Quick Hits: April 6, 2020


Suntex Marina Investors recognized Hank Spencer, of CrossTimbers Marina, as the 2019 Ron TenEyck General Manager of the Year. The company made the announcement, along with handing out several other awards, at its recent GM conference.

The American Sailing Association launched a webinar series designed to help sailors continue to build skills while sheltering in place. Sponsored by North Sails, the three-part series is presented by two-time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler, and the cost is $20 per session for ASA members. Learn more here.

Siren Marine named Kate MacKay chief marketing officer. MacKay joins the Newport, R.I.-based company with more than a decade of digital analytics experience. “We are fortunate to have a professional of Katie’s background, digital marketing skills and mastery of analytics working on our behalf,” Siren CEO and founder Daniel Harper said in a statement.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.