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ISS Announces 2015-2018 Board of Directors


The ISS (International Superyacht Society) announces its 2015-2018 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. For the current year and based on a democratic voting system, ISS members have awarded eight Board positions for three years for the 2015-2018 term.

ISS elections are held annually by peer selection.

The ISS Executive Committee was elected by the Board of Directors during its Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Board Meeting.

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Executive Committee: 3-Year Term, Concluding 31 December 2014

Elected by the Board, one year at a time, with a maximum term of three years


Derik Wagner, MTN, President

Gary DeSanctis, Active Interest Media, Vice President

Michele Leung, Marsh, Treasurer

Diane Byrne,, Secretary

Norma Trease, Salamanca Marine, Board Representative

Ken Hickling, Awlgrip Paint, Past President


ISS Board of Directors


2015-2018: 3-Year Term


Bransom Bean, Fine Focusing

Dorien Bilterijst, Moonen Shipyards

Diane Byrne,

Sylke auf dem Graben, Lürssen

Simon Harvey, N2 People Skills

Matthew Johnson, Muir Engineering Group Pty Ltd

Michael Moore, Moore & Company

John Venables, Naiad Dynamics




2014-2017: 2 of 3-Year Term Remaining


Erin Ackor, Moore & Company

Gary DeSanctis, Active Interest Media

Andrew Doole, Show Management

Michele Leung, Marsh

Roberta Sabatini, CRN

JP Shipman, Northrop & Johnson

Derik Wagner, MTN


2013-2016: 1 of 3-Year Term Remaining


AJ Anderson, Wright Maritime Group

Jill Bobrow, Jill Bobrow Associates LLC

Rob Carron, Willis

Paul Madden, Paul Madden Associates

Michele Flandin, Oceanco

Gary Groenewold, Westrec Marinas

Isabelle Huet, Blohm + Voss Shipyards GmbH

Dieter Jaenicke, Viking Recruitment Ltd.


Past Presidents Council


Ray Carrell, MTU

Lance Cushion, Ad-Vantage, Ltd.

Richard Hein, VegaYachts

Ken Hickling, Awlgrip Paint

Mark Masciarotte, DSG Associates

Joe Purtell, Interlux Paints

Bob Saxon, International Yacht Collection

Doug Sharp, Douglas Sharp Yacht Design



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