Phil Dyskow, Immediate Past President and Senior Advisor for Yamaha Marine Group Company, received the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) highest honor this morning when inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Dyskow’s career achievements and contributions to the recreational boating industry were recognized today during the 22nd annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
The NMMA Hall of Fame was established in 1988 and recognizes individuals who have, or continue to generate, substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. It honors individuals whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation, and perfection within their respective spheres of expertise.
“Phil has been a passionate proponent for recreational boating during his 37 years in the industry with an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and sales growth,” said Jason Pajonk-Taylor, president of Taylor-Made Products and NMMA chairman. “He has made an indelible mark on the boating industry, and I’m honored to be announcing his induction into the NMMA Hall of Fame.”
As immediate Past President of the Yamaha Marine Group Company, the unit of Yamaha that markets, sells and distributes Yamaha Outboards in the United States, and operates G3 Boats®, Skeeter Boats® and Performance Propeller Industries, Inc. His career is characterized by successful efforts to increase customer satisfaction while driving remarkable sales growth.
His relationship with Yamaha began in 1975 when he became the first Yamaha boat dealer in the United States. Dyskow left Yamaha briefly in 1990 to serve as Vice President of Outdoor Technologies Group where he managed its Fenwick Corporation subsidiary in Huntington Beach, Calif. He returned to Yamaha Marine in 1995 and was appointed President in 2007.
During his tenure, Yamaha’s market share grew to supply more than a third of all outboards sold in the U.S. and, and the company received a number of design and innovation awards from the marine industry and national media. In addition, Yamaha is the only outboard brand to have earned the NMMA’s® Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award every year since its inception.
Since his 2010 retirement, Dyskow continues to serve as senior advisor to the current Yamaha Marine Group President, Ben Speciale. In addition to his advisory capacity, he serves on the board of directors for the Center for Coastal Conservation and was recently appointed to the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC), which advises the U.S. Coast Guard on developing standards pertaining to the construction of recreational boats. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, which advises NOAA on fisheries issues. Dyskow also serves as current Vice Chairman of the NMMA® Engine Manufacturers Division Board of Directors.
To learn more about past NMMA Hall of Fame inductees, visit the NMMA ‘Industry Awards’ page.
About NMMA: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information visit www.nmma.org.