Lake Erie trade group elects officers and board members

Jim Armington, owner of Buckeye Sports Center in Peninsula, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of trustees.
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Jim Armington, owner of Buckeye Sports Center in Peninsula, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of trustees at the annual meeting of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association.

Armington has in recent years served as second vice chairman of the 100-plus-member association, which includes boat dealers, marinas and related service companies across northern Ohio. He has also been a member of LEMTA’s executive committee.

Armington will succeed John Clemons, of Clemons Boats in Sandusky, Ohio, who has been chairman for the past two years. Clemons will remain on the board.

Other officers elected to two-year terms include first vice chairman Tom Mack, of South Shore Marine, Huron, Ohio; second vice chairman Rocky Piacintino, of Catawba Moorings in Port Clinton, Ohio; secretary Bruce Roberts, of Harbor North, Huron, Ohio; and treasurer Bill Schaffer, of Beaver Park Marina in Lorain, Ohio.

Trustees elected to or continuing terms on the board include: Todd Armstrong, of Boat Masters Marine in Akron, Ohio; John Sima, of Sima Marine in Eastlake, Ohio; John Schroeder, of Happy Days Boating Co. in Port Clinton, Ohio; Bob Faflik, of Safe Harbor Marinas in Sandusky and Port Clinton, Ohio; and Gary Tennefoss, of Ravenna Marine in Ravenna, Ohio.

LEMTA’s annual meeting was held during the Progressive Mid-America Boat Show. Speakers included Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Norm Schultz, LEMTA president emeritus and author of the “Dealer Outlook” blog in Trade Only Today.

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