Brooklin, Maine – Nov. 1, 2012 (overnight) – (Marine NewsWire) Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), owners and producers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), the marine industry’s largest annual technical trade event, announced the hire of Kate Holden today as the new Marketing Director and Sales Representative.
Holden is uniquely qualified to take on the many facets of IBEX marketing and exhibit sales. With 15 years of experience, she’s held positions in advertising and exhibit sales management, show management and as an account executive and marketing consultant. Her marketing experience includes Web development, market strategy implementation, e-mail and inbound marketing, webinar development and social media strategy. Holden has worked at WoodenBoat magazine, Professional BoatBuilder magazine, Brooklin, Maine, and infoSpectrum Inc., Portland, Maine, and on her own as a marketing consultant.
“Kate is an excellent addition to the IBEX team, ” said Anne Dunbar, Show Director of IBEX. “She is a seasoned marine-industry professional who has what it takes to succeed in this position. I am confident she will take the IBEX marketing campaign to a new level.”
“I’ve had the good fortune to work with Kate here at WoodenBoat and Professional BoatBuilder magazines. She excelled in every position she held here, and it makes sense for her to be the next Marketing Director of IBEX, ” said Carl Cramer, publisher of Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines and IBEX Emeritus. “I couldn’t be more thrilled for Kate, and for IBEX.”
Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the NMMA, IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, boat and engine dealers, and boatyard/marina operators, IBEX is where the business of boating gets done. For the latest information, visit www.ibexshow.com. IBEX 2013 will be held in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 17-19.
About Professional BoatBuilder magazine
Professional BoatBuilder, a boatbuilding-industry trade magazine, was first published in 1989 in response to a growing need for a dedicated forum for boatbuilding-related professionals. The magazine’s worldwide readership exceeds 22, 000 (subject to audit by BPA International). Professional BoatBuilder is online at www.proboat.com.
The NMMA is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear purchased by boaters in North America. The association is dedicated to industry growth through public policy advocacy, and market expansion efforts including promotion of the boating lifestyle. Learn more at www.nmma.org.