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ICOMIA names Evinrude’s Wasil chairman of engine committee

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations Marine Engine Committee has appointed Jeff Wasil, of BRP and Evinrude, as its chairman and Tom Tveitan, senior engineer at Volvo Penta vice chair.

Since it was formed in 1972, IMEC has represented 14 marine engine and personal watercraft manufacturers. The committee has had a service agreement with ICOMIA since 1966.

“Recreational boating and fishing has important social and economic benefits and is a passion enjoyed by so many people around the globe,” said Wasil in a statement. “IMEC has the opportunity to work alongside global regulators to create meaningful marine engine regulations, which not only protect the environment but also ensure the recreational experience is preserved. I’m so excited to work alongside the many great leaders in our industry who serve on this international committee — and I’m honored to be appointed chair.”

Working with NMMA and its Joint Diesel Task Force with EUROMOT, IMEC can collate the opinion of all engine manufacturers concerned by marine leisure emission rules.

“IMEC has been at the forefront of all recent legislative developments to regulate engine emissions by establishing trusted and constructive relationships with regulatory bodies. We have succeeded in applying virtually the same limits in the US and EU in promoting them in other areas where they are being drafted,” said Udo Kleinitz, ICOMIA secretary general.

Kleinitz added, “We are pleased about the appointment of Jeff and Tom as respective chair and vice chair of IMEC. Following our recent meeting, we agreed and a tight working schedule in order to address a number of topics that will require the full attention of the marine engine manufacturing industry.”

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