Brunswick executive receives Coast Guard commendation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Brunswick Boat Group’s David Marlow, director of product integrity, recently received the U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation at the 78th National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting, which took place in Crystal City, Va., Brunswick said in a statement yesterday.

The NBSAC, established by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, is comprised of state officials, representatives from the boating industry and national recreational boating organizations and members of the general public. The group consults with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Commandant of the Coast Guard on federal regulations and other major boating safety matters.

Rear Adm. Brian Salerno presented the USCG Public Service commendation to Marlow, a member of the NBSAC for the past seven years, “in recognition of notable services that have assisted greatly in furthering the aims and functions of the Coast Guard.”

In comments read by James P. Muldoon, NBSAC chairman, “the U.S. Coast Guard and its national boating safety program have tremendously benefited from Marlow’s dedication and commitment to service. The result of this hard work has been improved boating safety. Marlow’s devotion to boating safety is most heartily commended and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.”

A long-time boating safety advocate, Marlow is an active member of a number of boating industry associations, including the American Boat and Yacht Council, the Recreational Craft Sectoral Group and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

“The work that takes place at the NBSAC level consistently takes aim at improving boating safety,” Marlow said. “As one of 21 seated members, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our industry. To have the USCG recognize those efforts is especially rewarding.”

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