Dominion Marine Media names new president

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Ian Atkins

Ian Atkins

Dominion Enterprises today announced the appointment of Ian Atkins as president of Dominion Marine Media.

Dominion Marine Media, a division of Dominion Enterprises, owns and operates the three largest marine industry web portals.

The company also announced the promotion of three senior personnel to newly created vice president positions. The appointments come at a time of significant growth for Dominion Marine Media.

Atkins is an industry veteran, having spent more than 30 years in the recreational marine sector, including more than 10 years at the helm of Dominion Marine Media’s YachtWorld, Boats.com and Boat Trader.

Under Atkins’ leadership, Dominion Marine Media said, its portfolio of brands has increased its revenue by more than 35 percent during the past four years. Dominion Marine Media now employs 180, with customers in 106 countries and an annual total of more than 52 million unique visitors, the company said.

Along with Atkins’ appointment, Dominion Marine Media announced the promotions of Kristeen Lankford to vice president of sales; Marius DeBeer to vice president of technology; and Courtney Chalmers to vice president of marketing. All are longstanding members of Dominion Marine Media and have a combined total of more than 20 years of experience in the organization. The newly formed team will focus on developing Dominion Marine Media as an independent entity within the Dominion Enterprises group.

“As the international marine market begins to show signs of recovery, building on DMM’s range of online boat sales solutions and marketing and software products has never been more important,” Dominion Enterprises president and COO Jack Ross said in a statement. “Ian’s promotion and the other senior management appointments mark a significant shift for DMM. Our new team will dedicate its resources to maintaining a clear strategic focus and underscoring Dominion Enterprises’ commitment to growing its marine sector.”

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