AIM Marine Group Appoints new Vice President and General Manager

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Michele J. Goldsmith steps into the Vice President and General Manager role for Soundings Trade Only.

Des Moines, IA (February 28, 2023) – The Active Interest Media (AIM) Marine Group announced the promotion of Michele J. Goldsmith to Vice President and General Manager of the Soundings Trade Only Group. In Goldsmith’s new role she will manage the Soundings Trade Only multimedia brand and events which includes Pitch the Pros, Leadership Summit, and Women in the Industry.

“Working with Michele over the years, I have seen a fierce commitment and drive that is unmatched in the industry. Her attention to detail and commitment to the overall business is invaluable,” said Marine Group President, Gary DeSanctis. “I look forward to working with her in her new position.”

Goldsmith’s marine industry experience includes manufacturing operations, product development, marketing management, as well as sales management to the OEM, aftermarket, domestic and international sectors. Goldsmith has served the marine industry on the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) board of directors and its executive board, as chairperson of the NMMA MACD board of directors, on the Grow Boating and NMMA PAC board of directors, and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) technical board of directors.

“I am grateful for the support of the leadership team at AIM. Over the past five years, Soundings Trade Only has grown significantly, bringing new voices and ideas to the marine industry. This growth includes hosting the Leadership Summit and the Most Innovative Marine Company Awards, organizing virtual events, telling stories that look at business trends outside the marine industry, and more.” Goldsmith commented. “I look forward to collaborating with our team, contributors, and industry partners as Soundings Trade Only continues to evolve as the leading source of information and inspiration for the marine industry.”

Previously Goldsmith served as Publisher of Soundings Trade Only, a brand that shares innovation, products, trends, challenges, and triumphs with the marine industry.  Soundings Trade Only has evolved from a print publication into a dynamic multimedia brand that encompasses print, digital, social media, events, education, and creative services.

About Active Interest Media, Inc.

One of the world’s leading enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media ( produces consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, podcasts, and TV shows that reach millions of readers, fans, and attendees across the globe. Our brands include Anglers Journal, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Soundings, Trade Only, Passagemaker, Woodshop News, Log and Timber Home Living, Old House Journal, Woodsmith, Garden Gate, Cuisine at Home, Writer’s Digest, Horticulture, Popular Woodworking, Numismatic News, and more. The company’s two groups, Marine and Home, are divided into five divisions — Collectibles, Home Arts, Home Building, Marine, and Writer’s Digest —also operate thriving B2B platforms, online universities, events and offer marketing services. Active Interest Media’s customers are smart, engaged, and loyal, and they look to our brands for trustworthy information and services that will inspire and enable them to enjoy their passions.

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