Mike Erickson, MFC, was named to the Marine Fabricators Association Hall of Fame January 21 at the 2017 MFA Conference award banquet in Jacksonville, Fla. Erickson is the owner of Canvas Designers® Inc. and EZ2CY Inc., both based in Riviera Beach, Fla.
In the early 1990s, Erickson was instrumental in the development of IFAI’s Marine Division. He served in a significant role, alongside Bob Mead, of Marine Textiles Magazine, to form a partnership with IFAI, into what became the Marine Fabricators Association. Later on, Erickson went on to develop the marine products division for John Boyle, a leading supplier at the time.
Erickson has served in multiple leadership roles, including MFA Chairman for two separate terms, 1990 to 1995 and 2006 to 2007. He served as board of director for IFAI in 1998, 2001 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2014. Erickson has been a presenter on multiple occasions for MFA Regional Workshops and the annual Marine Fabricators Conference.