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NMRA opens applications for 2019 scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. Past recipients have gone on to vocations in a wide range of fields, including boatbuilding, logistics, naval design and the merchant marines. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply. The application ...

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NMRA awards 2018 maritime trades scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association has awarded its 2018 Maritime Trades Scholarship of $2,500 to Kaila Kotkiewicz of Sayville, N.Y.  Established in 2008, the given to an outstanding student pursuing education that will lead to a career in the marine industry. Robert Guerrieri of Atlantic Marketing Company made the presentation. Kotkiewicz is a recent graduate of Sayville High School and ...

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NMRA announces record membership growth

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) added 30 new members in 2017. This record growth reflects increased awareness by manufacturers of the benefits of using independent sales reps, as well as the overall rebound of the marine industry. "We're pleased to welcome this diverse group of new members," said Neal Trombley, NMRA president. NMRA member independent marine reps have strong ...

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NMRA welcomes affiliates Rutgerson, Kold-Ban

The National Marine Representatives Association recently welcomed two new affiliate members. Sweden-based Rutgerson Marin AB engineers and manufacturers high-quality marine fittings and is a OEM supplier to Beneteau, Dufour, Elan, Moody and Storebro. Rutgerson offers portlights, blocks, track systems, hatches, clutches and deck fillers and has dealers in over 30 countries on six continents, but only one in North America. ...

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Ron Schmitt wins NMRA Mel Barr Award at IBEX

The National Marine Representatives Association presented its 2017 Mel Barr Award to Ron Schmitt, president and CEO at G.G. Schmitt & Sons. 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. Tim Hennagir, editor ...

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NMRA offers scholarship to student of the maritime trades

Contributing to the future of the marine industry, the National Marine Representatives Association announces it is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding individual pursuing education and a career in the maritime trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply. "Bringing energetic, talented young people into the marine trades is vital to the collective health ...

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Landings School student wins NMRA scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association presented its second 2016 scholarship of $1,500 to Lane Peterson. The annual award is given to an outstanding student pursuing education in the marine trades. Peterson is a yacht design and boatbuilding student at The Landings School in Arundel, Maine. Growing up in Arizona, 7,000 feet above sea level, he learned woodworking while making model ...

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NMRA elects new officers

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its officers and board of directors to govern the organization in 2016–2017. One new officer and two board members join the leadership group. Keith LaMarr of Macaroni Marketing was elected NMRA president and Neal Trombley of Gulf Atlantic Marketing is vice-president. Clayton Smith of Waters & David Co. is the new treasurer ...

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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 offers scholarships for maritime trades

GURNEE, Ill. – Since 2008, the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has contributed to the future of the marine industry with scholarships to individuals pursuing education and a career in the maritime trades. This year, two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students. High school seniors, college and vocational students can request an application from NMRA online. Schools are encouraged ...

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