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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) President and CEO Frank Peterson announced he will step down as President and CEO on December 31, 2021, and will retire on February 28, 2022. Peterson’s retirement comes as RBFF continues its mission to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing, thereby helping to conserve and restore aquatic natural resources throughout the U.S....
KENNESAW, Ga.– Marc Castillo is the new General Manager of G3® Boats, an independently operated subsidiary of Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit that produces aluminum and pontoon boats, effective immediately. Castillo replaces Terry Ickes, who is retiring from G3 after 21 years. A 25-year marine industry veteran, Castillo previously served as the Director of Development, Operations, Fabrication and Engineering for SAFE®...
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...
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....
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...
RAPALA VMC CORPORATION APPOINTS MARCUS TWIDALE AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION IN USA AS WELL AS MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Rapala VMC Corporation today announced the appointment of Marcus Twidale to head up the distribution in USA effective January 1, 2022. Tom Mackin will step down as the Head of Distribution USA and as a member of the Executive Committee effective January 1, 2022. He will continue as a...
TULSA, Okla., May 10, 2021  — Idea Ranch has announced the addition of Corey Favier as the agency’s newest Creative Director. Favier is joining the team with 20 years of advertising experience and has built his career in the agency business in Kansas City, Boston, Chicago and Denver, working on national brands like Sprint, Jim Beam, Porsche, AutoZone, Jack Daniels, Harley-Davidson USA and Anheuser-Busch. ...