NMMA Hall of Fame Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to recognize and honor individuals who have made or continue to make substantial contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry.  It is NMMA’s most prestigious recognition.
 
HALL OF FAME NOMINATION CRITERIA
To be eligible for
 an NMMA Hall of Fame Award nomination one must be:
-       Made a substantial and lasting impact on the industry or their particular segment
-       Known in the industry and is beyond personal or professional reproach
-       Was or continues to be a member and supporter of NMMA
-       Actively involved in the marine industry for a minimum of ten years
 
NOMINATION PROCESS
To be eligible to nominate an individual, one must be an active member in good standing with the NMMA. To submit a candidate, complete the formal Hall of Fame nomination form and send to Rachel Harmon at rharmon@nmma.org. Once received, the nominator will be provided a Dropbox folder where he/she will be able to supply supporting material (photos, articles, letter of recommendation) to enhance the nomination.
Nominations are currently closed for the 2017 program.
 
 
For questions on the Hall of Fame Award process, please contact:
Rachel Harmon
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Hall of Fame Award Nomination
231 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.946.6247
 
Below you can learn about all Hall of Fame Award recipients.
View past recipients of this prestigious award.

2017: Chuck Rowe, Indmar Products Company

Chuck Rowe

Chuck Rowe, President of Indmar Products Company, launched his career in the marine industry in 1973, under his father’s leadership. In the 44 years since, Chuck has concerned himself with projects that benefit not only Indmar, but the recreational marine industry as a whole, demonstrating a strong passion for the industry and genuine interest in the well-being of people who work alongside him.
 
As President of Indmar Products Company, Chuck Rowe oversees the strategic direction and is responsible for the development of global strategies that drive growth and profitability within Indmar. Since Rowe joined Indmar in 1973, he has consistently delivered industry-leading technology to the marine industry. Under Chuck Rowe’s leadership the company has been awarded five patents, fifteen CSI awards by the NMMA, seven innovation awards, three environmental awards, three top product awards and has delivered fourteen innovative industry-first technologies that have forever changed the marine industry.
 
Chuck has been a fixture on the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Board and NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board. He served as both NMMA Chairman and EMD Chairman and his leadership was instrumental in helping NMMA to make the right decisions to guide the association and the entire marine industry through the recession of 2008.   
 
Outside of Indmar, Chuck is vested in the effort to protect and grow recreational boating through public policy advocacy and industry focused growth initiatives. Indmar has always been one of the first in line to offer technical assistance and products for industry-wide test programs.
 
Chuck’s commitment is not just to the towed-watersports segment, but also to the marine industry as a whole. From rigorously testing bio-butanol in inboard marine engines to meeting with the Speaker of the House of U.S. Representatives, Chuck Rowe continues to stay on the forefront of tough political issues and offers guidance to protect and advance the marine industry.
 
Chuck’s passion for the industry, as well as his foresight, contributions and unwavering support, make it easy to recognize him as a legend, an innovator and a marine industry leader.