ComMar Sales to celebrate 50 years

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The ComMar team has clients in every market segment of the marine industry.

The ComMar team has clients in every market segment of the marine industry.

ComMar Sales will celebrate its 50th anniversary in September. The company represents equipment and accessories manufacturers on the East Coast. It was founded in Massachusetts by Bill Glaser in 1969 and is now headquartered in Rhode Island.

Current partners Tim Conroy, Mark Mitchell and Norm MacLeod joined ComMar in 1980s. The company expanding its representation to the Southeast in the 1990s, the Caribbean in 2005 and the Gulf Coast in 2008.

“The challenge then and now continues to be maintaining a level playing field while delivering margin return for both the distribution channels and the manufacturer,” Mitchell said in a statement. “The Internet has changed the go-to market strategy of many manufacturers, but the goal of maintaining healthy margin returns for all still exists.”

MacLeod said that maintaining relationships with partners remains a focus of the firm. “We must constantly work so both sides win, and the integrity of each and every member of the ComMar team to build trust is critical to this sometimes delicate process.”

Looking to the future, ComMar added three younger members to the sales team. “As we look to the horizon, the next generation will be well prepared to take ComMar Sales to new and higher levels in an industry we have all been so very fortunate to serve.”


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