Rome, GA 30165
Nashville, GA 31639
Brea, CA 92821
Springfield, MO 65803
Maurice Bowen joined the Tracker Marine Group as Vice President of Marketing in January of 2001. His responsibilities include development of marketing strategy, plans and programs for the company’s ten boat brands and retail dealership network. Bowen came to TMG from a sales and marketing career in the automobile industry.
After twelve years with Ford Motor Company, joined the start-up marketing department at Hyundai Motor America. His assignments over 12 years at Hyundai included five years as the senior marketing executive, responsible for Market Research, Strategic Planning, Advertising, Promotions and Merchandising. Prior to joining TMG, worked for the Sandy Corporation, leading communications, training and performance improvement consulting projects for Toyota and Lexus.
Lake Forest, IL 6045
Huw Bower, Brunswick Boat Group
Huw Bower joined Brunswick in 2006 and became president of Boston Whaler in 2013 where he was responsible for managing the Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial & Government Products, Rayglass and Brunswick’s European boat brands. He was named president of the Brunswick Boat Group in April of 2016 and is now responsible for the 14 brands which comprise the Brunswick Boat Group.
Bower has a master of arts from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was a captain in the British Army, and served with Royal Marine Commando units in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Greenville, NC 27835-1527
Joined Grady-White Boats in 1975 and has held several positions including the role as Vice-President of Engineering, Information Systems and Accounting in 1986. Promoted to President in 1993 and continues to lead Grady-White Boats in delivering the vision “Together, Delivering the Ultimate Boating Experience” to customers. Grady-White produces 18 to 33-foot premium, outboard powered, saltwater fishing boats.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Louis Chemi, COO & EVP, Navico, Marine Electronics
Louis Chemi is EVP & Managing Director of the Recreational Marine Division at Navico, manufacturing and selling Lowrance, Simrad and B&G marine electronics. Louis has held roles in Sales and Product Management in the marine industry for his entire career.
Clearwater, FL 33764
Craig Clawson, President/CEO and Owner since 2003. Product: Boat Trailers
Richmond, BC V6V 1P6, Canada
President of Seastar Solutions since 2008 and with the organization since 2003 as the VP of Product Management - Marine. Prior to Teleflex, involved in the fiber optic business at JDS Uniphase and Hewlett Packard (Agilent Technologies ) in product management and sales roles. Product: Steering, shift and throttle, engine and drive replacement parts
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Crocker joined Evinrude in the summer of 2017 as senior vice president and general manager. In his role, Crocker oversees business development for Evinrude, ensuring the growth and market performance of the brand. Crocker specializes in new product revitalization and performance maximization.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
President and Founder of Maverick Boat Company, Inc. Manufacturer of Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia boats. Involved in all aspects of running the company. Activities include saltwater fishing, diving and various other athletics such as soccer, tennis and road biking. Participates on the following boards/associations: BMD Board Member, NMMA Board Member, Chairman of Grow Boating, Inc., Past Chairman and present board member of Independent Boatbuilders Inc., (IBBI), Standards and Quality task force member for NMMA’s Grow Boating Initiative, 2003-2004.
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Tel.: 712-364-3365 x313
Devitt has been in the marine industry for over 25 years starting as a dock tender for a small inland lake marina and later became a designer for Midwest Industries. Currently Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Midwest Industries, Inc. – manufacturer of the ShoreStation and ShoreLand’r product lines.
Product: Boat Trailers; Boat lifts; Residential Dock Systems & Accessories
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1939
South Bend, IN 46619
Dana Point, CA 92629
Brad serves as the Chairman of the Association of Marina Industries and also served on the Board of Directors for the California Clean Marina Program. He was past President for the California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains. Brad is the first to be recognized three times as California Harbor Master of the Year.
Annapolis, MD 21403-3365
Sarasota, FL 34243
Chesapeake, VA 22320
Ron C. Huibers is President and CEO of Volvo Penta Americas, responsible for the overall strategic direction and vision of the company’s operations throughout North, Central and South America. He also has global segment responsibilities for marine leisure gas. Within the Americas, Ron oversees the business segments of Volvo Penta including marine leisure, commercial, industrial, parts and service, distribution and marketing. Under his leadership, Volvo Penta Americas has strengthened its core marine business and expanded into new markets.
Previously, Ron served as President of Volvo Trucks North America, responsible for commercial sales and marketing operations. He led a turnaround that resulted in improved financial performance, record market share, a strengthened distribution network and broader customer base with sales approaching $3 billion USD. He has been with the Volvo Group for over 20 years and has held a number of executive and senior management positions, both domestically and internationally.
A seasoned presenter, Ron has been featured as a keynote speaker at various events and has served on numerous industry boards, including NMMA Engine Manufacturers Division Board.
