AMI unveils new officers, logo

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The Association of Marina Industries elected 2011 officers at the recent International Marina & Boatyard Conference and unveiled a new logo for the event.

Jim Frye, of Westrec Marinas, will serve his fourth term as president and chairman of the association's board. Gary Groenewold, also of Westrec, was reappointed vice president; Keith Boulais, of Premier Materials Technology, was reappointed secretary; and Jeff Rose, of Marinas International, was reappointed treasurer.

The following new directors were voted to the board: Randy Short, of Almar Marinas, representing the Marina Recreation Association; Mitch Jones, of Choto Marine Sales & Marina, representing the KY/TN Marine Trade Association; Ronaldo Souza of Westrec Marinas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Michael Pretasky Sr. of SkipperBud's & Skipper Marine Development.

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The IMBC also unveiled its new contemporary logo at the conference.

The logo is built on the conference's highly recognized initials and reflects the modern evolution of the show in the last 10 years, organizers said.

"Since IMBC began in 2002, we have expanded our audience base, increased our program offerings and improved show marketing and decor," Frye said in a statement. "We updated the logo now in preparation for our upcoming 10th anniversary. This was a perfect opportunity to refresh our image. It matches the look of our traditional logo, while representing our commitment to continue moving forward."

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