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Former Westport exec tapped for MIASF

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Former Westport executive Phil Purcell has been selected as the new executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The MIASF owns the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest annual in-water boat show in the world.



Purcell spent 17 years with Westport Shipyard/Yachts in senior management positions and as a shareholder, joining the Washington-based builder in its infancy. He retired from the company in 2013. He begins with MIASF on Jan. 27.



“Mr. Purcell’s selection was the result of an exhaustive three-year search process that included the active participation of dozens of association members,” said Kristina Hebert, MIASF president.



Purcell will replace Carlos Vidueira, an executive with Rybovich who has served in a part-time capacity since 2010. Vidueira will remain treasurer and sit on the association’s executive committee.



“We are at a very exciting time for the marine industry and the addition of Phil Purcell as a full-time steward of our association provides the necessary strategic thinking and expertise that will elevate our association’s positive impact upon our industry and upon our community,” Vidueira said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Phil for years to come.”

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