New Hands on Deck

B.A.S.S., GOST, RIMTA and Furuno announce personnel changes.
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Tim Sullivan, B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S. appointed Tim Sullivan as chief revenue officer, where he will focus on revenue generation, driving digital content strategies and growing the Bassmaster brand’s reach.

“We are happy to welcome Tim to the B.A.S.S. team,” said CEO Bruce Akin in a statement. “For 50 years, we have been the preeminent name in sport fishing, and have a strategic vision for growing both our sport and brand, and know that Tim will play a key role in helping to accomplish this goal.”

Sullivan brings more than 15 years of experience in television, event and digital advertising to B.A.S.S., most recently as the vice president of sales strategy and development for Gray Television, previously Raycom Media.

“We are thrilled to have Tim join the B.A.S.S. team as our chief revenue officer,” said B.A.S.S. chairman Chase Anderson. “The addition of Tim’s strategic insight will support our efforts to grow the Bassmaster brand and introduce more people to the excitement and joy of fishing.”

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Allison Gay, GOST

Global Ocean Security Technologies promoted Allison Gay to accounting and marketing executive.

Previously accounting and operations coordinator, Gay will be more directly involved with strategic initiatives and interact closer with the executive team.

“We are perhaps most impressed with Allison’s incredible work on GOST’s new integrated activation and satellite service renewal platform, which she has developed with our NetSuite software team,” CFO Erin Keenan said in a statement. “Allison has focused on the data necessary for the platform to perform, while also considering the overall customer experience. Allison has real talent, which is in line with her ever-growing marketing skills and contributions to GOST’s development of our social media platforms and marketing materials.”

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Ann Hof, RIMTA

The Rhode Island Marine Trade Association named Ann Hof as membership director. A veteran small-business owner and business and marketing consultant, Hof assumed the role Oct. 1 following a nine-month stint as an events consultant for RIMTA.

"I am very excited to continue to my events work while focusing on the important task of growing our membership," Hof said in the RIMTA newsletter. "The programs and support RIMTA offers to marine businesses in our state is unparalleled. I look forward undertaking this worthwhile endeavor and working closely with all of our members.”

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Matt Bray, Furuno USA

Furuno USA named Matt Bray as sales associate for the Southwest. Bray joins the company with a background in marine electronics and electronics system installation, having led technical installation teams for several years.

Bray will work with the Furuno team in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with the aim of expanding sales and service in all market segments. 

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