Haeck, Smith to be inducted into MBIA Hall of Fame

LIVONIA, Mich. — Lew Haeck, retired CEO of Attwood Corp. in Lowell, Mich., and Harold Smith, president of Oselka’s Snug Harbor Marine in New Buffalo, Mich., will be inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame for the year 2003, the association reported yesterday.

Both men will be honored at a dinner reception held during the 2003 Recreational Boating Educational Conference (RBEC) and MBIA annual meeting, December 3-5 at Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., the association stated.

Both Haeck and Smith have been determined by the MBIA board of directors to be outstanding contributors to the recreational boating industry in Michigan. They are being recognized for longevity, dedication and professionalism. They will both receive a recognition plaque and will be added to the Hall of Fame recognition wall at the MBIA’s office in Livonia, Mich.

The MBIA Hall of Fame was developed in 1991 to recognize those who have made extraordinary achievements in or contributions to the recreational boating industry. The award recognizes an individual, group, or organization who, over the years has proved to be outstanding in furthering the MBIA’s objectives of advancing the recreational boating industry through promotion of education, dissemination of knowledge, the introduction or development of innovative techniques, and the commitment to quality, service and growth, according to the association.

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