ABBRA picks 2009 officers and directors

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The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association presented its annual awards Jan. 27 during its annual members meeting held at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

The Dennis Snow President's Award was presented to Carl Cramer, publisher of Professional Boatbuilder Wooden Boat magazine and co-show director of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference.

The Award of Excellence in Customer Care was presented to Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall, Md. The Award of Excellence was given to Saunders Yachtworks. The Excellence in Safety and Environmental Practices award recognized Kelli Thornell-Crete, president and CEO of Ink Inc. The Excellence in Technology award was presented to Lyman-Morse, and the Commitment to Training award was given to Steve Kitchin, chairman of the Marine Industry Training & Education Council and vice president of corporate education and training at New England Institute of Technology.

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