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Robust high-end marina services Turnkey installations Pump-out installations Prepaid payment systems Remote and smart metering Project engineering INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box 144 NL - 1135 ZK Edam The Netherlands Tel: + 31 (0) 299 622 396 E-mail: Website:

PEOPLE Monica de Vast Monica de Vast has been appointed director at Jachthaven Andijk in the Netherlands. She previously worked for Marina Port Zélande, a marina located in south west Holland. “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to take overall responsibility of the marina,” she told Marina World. “I look forward to continuing and enhancing the facilities and services offered to boaters.” Jachthaven Andijk is a 550 berth full service marina located at the IJsselmeer in the north of the Netherlands. Bill Flohr Baltimore Marine Centers has appointed Bill Flohr as marina director of HarborView Marina. Flohr brings more than 39 years of experience to the role and is professionally trained in boating safety, marina management and fire fighting. He was previously marina manager at Harbor East Marina for 22 years, and from 1978 to 1994 was manager of the Inner Harbor Marina in central Baltimore. HarborView Marina has 278 slips and offers first-class amenities that include floating and gated piers, a boaters’ lounge, on-site restaurants and free access to multiple pools and a workout facility. Chris Marx CMM Chris Marx CMM, has been named vice president of marinas for SG Marina, a division of Siegel-Gallagher Management Company (SGMC). Marx joined SGMC in January 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience to the organisation. “Chris has the perfect mix of experience, leadership ability and enthusiasm to serve as the front line face of the SG Marina team,” said John Matheson, SG Marina president. “His extensive experiences in hospitality and marina management are important components in the growth strategy for SG Marina.” Prior to joining Siegel-Gallagher, Marx worked at Thardlson Enterprises/ Hospitality Management. Gregg Pupecki Gregg Pupecki, an employee of Siegel-Gallagher Management Company (SGCM), is the new general manager for Waukegan Harbor, Illinois. SGCM division SG Marina was awarded the management contract for Waukegan Harbor in February. Pupecki has over 30 years of boating, sales, marketing and operational experience in the commercial and recreational marine industry. In his early career, he served as the youngest publications officer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla and later worked his way up in the hospitality/tourist industry from deckhand to captain, running vessels out of Chicago carrying up to 300 passengers. He subsequently held many senior level management roles in Chicago. Martin Lucas Suntex Marinas has promoted Martin Lucas to the role of director of customer service and memberships. In this new position, Lucas will spearhead the development and execution of customer interaction and retention initiatives. He will also be responsible for marina marketing plans, organisation of programmes and events, and production of collateral materials. Prior to the appointment, Lucas served as general manager of York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester Point, Virginia, worked in resort and marina consulting, was director of customer service and quality assurance for Island Global Yachting and, from 1996 to 2005, developed hands-on experience as a yacht captain for some of the largest and most luxurious sailing yachts in the world. Carl Jarmaine Carl Jarmaine has joined the team at Gunwharf Quays Marina in Portsmouth, UK, as its new marina manager. Jarmaine has 15 years of experience in the marine industry and previously held managerial roles at Port Solent Marina and two Chichester marinas. “This is a great opportunity for me to pool my knowledge of marinas along the south coast of England. I’ll be focusing on delivering world class customer service and building on the success of this premium UK destination,” he commented. Jarmaine joins Gunwharf Quays from Marina Developments Ltd, where he managed both Chichester Harbour marinas over a seven year period. Cale Grauer HydroHoist Marine Group has named Cale Grauer as business development manager. His role includes strategic dealer development, analysing market strategies, building key customer relationships, boat and trade show attendance and maintaining knowledge of current market conditions. Grauer has a passion for the marine industry, is an avid boater, and has owned and used a HydroHoist for several years. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma Baptist University. While in college he was quarterback and cocaptain of the football team. “Cale has natural leadership abilities – evidenced through the selection by his team and coaches as a team captain in college, as well as an innate competitive nature which I believe lends itself to a successful business development and sales role,” said HydroHoist CEO Mick Webber. - May/June 2016 61

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