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Industry veteran Larry Porche posthumously receives 2021 NMRA Mel Barr Award

Marine industry veteran Larry Porche, who died suddenly this past June, is the 2021 recipient of the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) Mel Barr Award. The announcement was made by NMRA President Scott Kolodny during the IBEX industry breakfast in Tampa earlier today. The Mel Barr award was created in memory of Mel Barr, an independent marine rep deeply involved ...

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Mel Barr Award at IBEX honors Perko’s Marvin Perkins

The National Marine Representatives Association has presented its 2018 Mel Barr Award to Marvin Perkins, former president of Perko, Inc. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president. Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Tim Hennagir ...

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Johnny Thomerson receives 2016 Mel Barr award

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented the 2016 Mel Barr award to Johnny Thomerson, national sales manager at Lenco Marine. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president. Jonathan Sweet, editor-in-chief of ...

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NMRA Mel Barr Award presented to Ron Bailey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented its 2015 Mel Barr Award to Ron Bailey, vice president of sales and marketing at Turning Point Propellers. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and ...

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