Member Updates September 26, 2016

OceanLED announced two new staff appointments to its global leadership team: sales, product, business and organizational expert Charlie Stuart joins the company as Global Managing Director, and Lindsay Shapiro joins as the new Marketing Manager.

A seasoned leader with expertise in design, sales, operational change, and process management, Stuart is responsible for implementing new business and operational processes, while also overseeing the product development lifecycle and new product launches, driving new global marketing, sales, and new business initiatives, and managing the company’s employees and all related Human Resources programs. Stuart was formerly the General Manager of the Light Corporation, where he oversaw operations, business planning/strategy and new ventures. Charlie also recently completed his Executive MBA.

Shapiro’s career in marketing, market research, social media, and brand development has launched major luxury lifestyle brands on a worldwide scale over the last decade. She is a firm believer in 360 partnerships and is known as a connector and influencer, emphasizing that strong relationships and a strategic open mind to change are key factors to a brand’s success. She serves on committees and Boards for over a dozen different charities including the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Shapiro is primarily responsible for marketing, public relations, media relations, social media and events in the U.S., while also working closely with global marketing initiatives.

bluewater now has a yacht charter and brokerage office in Fort Lauderdale. Ami G. Ira has been appointed as President of bluewater USA and Brian Luke has been named Sales Broker, with the teams at CU Yacht Charters, Crew Unlimited (CU), and International Crew Training (ICT) also joining the bluewater family, seamlessly offering the same level of impeccable crew placement, crew training, yacht management, charter, and brokerage services, now on a global scale with offices in the three major yachting hubs of Antibes, Palma, and Fort Lauderdale, as well as Davos, Hong Kong, and Moscow.
The bluewater team will be present at the Monaco Yacht Show (September 28th – October 1st, 2016) and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (November 3rd – 7th, 2016).

MarineMax, Inc. announced that the company’s board of directors has promoted Brett McGill to chief operating officer and Chuck Cashman to chief revenue officer, both effective October 1, 2016.
McGill has served as Executive Vice President of Operations since October 1, 2015, after serving as Vice President of West Operations since May 2012. Previously, McGill served as one of the company’s regional presidents from May 2006 to 2012. McGill began his career with MarineMax at its formation in 1998 and served in several roles with the company in positions that included Director of Information Services and eventually Vice President of Information Technology, Service and Parts, before moving into broader operational roles. McGill began his professional career at a software development firm.
Cashman has served as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Manufacturer Relations since October 1, 2015, after serving as Vice President of East Operations of the company since May 2012. Since joining a predecessor to MarineMax in 1992, Cashman has held several positions of increasing responsibility within the company, including sales consultant, sales manager, general manager, district manager, and regional president. Prior to joining the company, Cashman was involved in commercial and residential construction management.

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