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MBIA names new officers, directors

The Michigan Boating Industries Association recently announced several honors bestowed on association members and named its new slate of officers.

Ted Everingham received the Lighthouse Award at a special awards lunch held Dec. 2 during the MBIA's Recreational Boating Educational Conference.

He was recognized for extraordinary efforts supporting the Michigan boating industry. As host of "Great Lakes Log" on Grosse Pointe War Memorial TV, and as a guest host on WJR Everingham, he has consistently supported boating-related events, such as boat shows and boat races, and has given a voice to many important industry issues, such as Michigan's Clean Marina Program.

"Ted has been extremely supportive of both the boating industry in Michigan, as well as the MBIA and its programs," MBIA president John Ropp said in a statement. "We feel he is worthy of recognition with an MBIA Lighthouse Award for all he has done for our industry."

Van W. Snider Jr., retired MBIA president, and John Kean, who is retired from Kean's Marina in Detroit, were inducted into the group's Hall of Fame.

Snider was recognized for leadership and accomplishments while serving 20 years as MBIA president. Kean was honored for contributions to the association and the industry during his time on the board.

Four marine businessmen were elected to serve as directors for the group.

Jim Adams, of Freeway Sports Center in Fenton, and Tom Haag, of Colony Marine in St. Clair Shores, were elected statewide directors. Douglas Bergmann, of Bergmann Marine in Charlevoix, was elected Northern region director, and Tim Tadsen, of Carleton, was elected Boater's Association of Michigan director.

The following officers were appointed for 2011: Steve Remias, of MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township, was appointed chairman of the board; Kathleen Torresen, of Torresen Marine Inc. in Muskegon, was appointed vice chairman; and Jim Coburn, of Coburn & Associates in Macomb, was appointed secretary/treasurer.

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