Human Resources: They change jobs in the boating industry - 02 July 2019

Xavier Vanhecke takes over the port of Les Minimes

Appointments, departures, job changes... There has been movement at the La Rochelle Marina, at Zodiac, Tofinou, Rhéa, Wauquiez, Navico, IMS Shipyard, Nautech, C-Map, Boats Group.

Reinforced management at the La Rochelle marina

The marina of La Rochelle is equipped with an additional main harbour master. Xavier Vanhecke joined the local team to take charge of the daily management of the port and relations with yachting clients. Patrice Bernier, who has been at the head of the rochelais basins for 20 years, will now focus on the future and the evolution of the port, as well as the organisation of events and exceptional stops.

Transfers between Zodiac and the brands of the Experton-Revollier group

Sébastien Grimaud has left the communication and digital marketing department of the Zodiac group, which wanted to consolidate its activities in the Bordeaux region. He is replaced by Lola Saint-Mleux. She left the Experton-Revollier group where she was in charge of marketing the Wauquiez and Tofinou yachts, as well as the recently acquired Rhéa Marine motor yacht brand.

Knut Frostad takes over Navico

Navico's Management Board has appointed Knut Frostad as CEO to succeed Leif Ottoson. The former CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, who joined the Marine Electronics Truck Council 14 years ago, becomes executive director of the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-Map brands.

New Sales and Marketing Manager at Nautech Group

Yoann Petit joins the yacht refit specialist Nautech Group, based in the south of France and in the Caribbean. He will assume the role of Sales and Marketing Manager, after more than 3 years as Project Manager at IMS Shipyard.

Sales Manager France at Boats Group

Teddy Sant joins Boats Group, a company offering digital offers for the sale of boats on the Internet. The former EMEA sales manager of the Navico group in charge of C-Map will assume the position of French sales manager for his new employer.