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NMMA to induct Indmar president into hall of fame at IBEX

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Chuck Rowe

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it will present Chuck Rowe, president of Indmar Products, with its 2017 Hall of Fame Award next week at IBEX.

Rowe will be honored during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference on Tuesday at Tampa’s Waterside Marriott Hotel.

“Chuck is most deserving of this recognition,” NMMA president Thom Dammrich said in a statement. “Through his leadership, innovative spirit and passion for the marine industry he has paved the way for its future with unwavering support and invaluable contributions. Having had the opportunity to work closely with Chuck during his tenure on NMMA boards, and as NMMA chairman, I can say his insights and leadership have been instrumental in helping to guide the association, and the entire marine industry, through periods of favorable and less than favorable conditions, including the 2008 recession.”

Rowe began his industry career in 1973. Under his leadership, Indmar, best known for its motors for tow sports, has been awarded five patents, 17 CSI awards, seven Innovation Awards, five environmental awards and three top-product awards and has delivered 14 innovative technologies that have changed the industry, including catalytic converters for inboard engines.

Rowe has been on the boards of the NMMA and its engine manufacturers division, serving as chairman of both.

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