Chuck Rowe, the president marine engine company Indmar Marine will be inducted into the National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference known as IBEX at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, September 19 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Waterside Marriott Hotel. Tampa, Fla. The news was announced in a press release from the Chicago-based trade group.
Chuck Rowe’s career in the marine engine world spans 44 years.
According to the release, the NMMA Hall of Fame—and Hall of Fame Award—“honors individuals whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation, and perfection within their respective spheres of expertise.”
“Chuck is most deserving of this recognition,” said Thom Dammrich, the NMMA president, in the release. “Through his leadership, innovative spirit and passion for the marine industry, he has paved the way for its future with unwavering support and invaluable contributions.
“Having had the opportunity to work closely with Chuck during his tenure on NMMA Boards, and as NMMA Chairman, I can say his insights and leadership have been instrumental in helping to guide the association, and the entire marine industry, through periods of favorable and less-than-favorable conditions, including the 2008 recession,” he added.
Among Indmar’s most recent releases is its Raptor 460 engine.
Rowe began his career in the marine industry in 1973 and throughout his 44 years, he has consistently delivered industry-leading technology to advance recreational boats, according to the release. Under his leadership, Indmar Marine, which is based in Millington, Tenn., has been awarded five patents, 17 CSI Awards, seven Innovation Awards, five environmental awards and three top product awards, as well as delivering 14 innovative technologies that have forever changed the marine industry, including being the first to incorporate catalytic converters in inboard engines.