National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President, Thom Dammrich. was inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame, the association’s most prestigious recognition, during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in early October. Dammrich will retire as president of NMMA after nearly 20 years in that role on September 30, 2019. Dammrich is credited with encouraging collaboration across the recreational boating industry to promote its legislative and economic agenda. He also worked to unite the industry around market expansion through the industry-wide Discover Boating marketing campaign and spearheaded an initiative to address the need for outreach to more diverse audiences to develop the next generation of boaters. A search committee made up of NMMA board members will hire a search firm this fall and begin the process of identifying Dammrich’s successor in early 2019.