Dominion Marine Media Appoints Daniel Belton

Experienced in sales, marketing, and the world of boating, Belton joins DMM as global business development director.

Norfolk, VA – (December 13, 2011) –Dominion Marine Media (DMM), the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld.comBoatTrader.com and Boats.com, today announced that Daniel Belton has been appointed global business development director.

Belton, a lifelong sailor, joins the company after holding senior sales and marketing directorships in both the marine and technology industries.  He will be responsible for managing sales strategy in North America and Europe to grow revenue and build new business.  Another part of Belton’s role will be the development of strategic sales initiatives on a global level that strengthen Dominion Marine Media’s position within the marine industry.

“Dan has a well-deserved reputation for driving substantial business success,” said Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager, Dominion Marine Media.  “His wealth of relevant international experience will be pivotal as we expand our brands globally with innovative regional products and services.”

Prior to joining Dominion Marine Media, Belton spent 6 years as a senior director at Intel Corporation in the United Kingdom.  His career includes experience as a professional sailboat racing captain; 4 years as sales manager at Ancasta, Europe’s largest yacht brokerage and boat dealership; and sales and marketing director for Hugh Symons, a substantial, family-owned mobile communications company.  Belton’s deep experience is backed by a MBA.

“I am very excited to be joining Dominion Marine Media in this role as it combines my passion for the marine and IT industries,” stated Belton.  “DMM’s brands are marine Internet leaders, and I look forward to being part of the businesses’ international market development with best-of-breed products.”

About Dominion Marine Media

Dominion Marine Media (DMM) is the Internet partner of choice for the recreational marine industry and operates the three market leading marine web portals – www.boats.comwww.yachtworld.com and www.boattrader.com. DMM is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company that provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting, and data management services. DMM has offices in North America – Norfolk, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, BC – as well as in the United Kingdom and Italy.  The company employs 150 people, has customers in 106 countries and advertises boats for sale in 193 countries. In 2010, over 38 million unique visitors spent time researching marine products on DMM web and mobile sites, apps and social media outlets. DMM’s global reach includes 22 localized web portals which are translated into 13 languages.

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