National Marine Propeller Association elects new officers

The annual board election saw one change: Stew Foster of Prop Masters in Airdrie, Alberta, won his bid for vice president.

The National Marine Propeller Association Annual Convention recently wrapped up two days of educational sessions, product and service trade exhibits and business-to-business networking.

The Oct. 22-24 event in Las Vegas, Nev., had more than 100 attendees from across the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Australia and the United Kingdom.

“This year our goal was revitalization, but still with a strong focus on the mission of the NMPA,” NMPA president and Mercury Propellers program manager David De Witt said in a statement. “This year the board of directors brought in Gordon Connell and his team as our association management company to spearhead the changes, and we welcome him to NMPA and to the convention.”

The annual board election saw one change: Stew Foster of Prop Masters in Airdrie, Alberta, won his bid for vice president.

Association Treasurer Paul Fox, of General Propeller Co. in Bradenton, Fla., won uncontested re-election to his executive committee seat; and Jimmie Harrison, of Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller in Fort Lauderdale; Rick Licare, of Rundquist Propeller Tools in Naples, Fla.; and Darren Prouty of Precision Propeller Co. in Spokane, Wash., won board re-election bids.

The other 2015-16 NMPA officers are: President, David DeWitt, Mercury Propellers, Fond du Lac, Wis.; and Secretary, Mike Jones, Coastal Propeller Service, Bridge City, Texas.

The other board members are: Scott Baumann, Baumann Marine, Houston; Marcus Clements, PowerTech! Propellers, Shreveport, La.; Gary Linden, Linden Propeller, Dubuque, Iowa; and Kevin Mitchell, Michigan Wheel Marine, Grand Rapids, Mich.


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