Dammrich Inducted into the Boating Safety Hall of Fame

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), a national catalyst for recreational boating safety, inducted Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) into the NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame at the 2019 International Boating and Water Safety Summit.

The NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to recognize individuals who have made, or continue to generate, substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of recreational boating safety.

“As Thom reminds us, ‘a safe boating experience is the best boating experience,”’ said Chris Stec, chair of the National Safe Boating Council. “His leadership and tireless work to unite the marine and recreational boating safety industries has advanced boating safety like no one else has done before.”

From the beginning of his tenure at NMMA, Dammrich recognized that collaborating across recreational boating as well as the broader outdoor community would be critical to the industry’s success. He created a united voice in both the legislative and economic arenas and built relationships for the industry across the globe.

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit is a conference for training, education, awareness, meeting, and networking for professionals, volunteers, and anyone involved in boating and water safety. The 23rdannual conference was held in Jacksonville, Florida, from March 24 to 27.