Monrovia, Calif.-based GLM Products named Paul Smith as the company’s new national sales manager. Smith, who brings more than 35 years of marine industry experience, will be responsible for the entire North American market through his sales office in Fort Lauderdale. “I’m very excited to be working with GLM again. It’s great to be back,”…more
NMDA and Distributors
The National Marine Distributors Association is the leading trade association for U.S. and Canadian marine products distributors. Members include major distributors, many leading product manufacturers and manufacturer representatives.
Gelcoat products manufacturer Dolphinite appointed The Gartner Group to represent the company’s product range in the Southeast. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Gartner has been representing marine manufacturers since 1954. Dolphinite launched the GelMatch All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can in September at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Louisville, Ky.
Shrinkfast Marketing, a maker of heat-shrink tools, named Dr. Shrink its Distributor of the Year. The shrink-wrap supplier was honored for high-volume sales and its marketing and training approaches. “Dr. Shrink offers marketing programs for its customers and Shrink Wrap University, a hands-on training workshop that not only shows the proper way to wrap assets,…more
The National Marine Representatives Association presented the Mel Barr Award posthumously to Ted Hood, the internationally heralded yachtsman, sailmaker, yacht designer and builder. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and…more
Waveblade tapped Texas Boat Exchange as a distributor of its hull-cleaning devices in the Gulf Coast market. “Mariners and businesses on the Texas Gulf Coast have long needed a technological breakthrough product like Waveblade to remove bio-fouling,” Texas Boat Exchange partner Marc Edelman said in a statement. The handheld, submersible power tools use blades and…more
The National Marine Distributors Association signed on to provide educational funding support for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo for the second year in a row. “It’s no coincidence that the MDCE educational content received the highest ratings in the history of the event in 2012, which was the first year NMDA pledged its support,”…more
Enovation Controls, formerly F.W. Murphy, promoted Jinger McPeak to senior director of sales. McPeak, who will be based in Tulsa, Okla., will lead the vehicle systems group, which includes the off-highway, recreational vehicle and marine markets. McPeak has been with the engine instrumentation products manufacturer for nine years and has held sales, marketing and engineering…more
Quick USA LLC announced that Summit Marine Sales LLC will be responsible for sales in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. Quick produces windlasses, bow thrusters, water heaters and LED lighting for the marine industry. Established in 1992, Quick is an international player that is seeking to expand its U.S.…more
Novurania of America, a yacht tender manufacturer, named the Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore its official distributor and service center for Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding South Florida area. “We’re very excited over this new business arrangement,” Nautical Ventures Group CEO Roger Moore said in a statement. “We do a tremendous amount of business with tenders…more
Blue Sea Systems, the Washington-based manufacturer of marine electrical products, announced it won three awards at the recent National Marine Distributor Association conference, including Supplier of the Year. NMDA distributor members vote to determine the award winners. Blue Sea also won Best All-Around Packaging and Supply Chain Standards Efficiency. “We appreciate the vote of confidence…more