NMMA Seeks Alan J. Freedman Award Nominees


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced Wednesday that entries are being accepted for the 2011 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, one of the industry’s most prestigious honors given to an individual in the marine accessory sector. The Award will be presented during the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Monday, October 17 from 7:30 till 9:30 a.m. at the 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).

The Alan J. Freedman Award is a top honor awarded during IBEX, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions, throughout the course of their careers, to the marine accessories’ industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation. Nominees may be from all accessory segments: accessory manufacturer, representative, member of the media, dealer, distributor, or an association staff person.
 
“This year’s Freedman Award is particularly significant, as the essence of the award is to honor outstanding dedication and guidance of a leader in the accessories’ sector, qualities that were imperative to succeed following the past few years navigating the economic recession,” said Greg Lentine, President of NorCross Marine and NMMA Accessory Manufacturer Division Board Chairman. “We look forward to reviewing the nominations and are excited to bring the industry together at IBEX to honor the 2011 Freedman Award winner.”
 
To nominate an individual for the Alan J. Freedman Memorial Award, click here to download the 2011 nomination application. Applicants must also submit a personal statement supporting the nomination and outlining the nominee’s qualifications; the nominee’s biography; supporting materials, documents or news articles; and any other statements or letters of recommendation from co-nominators who endorse the nomination. The completed nomination form and supporting materials must be submitted by September 1, 2011. Contact Bryan Welsh at bwelsh@nmma.org  or call (312) 946-6276 with any questions.
 
IBEX 2011 will host more than 500 OEM and aftermarket exhibitors and feature several specialty pavilions, the industry’s most expansive seminar series, pre-conference sessions, free exhibitor workshops, and special events, plus live outdoor demonstrations by industry professionals utilizing the newest products in real-world application situations that will change the way boating business gets done.
 
Register today for the 21st annual IBEX show, taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center Monday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.