Alan J. Freedman Memorial Award

Recipients of the Alan J. Freedman Memorial Award are individuals who, in the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation.  The following are the categories for consideration:
 
  • Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer
  • Marine representative
  • Member of a marine-focused media
  • Boat dealer
  • Marine distributor
  • Marine trade association staff person
 
 
 

 

2012 Alan J. Freedman Award: Bob Long, Owner and CEO of Marine Concepts,

“Bob” John Robert Long, Marine Concepts

2011 Alan J Freedman Award: Ed McKiernan, Dometic Corp

2011 Alan J Freedman Award Recipient - Ed McKiernan, Dometic Corporation

2008 Alan Freedman Award: David Blackburn, Faria Marine Instruments

David Blackburn

2007 Alan Freedman Award: Bob Latham, Latham Marine, Inc.

Bob Latham, Latham Marine, Inc.

2006 Alan Freedman Award: George Bellwoar, Perko, Inc.

George Bellwoar, Perko, Inc.

2005 Alan Freedman Award: James W. Taylor, Taylor Made Group

James W. Taylor, Taylor Made Group

2004 Alan Freedman Award: Robert W. Selig, Davis Instruments

Robert W. Selig, David Instruments

2003 Alan Freedman Award: Fred Kegelmeyer, Brunger Export Co.

Fred Kegelmeyer, Former President and Owner, Brunger Export Company

2002 Alan Freedman Award: Lew Haeck, Attwood Corp.

Lew Haeck, Attwood Corp.

2001 Alan Freedman Award: L. Jeremy Crews, Marine Development Corporation

L. Jeremy Crews, Marine Development Corporation

2000 Alan Freedman Award: Byron L. Godbersen, Midwest Industries

Byron L. Godbersen, Midwest Industries

1999 Alan Freedman Award: Joseph G. Miller, William F. Miller Agency

Joseph G. Miller, William F. Miller Agency

1998 Alan Freedman Award: Allen Freeman, Spartan Products

Allen Freeman, Spartan Products

1997 Alan Freedman Award: Darrell Lowrance, Lowrance Electronics, Inc.

Darrell Lowrance, Lowrance Electronics

1996 Alan Freedman Award: Thomas H. Lorenz, Sr., Lorenz & Jones, Inc.

Thomas H. Lorenz, Sr., Lorenz and Jones, Inc.

1995 Alan Freedman Award: Bette Kelly, National Marine Distributors Association

Bette Kelly, National Marine Distributors Association

1994 Alan Freedman Award: Marvin S. Perkins, Perko, Inc.

Marvin S. Perkins, Perko, Inc.

1993 Alan Freedman Award: S.M. "Bud" Osgood, S.M. Osgood Co.

S.M. "Bud" Osgood, S.M. Osgood Company

1992 Alan Freedman Award: Bill Taylor, Nelson A. Taylor Co., Inc.

Bill Taylor, Nelson A. Taylor Co., Inc.

1991 Alan Freedman Award: Carl Spiegel, Marine Development & Research Corp.

Carl Spiegel, Marine Development & Research Corp.

1990 Alan Freedman Award: Charles "Jeep"Quire, Wellington Leisure Products

Charles "Jeep" Quire, Wellington Leisure Products

1989 Alan Freedman Award: Charles A. Jones, Boating Industry Magazine

Charles A. Jones, 1927-1996, Boating Industry Magazine

1988 Alan Freedman Award: Arthur Bretnall Sr., Raritan Engineering Co., Inc.

Arthur Bretnall Sr., Raritan Engineering Co., Inc.

1987 Alan Freedman Award: Herbert Vandermey, Michigan Wheel Corp.

Herbert VanderMey, Michigan Wheel Corp.

1986 Alan Freedman Award: Saul Garelick, Garelick Manufacturing Co.

Saul Garelick, Garelick Manufacturing Corp.

1985 Alan Freedman Award: Larry Snyder, Tempo Products Co.

Larry Snyder, Tempo Products

1984 Inaugural Alan Freedman Award: Don Rocheleau, Attwood Corp.

Don Rocheleau, Attwood Corp.