Updated:
Original:

NMMA president to keynote NMEA conference

Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will be the keynote speaker Oct. 2 at the National Marine Electronics Association Conference & Expo banquet at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

The Saturday night banquet highlights a week of technical meetings, seminars and social events that begins Sept. 26.

"We're delighted that Thom has agreed to be the featured speaker at our annual banquet," said David Hayden, president and executive director of the NMEA, in a statement. "Not only is he a very active and important leader in the marine industry, his participation at the NMEA event is a practical demonstration of the closer working relationship between NMMA and NMEA that will benefit both the industry and our customers in the months and years ahead."

Since taking the helm of the NMMA in 1999, Dammrich has increased the association's membership by about 30 percent. Today, the NMMA represents more than 1,600 members, which produce 80 percent of the recreational boating products currently sold in North America.

Related

‘A Phenomenal Success’

The Southampton International Boat Show had more than 88,000 visitors during its 10-day run, after last year’s cancellation.

TopSide Marinas Makes First Two Acquisitions

Founded in January 2020, the firm has thus far acquired Beavers Bend Marina in Oklahoma and Galveston Yacht Basin in Texas.

Two Boosts for Boating and Fishing

MBIA’s Metro Boat show show draws a crowd, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands boating and fishing opportunities.

Norwalk Boat Show Held This Weekend

The NMMA show runs through Sunday at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Conn.

Raritan Expands Team

Patrick McNeel joins the New Jersey-based manufacturer as a marine equipment product developer.

Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.

NMMA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters of Syntec Industries will be honored at IBEX.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

The supplier of wiring harnesses and other electrical assemblies will be part of Brunswick’s growing Advanced Systems Group.