Quick Hits: April 8, 2020


The Palm Beach International Boat Show, rescheduled last month and slated for May 14-17 will be postponed, again. “The show date and status … unfortunately remain fluid under the circumstances,” said Informa president Andrew Poole and Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County president George Gentile in a statement.

Just a few weeks after Suzuki Motor of America announced their Panama City, Fla.-based tech center, the Japanese manufacturer has named David Greenwood as general manager of the new facility. “We’re fortunate to have somebody so qualified and so well prepared to step into this important position and help direct the future of Suzuki outboards,” said marine vice president George “Gus” Blakely in a statement. Greenwood has been with Suzuki for 34 years.

Imtra is open with limited shipping, after having shut down for the coronavirus. The company said it was able to ship 400 packages on Friday, and said it continues to take orders.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.