Dammrich Honored with Marine Marketers Award

Outgoing National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) president, Dr. Thomas Dammrich, was presented with the special “Marketer of Excellence” Neptune Award by Marine Marketers of America (MMA) at the third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit at International Boatbuilders Exhibition (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida. Dammrich received a standing ovation from the crowd of 200 marine marketers in attendance.

MMA President Wanda Kenton Smith cited numerous marketing programs launched under Dammrich’s watch, which have positively impacted the marine industry, including the Discover Boating outreach campaign and its industry-facing Grow Boating initiative. Additionally, his broad-reaching vision of welcoming diverse new markets as well as recognizing the buying influence and importance of engaging kids has helped focus the importance of longer-term industry growth strategies. Dammrich has also served as a powerful industry advocate and PR spokesperson, having represented and positively positioned the recreational marine industry in hundreds of media interviews.