MILTON, Mass. – The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association recently elected new officers and directors to maintain and grow the recreational boating industry on behalf of the 1,260 marine businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, according to an MMTA press release today.
The six officers and five directors were elected by the membership based on professional experience and ability to foster constructive discussions and represent member constituents, thereby advancing solutions to the issues confronting the boating industry. They are:
President: Greg Glavin – Onset Bay Marina, Buzzards Bay, Mass.
First vice president: Kurt Saunders – Saunders Boat Livery, Southwick, Mass.
Second vice president: Jack Kent III – Bayside Marine, Duxbury, Mass.
Third vice president: Tina Giambro – Marina Bay, North Quincy, Mass.
Treasurer: Doug Weilhouwere – Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham, Mass.
Secretary: Niven Damon – Atlantic Marketing Co., Essex, Mass.
Luke Brunelle – Brunelle, Inc., South Hadley, Mass.
Toby Burr – Burr Brothers, Mattapoisett, Mass.
Richard Egan – Crosby Yacht Yard, Osterville, Mass.
Rupert Nichols, Jr. – Allen Harbor Marine, Harwich Port, Mass.
Russell Vickers – Hawthorne Cove Marina, Salem, Mass.
“I am honored by the opportunity to guide a tremendous group of professionals who are willing to donate so much of their valuable time in order to benefit the entire marine industry,” said newly elected MMTA President Greg Glavin. “I look forward to a productive term of pooling our knowledge and marshalling our resources to find solutions to problems that inhibit industry growth.”
The pressing workforce and economic development issues confronting the marine industry, including the shortage of skilled employees and those regulatory obstacles which impede small business opportunities for growth, will be at the forefront of the MMTA’s agenda, according to the association.
It intends to maximize its voice in the state legislature by encouraging more elected officials to join the Legislative Boating Caucus and further educating them on recreational boating’s $1.7 billion impact on the Massachusetts economy.
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