National Marine Propeller Association, a trade group representing propeller repair companies and propeller related product and service providers throughout the U.S., recently launched their new website, www.nmpa.net, which will serve as a tool for members of the association and a resource for boaters looking for professional repair shops and other propeller related information. The new website also features the new NMPA logo, which incorporates new modern characteristics while maintaining a key feature, the propeller, as an element in the design. The updated design is part of the NMPA’s effort to rebrand and reinvigorate the twenty-three year old trade group to better serve its members.
“We embarked on several important initiatives in early 2015 the first being to appoint a new Managing Director for NMPA and the second to rebrand the association as part of a larger effort to update and enhance the NMPA member programs and benefits,” said Dave DeWitt, President of NMPA and Product/Program Manager for Mercury Propellers. “In April we announced the appointment of Gordon Connell and Connell Communications as the Managing Director and Association Management Company for NMPA and today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website,” he added.
The clean, easy to navigate design allows visitors to the site to search for professional repair shops using the Member Directory or Interactive Map. Additionally, it offers a moderated public forum for boaters to interact and pose questions about propeller repair. For members it provides secure access to their profile, a resource library, a member-only discussion forum and single source of compiled industry news feeds.
Gordon Connell, recently appointed Managing Director of NMPA said, “I’m excited and looking forward to working to grow NMPA to its full potential. The new logo and website are just the start of several plans for the association. Next we are focusing on the Annual Convention scheduled for October 22-24 to build on what has historically been a valuable opportunity for propeller repair businesses to gather for informative sessions, networking and business-to-business development.”