AMI Recognizes Dammrich Ahead of Retirement
The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) recognized Thom Dammrich at the opening ceremony of the International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC) for his nearly 20 years of service to the recreational boating industry.
On September 30, 2019 Dammrich will retire as president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). He was recognized for unifying the industry and to elevate the status or marinas and boating facilities within the broader industry.
Jim Frye, AMI's president emeritus and IMBC's MC thanked Thom by noting, "his contribution to marinas, our association and the entire recreational marine industry. We are all richer for the experience of knowing and working with him. Nobody logged more miles on trains, planes, and automobiles in service of the marine industry than Thom Dammrich. He carried the industries' agenda, not just the agenda of the manufacturers. Thom completely embraced the role that marinas play in hosting the boating experience, and marinas and boating access facilities became an important element of the NMMA advocacy agenda."
Joe Riley, AMI's current chair, echoed, "it has been an honor to work with Thom as a member of the NMMA board of directors and I appreciate all his efforts to include all segments of the boating industry on the organization's board. Together, we make the recreational boating experience better for our customers."
As a token of the marina industry appreciation of Thom's effort, AMI will be making a donation to the Folds of Honor in Thom's name. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried fourth this singular, noble mission: To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members.