Quick Hits: July 29, 2020

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Marine industry veteran Louis Diaz joined Lewis Marine Supply as vice president of sales, the distributor said in a statement. Diaz has held various positions in since 1979, including positions with Charles A. Perry & Co., Haimes Coleman Group, Donovan Marine and Pettit Paint. “The market is changing quickly and is prime for a forward-thinking distributor able to meet the needs of diverse customers,” Diaz said. “Lewis Marine is a team of focused employees, strategic vendor partnerships and systems that will meet today's challenges.”

The Michigan Boating Industries Association canceled the Metro Boat Show, which was scheduled for Sept. 17-20 in Harrison Township, Mich., in response to the pandemic and reports of inventory shortages at dealerships. “The fact that the numbers are going up again makes us pause,” show committee advisory chair Pete Beauregard said in a statement. “We want to support all efforts to stop this virus, and we believe cancellation is the most prudent course of action for all our stakeholders.”


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.

Quick Hits: March 4, 2021

Today at 4pm: Intrepid Powerboats celebrates president Ken Clinton’s 30th anniversary with a Facebook Live Q&A.

Sustainability at Navico

The electronics giant recently shifted to 100 percent recyclable packaging and appointed its first chief sustainability officer.

Soundings Trade Only hosts ‘Pitch the Pros’

The one-hour virtual sessions this week featured 18 companies that introduced products and technologies to more than 530 attendees.