The Marine Retailers Association of American (MRAA) has named Matt Gruhn its next president. Gruhn will succeed current president, Phil Keeter, who is scheduled to retire at the end of this year.
A 14-year veteran of the marine industry, Gruhn is Group Publisher of Affinity Media's trade group and has played a key role in organizing Boating Industry's Top 100 Dealers Program and the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo.
“Matt's skills and experience are perfectly aligned with what we were looking for in a new leader for this association,” said MRAA Chairman Dave Foulkrod. “Our Board of Directors is excited that he's joining us as our new President because of his knowledge of the industry and his passion for working with and helping marine retailers grow their businesses.”