CMM RecipientsCertified Marina Manager (CMM) honours were bestowed upon two Canadian marina operators at IMBC Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Mike McKeown, Manager of Beacon Bay Marina (Penetanguishene) and  Rob Walters of Outer Harbour Marina (Toronto) were awarded the designation of Certified Marina Manager, from the International Marina Institute, making them numbers 5 and 6 only in Canada.

The AMI (Association of Marina Industries) is the association that regulates the training and certification process. It is a very involved process to become a CMM which includes intermediate and advanced marina management  courses, and many years of industry experience.  While in the USA the marine industry holds this designation in high esteem, it is less utilized in Canada.  Mike and Rob are hoping to raise the profile of the CMM training and certification in Canada amoung marina operators.

To learn more visit:  marinaassociation.org/certifications/cmm
 

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VOLVO PENTA NAMES TONY KELLEHER VICE PRESIDENT FOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND TRAINING

Tony Kelleher 400Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training. 

“Tony Kelleher will lead the customer support and product training teams to further expand and strengthen our partner network capabilities,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “During his tenure as head of our leisure marine business segment, he and his team have made great strides in strengthening our business and relationships with partners and customers. His collaborative approach has developed positive rapport among U.S. and international team members, as well as OEMs and dealer partners.”  READ MORE