The American Boat & Yacht Council appoints two new board members for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors

American Boat & Yacht Council
April 4, 2013
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April 4, 2013, Annapolis, MD:  The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) named a new Board of Directors and awarded two outstanding members at their recent annual meeting held in Annapolis, Maryland.  Listed by officers and then alphabetically by member, the slate is as follows:


Jack Hornor, Marine Survey & Design Co. Chair of the Board                  
David Marlow, Brunswick Boat Group, Vice Chair
Craig Scholten, Rec Boat Holdings, LLC Technical Chair of the Board
F. Steven Herb, Nelson Hesse, LLP Treasurer
Larry Akins, Fireboy-Xintex, Inc. Secretary
George Bellwoar, PERKO Inc. Immediate Past Chair
Joseph Charles, Charles Industries Chair of the ABYC Foundation Board 


Thom Dammrich, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
Bill Drake, Actuant Electrical
George Gallup, Gallup Yacht Surveying
John M. Greviskis, Ship Shape Underwater Services & Yacht Management
Ulrich Heinemann, International Marine Certification Institute
Robert K. Johnson, Island Packet Yachts
Brian KempfNew York State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
Fred Kolacki, Charles Industries
David Slobodien, Slobodien Law Firm, PLLC

Dammrich, President of NMMA, and Heinemann with the National Marine Certification Institute, are the most recent board members, with terms expiring in 2016. Exiting as a board member but remaining on ABYC’s Technical Board is Tom Marhevko, Vice President of Engineering Standards at NMMA.Cindy L. Squires, ESQ, formerly of NMMA and now Executive Vice President at International Wood Products Association, was awarded the ABYC Horizon Award for her consistent and conspicuous contributions to the future success and growth of ABYC and the recreational marine industry.  ABYC’s outgoing chairman George Bellwoar, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PERKO Inc. received the ABYC C.T. “Skip” Moyer Leadership Award  for exemplifying the leadership qualities of ABYC past presidents  through hard work, personal sacrifice and contributions to the goals of boating safety.

“I am extremely proud to be a part of this esteemed leadership team. With Chairman Hornor being the second marine surveyor to head our board and with broad representation from the industry, boating safety has excellent champions in ABYC,”said John Adey, ABYC President.


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