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Omnia Fishing is excited to announce the addition of Mark Prondzinski as the new Head of Product.  The company is making significant investments in its technology and platform to help customers get the right products for success on the water. Mark will lead that charge.   Mark has over 20 years experience as a technology entrepreneur and web and mobile product leader. Prior to joining the Omnia Fishing team, Mark led...
CHANDA WILL WORK WITH RBFF LEADERSHIP TO INCREASE FISHING & BOATING PARTICIPATION   ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 30, 2021)  –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dave Chanda as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Chanda will manage all aspects of RBFF operations and assume responsibility for meeting the strategic goals set by RBFF...
METTAWA, Ill. –  Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that Kris Neff has been named President, Boston Whaler and Nick Stickler has been appointed Vice President of Category Management and Strategic Planning at Mercury Marine. Both announcements are effective immediately. Neff joined Brunswick in 2005 and over the past 16 years, has excelled in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility across many divisions. Most...
Charleston, SC –  Edwin Lewis, Chairman & CEO of Marolina Outdoor Inc. has announced effective immediately, Pete Angle will move from his current position of Chief Marketing Officer to serve as the company’s President. In addition, Mike Cottell, current Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Marolina, will serve as Chief Operations Officer. Lewis is pleased to add Chris Russell as Vice President...
BOZEMAN, Mont. –  Simms Fishing Products, the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical apparel in fishing, announced the hiring of Jordan Wand as its Chief Product Officer. The decision to elevate the role that leads product merchandising, design, development, and innovation was greatly influenced by the increased interest in fishing since the Spring of 2020, paired with SIMMS’...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After 10 years serving as CEO of B.A.S.S., Bruce Akin will be retiring September 30, company officials announced today. B.A.S.S. Chairman Chase Anderson will be assuming responsibility for the organization’s day-to-day operations and serving as CEO. Over the past year, Akin oversaw the beginning of a new multiyear television deal with FOX Sports, which ensured live broadcast coverage for every Elite Series...
Shimano North America Fishing is proud to announce the newest addition to its sales team. Ethan Cox, a 2012 Collegiate Bass National Champion and seven-year Shimano veteran, will be the new freshwater sales manager in the Southeast region of the United States. “My work with Shimano began with the Shimano Experience Team in 2014,” remarks Cox. “We traveled around the country to promote and educate about Shimano...
GEARING UP STUDENTS FOR THEIR CAREERS Over the past 10 weeks, 41 interns from 20 states partnered with our team to produce projects, conduct research and gain valuable experience as they helped us inspire others to get outdoors. Students and young professionals came from 20 states The Bass Pro Shops summer internship program creates opportunities for students to gain experience and develop leadership skills, while...
Ladson, SC  (June 17, 2021) - Z-Man recently announced the appointment of Cory Schmidt as its Media Relations and Marketing Manager. A lifelong friend of the fishing industry, Schmidt has served diverse roles over a thirty-plus-year career—including fisheries and natural resources management, fishing guide and scribe. A Colorado native, he launched his career as an enthusiastic bait-tank cleaner, commercial fly-tier and...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Anything Possible™ Brands has added Terry Pederson to its leadership staff with the role of Vice President of Sales. Pederson has more than 35 years of fishing tackle manufacturing industry experience. “The growth of Anything Possible Brands in the fishing industry is greatly supported by our addition of Terry to our team,” said Anything Possible Brands President and Founder Ralph Duda III....
Tulsa, Ok  – Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands, announced today the hiring of Kim Rodriguez as its new PR Manager for the Americas, bringing the communications position in-house for the first time. Rodriguez has spent the past seven years at Pierson Grant, a South Florida-based communications agency, where she served most recently as Account Director leading several national consumer...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  –  Anything Possible™ Brands announces the addition of John Weiss as its new Chief Executive Officer. Weiss brings his passion for the outdoors and leadership experience to direct the company in its future plans to expand product offerings designed for every angler.   “I have followed John’s rise in the industry and he has always found innovative methods to elevate his brands...