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IGY Marinas Promotes Three to Lead Operations in Key Regions Around the Globe

IGY Marinas today announced the promotions of three company team members. Brian Deher has been promoted to regional director: marina operations and planning, Caribbean and Latin America; Gili Wojnowich has been named regional director: marina operations and planning, United States, Bahamas and South America; and Simon Bryan will serve as regional director: marina operations and planning, Europe.

“It brings me tremendous pleasure to announce our new directors for several important regions around the world,” said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas.  “We consider the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States and Europe to be the most fruitful areas of opportunity for our growth strategy, and we are excited to see our success continue to build.”

Brian Deher (pictured left) will direct IGY Marinas’ operations in the Caribbean and Latin America.  A seasoned industry veteran, Deher is the former director of marina operations and planning for IGY Marinas’ St. Maarten locations – Yacht Club at Isle de Sol and Simpson Bay Marina.  He began his career at IGY in 2005 and will now help transition additional Caribbean and Latin American marinas into the company’s portfolio.  Additionally, Deher will implement IGY Marinas branding and operational standards and will oversee the management at each regional property.  His knowledge will be sourced to assist with prospective planning for potential retail and leasing space, F&B operations and renovations.


Gili Wojnowich (pictured left) will now be responsible for overseeing the operations at IGY marinas in the United States, Bahamas, and South America. Recently, he served as general manager for One Island Park – Miami Beach, which boasts the largest private purpose-built megayacht dock in the United States.  A seasoned veteran with IGY, Wojnowich has served as operations manager for corporate, providing direct support to the company’s executive team, assisting IGY’s facility general managers, and analyzing numerous business development, marina management and acquisition opportunities.  He has also been the general manager for several IGY marina locations, including The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina in New York; Newport Yacht Club & Marina in New Jersey; and the company’s flagship superyacht facility, Marina at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas.

Simon Bryan (pictured left) will support IGY’s expansion efforts in the Mediterranean and will research deep saltwater facilities that synergize with the company’s existing assets, clients and strategic partners across the yachting industry. Bryan has supported IGY in various positions, serving as general manager of Rodney Bay Marina in St. Lucia where he was responsible for more than 250 slips, a fully serviced boatyard and the Upland retail space. He also opened North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place and oversaw the installation of new docks and infrastructure. During his tenure, the marina hosted an America’s World Series event and the Vendee Globe Ocean Masters. Additionally, Bryan was responsible for the operations of Newport Yacht Club and Marina in Jersey City and Montauk Yacht Club in the Hamptons. 

Each promotion will help IGY Marinas continue its robust growth in key regions. With a diverse collection of 15 luxury yachting destinations in seven countries, the company recently transitioned its marketing partnership at Red Frog Beach Marina to an ownership/management agreement, and has partnered with innovative boating service application, Boatyard, to expand its value-added customer offerings.   

For more information on IGY Marinas and its impressive collection of marina destinations, visit www.IGYMarinas.com. Follow IGY Marinas on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IGYMarinas or Twitter and Instagram @IGYMarinas.   
 
About IGY Marinas

Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is reputed to be the largest international marina company in the world and a leading point of contact for vessels in the western hemisphere.  The company’s network includes 15 marinas operating in 7 countries, with the newest location in Miami Beach (United States, Colombia, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Panama, and Turks & Caicos); more than 8,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year.  With more than 2,000 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including sportfish, cruise, sail and megayacht.  With more than 300 slips accommodating vessels over 80 feet (24 meters), IGY’s marinas are also leading destination ports for some of the world’s largest yachts - servicing more than 900 superyachts per year. 

Additionally, IGY Marinas boasts one of the world’s leading large-vessel support networks, the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which encompasses an array of services from provisioning to crew training, along with health and maritime travel. IGY Marinas also hosts top international sailing, fishing and nautical-related events, making its marinas highly sought after maritime activity destinations. With a passion for giving back on a global scale, the company supports its marinas twice a year as part of its “Inspire Giving through You” philanthropic initiative.  

Media Contacts:
Kristin Soto / Kay Mellinger
954-510-3307 / PR@IGYMarinas.com

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