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Edson names national marine sales manager

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Edson International said industry veteran Reed Austin was hired as national sales manager for its marine division. Austin will be responsible for overseeing sales activities of Edson's powerboat and electronics and accessories product lines, as well as managing Edson's wholesale and trade accounts.

Prior to joining Edson, Reed was vice president of sales and marketing at J&J Marine in Somerset, Mass. Before that, he was director of sales and marketing at Hunt Yachts. He started in the industry at Salt Water Sportsman magazine, where he was sales manager for 15 years.

"We look forward to having Reed help us grow the power side of our business and know our customers will be in good hands with Reed as their contact," Edson president Will Keene said in a statement.

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