Tag Archives: Perko

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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Industry mourns Jack Barnes

Longtime Perko, Inc. employee John “Jack” Barnes passed away on Sept. 3. Barnes started his career in the marine industry in 1972 when he joined the Henry S. Gartner & Associates rep firm and focused on OEM accounts throughout Florida. Six years later, he became president & majority shareholder. In 1995 he relinquished his presidential and administrative duties to focus ...

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