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Beneteau Group names boat division chief

Hervé Gastinel was appointed managing director of Beneteau Group, in part to help develop the group’s charter business.

Hervé Gastinel was appointed chief executive of Beneteau Group's boat division, in part to help develop the group’s charter business.

Gastinel also will join the executive board on Aug. 26. He succeeds Dieter Gust, whose mandate expires Aug. 31 in accordance with the company statute that sets age limits for executive board members at 60.

With his experience in the industrial sector and recognized managerial qualities, Hervé Gastinel will strengthen the group dynamics and contribute to the development of its charter division, the company said in a statement.

Gust will continue as president of Construction Navale Bordeaux and will be nominated as a member of the Beneteau Group's supervisory board at the annual general meeting of shareholders on Jan. 29.

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