What started two and half decades ago with a single product—a liquid-filled speedometer—has blossomed into one of the most recognizable names in the marine industry. I’m talking about Livorsi Marine, but I probably didn’t need to tell you that. I’m sure you also know the man who started it all is Mike Livorsi. So, as Livorsi Marine celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, what better time to reflect on Livorsi’s career and let him recollect and look down the road.
The oldest of five children, Livorsi was born and raised in Illinois and resides on Fox Lake—one of the Chain O’Lakes in Northern Illinois—with his wife, Victoria. The couple has two daughters, Gina, 22, and Ashtyn, 19. From furniture stores to bars and restaurants, Livorsi, 61, has started many businesses in his lifetime, but it’s the one he formed in 1988 that changed his life. While he no longer owns Livorsi Marine—CompX International bought the company as well as Custom Marine Inc. in 2006, creating the CompX Marine division—you’d never know it.