Human Resources: They change jobs in the boating industry - January 13, 2020

Jean-Michel Gaigné, leaves the direction of Saint-Quay Port d'Armor

Appointments, departures, changes of position... There has been movement at Saint-Quay Port d'Armor, Nautipark, Damen, Transat Ag2R, OC Sport Pen Duick, La Solitaire du Figaro.

Jean-Michel Gaigné leaves Saint-Quay Port d'Armor

At the head of Saint-Quay Port d'Armor, the marina of Saint-Quay Portrieux, for the past 21 years, Jean-Michel Gaigné has decided to hand over. He will leave his post on 31 January 2020. Jean-François Riat will succeed him as director of the port. Jean-Michel Gaigné will continue his activity in the field of marinas and marinas through his missions as a consultant and his functions within the TransEurope Marinas network, the Icomia Marinas Group, the international Blue Flag jury and the board of directors of The Yacht Harbour Association.

Sébastien Marin joins Nautipark

Nautipark has a new production manager. After more than 20 years at the Plasmor shipyard, sea kayak specialist and builder of the neo-traditional Skellig sailing boats, until its liquidation, Sébastien Marin joins the boat storage and handling equipment specialist Nautipark.

Succession to the Damen shipyard

The Damen Naval Group, owner of the Amels yacht and superyacht shipyard and SeaXplorer yacht support vessels, has a new CEO. Arnout Damen, representative of the founding family, takes over the presidency from René Berkvens, who has been at the head of the company for 13 years.

A project manager for the Transat Ag2R

The Transat Ag2R La Mondiale has appointed a mission leader for the 2020 edition. Camille Le Gall, previously coordinator of the Nantes sailing event Débord de Loire, will be in charge of the race that will take Concarneau's Figaro 3 to St. Barths.

Alex Picot joins OC Sport Pen Duick

An independent ocean racing communications provider since 2013 and founder of the Ocean Serenity boat rental platform, Alex Picot joins OC Sport Pen Duick. He takes on the position of project manager for the Solitaire du Figaro, a race for which he has already followed the communications for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions.