bigger international yacht market is something I’ve been looking at for the last couple years,” Dvorak said in a statement.

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HydroHoist Marine Group of Claremore, Okla., appointed two new regional managers: Jeff Bourn for a large part of the eastern coastal United States, and Caleb Goldner for Oklahoma and Kansas.

Based in Cornelius, N.C., Bourn is in charge of scheduling boat lift installations, new dealer recruitment, inventory management and overseeing HydroHoist operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the vicinity. He joins HydroHoist from Flotation Systems Inc., where he was in regional sales for 12 years.

Goldner is responsible for sales of new HydroHoist products in the Oklahoma and Kansas territories. He formerly was project manager for eight years at Goldner Co., a specialist in dock construction and repair and industrial dock and waterway construction. Goldner was a construction management major at Oklahoma State University.

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