Frank Herhold, whose influence on the industry extended well beyond his role as president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, died Dec. 5 in Fort Lauderdale. He was 76.
The marine industry mourns the loss of people whose inventiveness and business expertise have been the foundation of its success and helped it grow and prosper.
Lewis Welsh, the first employee of outdoor sound system manufacturer Prospec Electronics, died recently at the age of 56.
Industry icon Frank Herhold, who was president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida for 20 years from 1990 to 2010, died Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. He was 76.
Jim McManus, president and CEO of The Hinckley Company, died of cancer on Tuesday after a long, hard-fought battle. He was 52.
Louis H. Soroe, who was a marine dealer in the New Orleans area from 1955 to 1971, died recently. He was 93.
Andy Mapple, known as one of the world’s best water skiers, died Saturday in Florida. He was 52.
Sylvan “Ham” Hamberger, who worked in leadership positions at Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Yamaha and Tracker Marine during a 40-year career in the industry, died July 24 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 86.
William “Bill” J. Ek, who cut his teeth in the recreational boating business at his father’s shop and went on to build a career in sales and marketing for several boat companies over decades, died Aug. 1 in Shell Lake, Wis., at the age of 79.
The Brunswick Boat Group said Monday that it was deeply saddened by the death of David Kirkland, vice president of commercial operations for Lowe Boats, who died Thursday at his home in Lebanon, Mo. He was 59.
William “Bill” J. Ek, who grew up in the boating business and built a career in in sales and marketing for several companies, died Aug. 1, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake, Wis. He was 79.