Quick Hits: July 9, 2020

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Lippert Components Inc. has added Garth Rogers as upholstery engineer for the company’s Taylor Made line of OEM marine seating. Rogers brings over three decades of experience to LCI, and will be based at the Bradenton, Fla., facility. “Garth has a wealth of experience [with a] tremendous background with some big-name companies,” said general manager Don Zirkelbach in a statement. “I believe that with his longevity and reputation in the marine upholstery business, he will help take us to the next level in the Southeast world-class upholstery market. We are very fortunate to have him on our team.” 

B.A.S.S. officials cancelled the Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake scheduled for next week, citing New York state’s new professional sports protocol that would bar fans and spectators from professional sporting events, even those held outdoors. The protocols went “way beyond” what organizers could produce, said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin in a statement. “While we tried valiantly to get this done, it was beyond our control given the tight time frame between when guidelines were announced and competition,” said Akin. The tournament will be rescheduled at another fishery later in the season.

The National Marine Representatives Association awarded its 2020 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $3,000 to Matthew Reynolds, a student at Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, Mich., on track to graduate in 2023 from the deck officer program. "From its nautical-themed classrooms to the massive 224-foot T/S State of Michigan, I knew right from the start that this was where I wanted to be," said Reynolds in a statement. He is currently in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the T/S Kennedy for his first sea project.

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