Do you know someone who is worthy of recognition within the Marine Industry in Michigan? Nominate them for the MBIA's Hall of Fame. Members of the MBIA Hall of Fame include those who have, or continue to generate "substantial and lasting" contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The MBIA Hall of Fame Awards are presented each year at the Recreational Boating Educational Conference.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Blakemore
HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS
Bill Blakemore, Walstrom Marine
Tony Krupa, Krupa's Boat Mart
Pat Stevens, Grand Pointe Marina, Diamondale
Vince Hillesheim, Anchor In Marina, Cheboygan
Greg Krueger, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales
John Kean, Kean's Marina
Van Snider, Michigan Boating Industries Association
John Hatfield, Howe Interlakes Marine, Indian River
Frank McBride, Frank McBride, Jr., Inc. Insurance
Robert Spicer, Spicer's Boat City
Pete Matta, Lake Fenton Marina
John Ennenga, Whitehall Landing
Russ McNamara, Retired from Murray’s Boats & Motors
Lou Haeck, Attwood Corporation
Harold Smith, Oselkas Snug Harbor Marine
Bob Hayes, Wonderland Marine
Marc Howard, Belle Maer Harbor
Gordon Torresen, Torresen’s Marine, Inc.
Ward Walstrom, Walstrom Marine, Inc.
David Irish, Irish Boat Shop
Tom Brennan, Brennan Marine
Jim Brennan, Brennan Marine
Bill Brennan, Brennan Marine
Richard Gallagher, Boats Inc.
Jack Leverenz (posthumously), Jack Leverenz Sailing School & Boat Show USA
Arthur Crouch, Northwestern Boat Company
Jack Love, Spirit of Detroit Unlimited Racing
Herb Eldean, Eldean Marine Group
Carl Vorndran, Carl’s Boats & Motors
Virginia Caffery, Michigan Boating Industries Association
Fred Hawreluk, Sterling Bank & Trust, FSB
Leon Slikkers, S2 Yachts
Pete Beauregard, Sr., Colony Marine Sales & Service
Calvin Connell, Crusader Marine
Judy Wheeler, Michigan Department Of Natural Resources
Dick Adams, Freeway Sport Center
Robert Giesler, All Seasons Marine
Frederick T. Alberda (posthumously), North Shore Marina, Inc.
Anthony Byrd, Byrd Marine, Inc.
Daniel Foster, Rotary Specialties
Fred Alter, Fred Alter Association
Bruce Dodds (posthumously), Dearborn Marine Engines
Alvin Wagner, Jefferson Beach Marina, Inc.
Marvin B. Kean, Kean's Detroit Yacht Harbor
Bill McMachen, McMachen Sea Ray
Kenneth W. Parks, Great Lakes Boat Top
Ray L. Underwood, Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates
Larry Vater, Decks & Docks
Ken Wilson (posthumously), Wilson Marine