Ron earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has completed executive programs at Harvard, IMD in Switzerland, and McGill and Queen’s University in Canada. He is an accredited Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is Chairman of Seven Marine.
Orlando, FL 32809
Regal Boats is a family owned business started in 1969 by Paul and Carol Kuck, Duane’s parents. Duane joined the Regal team in 1973 at the age of 18, learning every facet of the organization, from the ground up. He held several positions within the company, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. Since 1994, he has served in the role of President and CEO. He is currently on the board of The Beacon Foundation and formerly served on the board of the National Marine Manufacturers Association as an officer and director from 1993-1999, as well as vice-chairman from 1995-1997.
Regal Marine Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of luxury performance boats, including sportboats, cruisers and sport yachts ranging in size from 19 – 52 feet.
Orlando, FL 32819
Carlisle, ON L0R 1H1, Canada
Vice President, Sales, Freshwater Boat Group
P.O. Box 49
Edenton, NC 27932-0049
Joan Maxwell, President, Regulator Marine, Inc.
Along with her husband Owen, founded Regulator Marine in 1988. She has been active in every aspect of the business and currently focuses on strategic leadership. Joan is active in her community and church serving as a former President of the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce and Senior Warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Named the 2003 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year, Joan is proud to be a part of the marine industry.
Maxwell is Immediate Past Chairperson of the NMMA Board of Directors.
PO Drawer 369
Little Mountain, SC 29075
Orlando, FL 32856-8512
After Larry’s retirement in 2004, he became the Executive Director of the Water Sports Industry Association. Through WSIA he became a member of The National Boating Safety Advisory Council. The WSIA formed the Water Sports Foundation in 2004, the educational arm of the WSIA. Larry is also a member of UL’s STP Committee on Life Jackets. The WSIA is an active member of NSBC and NASBLA. The WSIA produces three trade shows per year, one in Orlando Florida as part of Surf Expo, the Parasail Operators Symposium in St. Petersburg and The WSIA Summit. Larry enjoys building and flying RC airplanes and helicopters, playing tennis and riding his Harley in his off hours.
PO Box 1939
Fond du Lac, WI 54936
John Pfeifer is the President of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Mercury Marine, as part of the Brunswick Corporation, is the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems.
Prior to joining Brunswick, Pfeifer most recently held executive positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. He earned both a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese language and culture at the University of Michigan.
Decatur, IN 46733
Scott Porter, President, Thunderbird/Formula Boats
Maryville, TN 37801
Millington, TN 38053
PO Box 65
New Paris, IN 46553
Kennesaw, GA 30144
President of the Yamaha Marine Group Company since May 2010. The Marine Group Company is a unit of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. and is located in Kennesaw, Ga.
As President, Speciale directs the Marine Group, including all U.S.-based marine activities and subsidiaries. He oversees Yamaha’s boat companies and subsidiaries, including Skeeter bass boats, G3 aluminum fishing boats and Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. Yamaha has approximately 2,000 marine dealers and is an OEM outboard supplier to 120 independent boat brands in the U.S.
Involved since childhood in his family’s marina and marine dealership, he joined Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. in 1987 with Yamaha Marine Parts and Accessories. Over the years at Yamaha Marine Group, Speciale held positions in marketing and promotions. Speciale left Yamaha in 1992 to serve as New Fishing Production Manager at Fenwick Fishing Tackle in Huntington Beach, Calif. He returned to Yamaha Marine in 1996 in strategic planning and financial operations. He was promoted to Vice President, Operations and Planning in 2005.
Nashua, NH 03062
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Orlando, FL 32832
Bill Yeargin, President & CEO, Correct Craft, Inc.
Bill Yeargin has served in the marine industry for over twenty-five years and has been the president and CEO of Correct Craft for nearly ten years. Correct Craft’s subsidiaries include Nautique Boats, Centurion Boats, Supreme Boats, Bass Cat Boats, Yar-Craft Boats, Sea Ark Boats, Pleasurecraft Engine Group and Aktion Parks. During the past ten years the company has won all of the industry’s major awards including Manufacturer of the Year, Boat of the Year, Most Innovative Product, and many others. The company was also named Florida’s Manufacturer of the Year (out of 18,000 manufacturers in the state).
A passionate lifelong learner, Bill has both a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA and is a Certified Public Accountant. Bill has also studied international business at both Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has completed Lean Six Sigma programs through Villanova University, is Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified, DISC certified, and (just for fun) is a Certified Personal Trainer. He has served on numerous for profit and non-profit boards and is currently a member of the Manufacturing Council, a group of business leaders who advise the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
He has received many of the marine industry’s most prestigious awards and was presented the Governor’s Ambassador Award by the Governor of Florida. Bill is also a prolific writer who has been published over two hundred times and authored two books. He has traveled around the world as a popular speaker at numerous management conferences.