Beckson Marine CEO receives business award

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Bob Beckerer, Beckson Marine, Inc. CEO, has been given the 2007 Jeffery Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year Award, Beckson said in a statement Monday.

Beckerer accepted the award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The honor recognizes Beckerer “for maintaining a successful company dedicated to providing superior thermoplastic products and services,” the award read.

The award also acknowledged Beckerer’s commitment to education and mentoring within the company and community. Many employees receive their GED and college degrees thanks to Beckson’s funding. Beckerer founded a local charter school, the Bridge Academy for grades 7 through 12, and is active in local business organizations.

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