Paolo Serio joins Dream Yacht Charter
After 6 years at the Dufour Yachts shipyard, as marketing and communication manager, Paolo Serio joins the leader in boat rental, but also distributor, Dream Yacht Charter. He took over as head of marketing for worldwide boat sales in October 2019. He joins his father Salvatore Serio, former manager of Dufour, who has become a member of the board of Dream Yacht Charter. Dufour's communication management has been taken over by Hélène de Fontainieu, who is already in charge of the Fountaine-Pajot catamarans, which are now part of the same group.
Bénéteau takes the lead over Proxinnov
Eric Stalin, Director of Operations and Product Development for the Bénéteau Group, has been elected Chairman of Proxinnov, a regional innovation platform dedicated to robotics in the Pays de la Loire region, an important subject of study for the Vendée boat builder.
New Marketing Manager at BigShip
Christine Jean is replacing Morgane Nicolas as head of communications at the BigShip deck hardware centre.
Brice Menay joins OC Sport
OC Sport, the organiser of nautical events and manager of the Le Hub ocean racing structure, has appointed a new partnerships manager. Brice Menay joined the company in October 2019. He has already worked for the Monaco Yacht Show and the MACSF offshore racing team.
Movement in the Loire-Atlantique captaincies
Julien Savarit has just been appointed commander of the marinas of St Michel Chef, La Plaine sur mer and Préfailles, south of the Loire estuary. He was previously an underwater identification technician for the national gendarmerie.