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Image Of The Week: Blood Brothers Of MTI

Earlier this week, three well-known figures in the go-fast boating world dropped by MTI headquarters in Wentzville, Mo., for a visit. Two came from Florida, Bob Bull and John Tomlinson, and one, Jake Nossaman, came from Oklahoma. So perhaps “dropped by” is a bit of a stretch. But no matter how you define it, they came to be interviewed for our upcoming “In The Lead” segment featuring MTI company founder and owner Randy Scism.

A trio of MTI fans (from left), Jake Nossaman, John Tomlinson and Bob Bull took time out for their hectic schedules to be part of the next “In The Lead” video segment focused on Randy Scism (right) and the company he and his wife, Cherell, built together. Photos copyright speedonthewater.com.

That three decidedly busy guys took time out of their day to be part of the video spoke volumes about their respect for Scism, his family and his ever-expanding MTI brand. Frankly, we were blown away that all three showed up mid-week—on a temperature-record-setting day in Wentzville no less—for interviews that will contribute only a few minutes to the finished video.

But that’s the kind of respect they have for the man and the company he has built. A successful businessman, Bull is a longtime MTI customer and supporter. Tomlinson, the owner of TNT Custom Marine in Miami, is an MTI dealer. Like Bull, Nossaman is a successful businessman and loyal MTI customer.

Randy Scism was delighted to have a few good friends join him for part of the day on Wednesday.

From 2014 to 2017, Bull campaigned an Unlimited-class offshore racing team called CMS for his HVAC contracting business. His two-MTI-catamaran, world-championship-winning team included himself and Scism in one cat and Tomlinson and Jeff Harris, the chief operating officer of Fountain Powerboats, in another.


When it came to their friend Scism, all three gentlemen who traveled to MTI Wednesday offered nothing but the highest praise—with a few light jabs tossed in just to keep the MTI principal honest—and we had front-row seats to all of it. As you can see from the images above, they have no trouble relaxing with one another and it showed in their killer interviews.

Of course, you’ll have to wait a bit to see them. The Scism episode, the third of our second-year documentary-style video series backed by Mercury Racing with support from MYCO TrailersHamilton Marine FinanceBluave Marine AudioCP PerformanceHardin MarineThe Firm Realty Group and The Firm Racing Team, will air in June.

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