Boating Industry

May 2016

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LAUNCH 12 | Boating Industry | May 2016 INDUSTRY NEWS Continued from page 11 show floors that will be 106,300 square feet of exhibit space, plus an additional 35+ slips on 1,000 feet of dock, and 6,000 square feet of waterfront outdoor exhibit space. The event will also offer on-water and waterfront demonstrations, and several specialty pavilions. "We are thrilled that we have had such an overwhelming response from companies to participate. Marine industry manufacturers know that IBEX is the premier show to showcase and launch new prod- ucts and technology," said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. "With the addition and expansion of the docks, current exhibitors have an incredible opportunity to exhibit technology live and on-the-water." IBEX has started a wait list for companies still interested in exhibit- ing. Space will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. YAMAHA NAMES JONATHON BURNS GENERAL MANAGER OF PRECISION PROPELLER INDUSTRIES Jonathon Burns has been named general manager of Precision Pro- peller Industries, Inc. (PPI), a wholly owned, independently oper- ated subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and the company that produces all Yamaha-branded stainless steel propellers. Burns originally joined the Yamaha Marine Group as a sales co- ordinator at Skeeter Boats in May 2000, then moved to the marine group's operations and planning division in 2004 as a market analyst. In 2010, Burns was promoted to division manager of Yamaha Marine Operations and Planning where he has served as a member of the marine group's senior leadership team for more than five years. "Jonathon has been a leader in many of the key initiatives that have made Yamaha what it is today," said Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha Marine Group. "Though I will miss having his expertise and friendship in our home office on a daily basis, I have great confidence in the excellent work he will do as the new general manager of PPI." MASTERCRAFT COO SHANE CHITTUM RESIGNS MasterCraft Chief Operating Officer Shane Chittum has resigned to pursue another business opportunity. MasterCraft has promoted Larry Janosek from director of manu- facturing to vice president of operations. Janosek will assume Chit- tum's operational duties. The company said that it will not fill the vacated role of COO at this time.

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