Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 12, 2018 – The National Marine Propeller Association (NMPA), a not-for-profit trade association working to promote high standards of professionalism and service in the boat propeller repair and sales industry, is pleased to announce its 2018 -2019 Board of Directors who will lead the group in the coming year. Newly elected Stew Foster in Alberta Canada said, “I am both honored and humbled to assume the role of President of the NMPA, and to be the first one for the association from Canada. Firstly, I would like to thank Dave DeWitt for his diligent work as the previous President, and thank the leaders that served before him. They, along with the previous and current Board of Directors have laid the foundation for our future. I don’t take this role lightly, and I am committed to doing all I can to promote both the NMPA and the propeller industry at large, as I diligently represent the interest of the amazing people who are doing incredible things in our industry every day.” 

The association recently held its Annual Convention in Las Vegas and the following directors were elected or reelected to their positions:

                           President:                       Stew Foster                      Prop Masters, Alberta, Canada

                           Vice President:               Mike Jones                       Coastal Propeller Service, Bridge City, TX

                           Secretary/Treasurer:       Darren Prouty                  Precision Propeller Co., Spokane, WA

                           Director: (reelected)       Scott Baumann                Baumann Marine, Houston, TX

                           Director: (reelected)       Marcus Clements             PowerTech! Propellers, Shreveport, LA

                           Director: (reelected)       Kevin Mitchell                 Michigan Wheel Propeller, Grand Rapids, MI                               

Current members of  the Board of Directors elected in 2017 and serving their two-years terms of office are:

                           Director:                         Rick Licare                         Runquist Propeller Tools, Naples, FL

                           Director:                         Scott Knutson                    Props Ahoy, Union Grove, WI

                           Director:                         Phil Stephanuik                Turning Point Propeller, Jacksonville, FL

About the National Marine Propeller Association

The National Marine Propeller Association was founded in 1992 to address the unique needs and interests of propeller repair shops in the recreational marine industry. Its goals are to foster links and create a sense of community among members in this unique segment of the recreational marine industry, help businesses learn about efficient operations and business management practices, and to improve the standards for the propeller repair industry through the establishment and provision of training and certification. From its inception NMPA developed an Annual Convention to serve as the forum for furthering the mission of the association.