Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award
Recipients of the NMMA Freedman 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
To nominate an individual, please complete and submit the formal application
to Rachel Harmon
. Once the application is submitted, a nomination folder will be created via Dropbox. Supporting documentation, images or letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the nominator no later than December 1, 2017.
The 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award will be presented at the Miami International Boat Show
on Friday, February 16th, 2018 during the Innovation Breakfast.
Contact: Rachel Harmon
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Nomination
231 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60604
2017: Frank Marciano, Dometic Americas
2016: Ken and Rick Garelick, Garelick Manufacturing Co.
2014: Scott M. Lewit, Structural Composites, Inc. and COMPSYS, Inc.
2012: Bob Long, Marine Concepts
2011: Ed McKiernan, Dometic Corporation
2008: David Blackburn, Faria Marine Instruments
2007: Bob Latham, Latham Marine, Inc.
2006: George Bellwoar, Perko, Inc.
2005: James W. Taylor, Taylor Made Group
2004: Robert W. Selig, Davis Instruments
2003: Fred Kegelmeyer, Brunger Export Co.
2002: Lew Haeck, Attwood Corporation
2001: L. Jeremy Crews, Marine Development Corporation
2000: Byron L. Godbersen, Midwest Industries
1999: Joseph G. Miller, William F. Miller Agency
1998: Allen Freeman, Spartan Products
1997: Darrell Lowrance, Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
1996: Thomas H. Lorenz, Sr., Lorenz & Jones, Inc.
1995: Bette Kelly, National Marine Distributors Association
1994: Marvin S. Perkins, Perko, Inc.
1993: S.M. "Bud" Osgood, S.M. Osgood Co.
1992: Bill Taylor, Nelson A. Taylor Co., Inc.
1991: Carl Spiegel, Marine Development & Research Corp.
1990: Charles "Jeep" Quire, Wellington Leisure Products
1989: Charles A. Jones, Boating Industry Magazine
1988: Arthur Bretnall Sr., Raritan Engineering Co., Inc.
1987: Herbert Vandermey, Michigan Wheel Corp.
1986: Saul Garelick, Garelick Manufacturing Co.
1985: Larry Snyder, Tempo Products Co.
1984 Inaugural Alan J. Freedman Award Recipient: Don Rocheleau, Attwood Corporation