New Hands on Deck

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Lauderdale Marine Center named Colin Kiley executive vice president and Jeff Partin director of business development

Colin Kiley

Colin Kiley

Kiley, who has more than 30 years of experience in the marine industry, will manage all aspects of the customer experience, including sales, business development, marketing, guest services and contractor relations. He previously was president of Nautical Structures Industries.

Partin has 28 years of marine industry experience and as director of business development is responsible for seeking out new business opportunities, negotiating and maintaining business relationships, and working with the sales team to increase market share and improve customer retention. He spent 15 years in brokerage, most recently with Superyacht Sales and Charter.

Jeff Partin

Jeff Partin

“Colin and Jeff are highly respected individuals within the yachting community, so we are very pleased to have them join our team, as they share LMC’s values of professionalism and transparency,” said Doug West, president of Lauderdale Marine Center, in a statement. “They join us at an important time as we finish the reconfiguration and expansion of our marina, adding more than 20 slips for vessels over 100 feet.”

BRP Marine Group named Dustin Noble director of network development

Noble will be responsible for managing and defining the programs and strategies that will elevate and expand the BRP Marine Group dealer and distributor network.

Noble also will work with Evinrude, Alumacraft and Manitou sales leaders to shape the tools for sales and dealer development teams. He will report to Tracy Crocker, president of the BRP Marine Group and senior vice president and general manager of Evinrude.

“Acquiring an experienced individual to focus on the training of our sales and dealer development staff, in addition to streamlining our internal processes, is vital to building on our core customer base,” Crocker said in a statement. “We are looking forward to capitalizing on Dustin’s years of applicable experience and the new energy he will add to the development of our brands.”

Dometic appointed Julia Tyrrell sales and marketing director for Oceanair Marine 

Julia Tyrrell

Julia Tyrrell

Tyrrell has been with the company nine years in a senior sales and distribution role.

She will be responsible for leading a sales and marketing team based at Oceanair’s U.K. headquarters, overseeing the support of a global network of distributors in more than 30 countries.

“Julia has valuable experience and knowledge of both the company and the industry after working at Oceanair initially in a superyacht sales role and, for the last three years, in a senior position as our distributor manager,” Oceanair managing director Justine Heeley said in a statement. “She will help us to continue designing elegant solutions for our customers during this exciting period of growth for our company as we expand our reach to more customers with the support of Dometic as our new owner.”


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