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NMMA participates in AIS roundtable

On Monday, NMMA director of state government relations, Libby Yranski participated in an aquatic invasive species (AIS) discussion at the Western Governors’ Association’s (WGA) annual meeting in Colorado. Combatting and prevent the spread of AIS is a top recreational boating industry advocacy priority at every level of government. During the panel discussion, Yranski spoke alongside Elizabeth Brown, Colorado’s Invasive Species ...

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Sunseeker names new CEO

Sunseeker Internationa recently announced Andrea Frabetti, the company’s current chief technical officer, will take over as the new CEO with immediate effect following the resignation of Christian Marti. Frabetti will work closely with CFO Mike McMillan and COO Michael Straughan to form a new strategic committee that will focus on further developing the strategic framework for the business and driving ...

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Kenect announces new industry partnerships

Kenect, a business texting platform that allows dealers to send and receive text messages from their existing business phone line recently announced two new partnerships within the marine and RV industries.  A partnership with Total Control Software Corporation will include an integration between the Total Control dealer management system and the Kenect platform. This integration will allow contacts to sync ...

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Dometic appoints new CFO

Dometic has appointed Stefan Fristedt as new chief financial officer, effective Oct. 1. Fristedt joins Dometic from Mölnlycke Healthcare, where he most recently held the position as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previous roles prior to Mölnlycke include chief financial officer at Nederman and various leading roles at Getinge. Fristedt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and ...

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Chevron to sponsor 2019 Bass Champs Tournament Series

Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A Inc., has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Bass Champs Tournament Trail, the largest and most popular grass roots tournament series in the United States. Highlighting this season-long sponsorship will be the 5th Annual Techron TX Shootout, scheduled for Sunday, June 23 on Lake Sam Rayburn.  This year’s event is expected to ...

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TeqNiq expands manufacturing capabilities

TecNiq Inc., an LED lighting company, announced they have added five new injection molding machines to their new production facility in Galesburg, Mich. The move comes over increasing concerns of tariffs and higher priced trade goods. In 2004, Jeff Condon and Mark Pruss, co-founders of TecNiq Inc. developed the company to create what they term as the “Most efficient and ...

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Confirmation hearings begin for Fish, Wildlife and Parks nominee

This week the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee held hearings to consider the nomination of Rob Wallace to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. NMMA was joined by over thirty hunting, fishing, conservation, and outdoor recreation organizations in expressing collective support for Wallace’s ...

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Florida governor signs boat titling bill into law

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676) – a top recreational boating industry priority. NMMA and its industry partners actively advocated in favor of the legislation, calling titling a vital tool in the effort to protect consumers from buying damaged, destroyed, or stolen boats. Similar to how Carfax identifies ...

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Nominations open for IBEX Innovation Awards

NMMA recently announced that the nomination process is now open for the 2019 Innovation Awards at the upcoming International Boatbuilders' Exposition and Conference (IBEX). Entry is completed in three steps: Submit entry formUpload product videoProcess payment For full IBEX Innovation Awards program details, visit their website or contact NMMA’s Rachel Harmon. The deadline for entries is August 30. IBEX 2019 takes place October 1-3 in ...

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River Valley completes new marine superstore

River Valley Power & Sport, one of Boating Industry's Top 100 dealers, recently announced the completion of a new marine superstore in Rochester, Minn., adjacent the existing powersports facility. A grand opening celebration will take place the week of June 24-29, 2019. Rochester Chamber of Commerce will commemorate the celebration with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. on June 24 ...

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