Ocean Marketing Celebrates 50 Years

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John Thommen, founder and CEO of Ocean Marketing Inc., is the recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association 2019 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award.

John Thommen, founder and CEO of Ocean Marketing Inc., is the recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association 2019 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award.

Guilford, Conn.-based Ocean Marketing, a manufacturers’ representative firm, is celebrating 50 years of service this year.

Founded in Boxford, Mass., the company represents many of the marine industry’s equipment and accessories manufacturers along the East Coast, some for more than 35 years.

Ocean Manufacturing president and CEO John Thommen acquired the company with partner John Stuart in 1981.

"Through prosperous as well as challenging times for the marine industry, our longevity would not have been possible without the dedication, hard work and integrity of each and every one of my colleagues at Ocean Marketing who I have been privileged to work with over the years," said Thommen in a statement.

Thommen was the recipient of the 2019 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, given by the NMMA.

“There is no better example of this than how quickly our team has been able to adapt to the ‘new normal’ during the Coronavirus pandemic,” Thommen added. “We’re making select calls by appointment only and following the CDC guidelines for face-to-face meetings. But we are relying on Microsoft Teams, Zoom and conference calls and also re-introducing our unique Tech Tips By Email to stay connected, present new products and make sure products essential for safety, maintenance and repair continue to flow through the supply chain.”

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