February 19, 2019

left - David Takahashi and Bob PappajohnBob Pappajohn, the owner of M&P Mercury received Boating Industry Canada’s Employer of Choice Award for 2018 at the Vancouver International boat show. Boating BC’s annual general meeting (AGM) provided the backdrop for the award ceremony. This is the third year in a row that M&P Mercury has won the Employer of Choice Award in the Dealers/Marine category.

left - David Takahashi and Bob Pappajohn

Later at M&P’s display on the floor of BC Place, Greg Nicoll interviewed David Takahashi who was brought onboard to develop human resource programs for M&P Mercury.

David’s firm looks to leverage analytics and industry insights to help design and execute critical programs from business-driven HR to innovative people, leadership, and change programs.

David’s Highbridge firm serves a diverse client base comprised of cutting-edge global companies in managing human resources and intellectual capital to build a sustainable competitive advantage. In David’s own words: “We help companies navigate the choppy waters of a complex global economy, and position themselves to attract and retain the workers they will need on this journey.”

One objective was to look at the dreams and values of M&P and see how to link up those values and dreams with those of their employees.

M&P Mercury is very proud of the M&P University project that was developed with the help of David Takahashi. The M&P University project began with new Marine Technicians. Over 3 to 4 years, Technicians in a self-study program will upgrade their certifications and during that time they will spend time with the various departments of the MMP organization. For example, they will follow through on the sales cycle and also spend time in the parts department to better understand how the inventory process works. Participants will also take courses to understand the financial part of the business and have been offered programs to help with their personal understanding of investing, financial planning and well-being. In summary, participants will have a broader understanding and sense of the organization as a whole.

Congratulations to M&P Mercury!

 

Changing Scene

  • Prev
The Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 ...
COVE is excited to announce that IBM Canada has joined the ocean business park as a tenant, one of ...
Long-known in the industry as a leader in customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise Grady-White ...
The two organizations share mutual goals when it comes to the pursuit of public engagement about ...
BRP created a new segment in the personal watercraft industry and won its unprecedented ...
As part of the recent sale of its Larson Boat assets to Polaris Industries, the ...
For over 40 years, Awlgrip has led the market in professional decorative yacht coatings, with ...
One of the most versatile cruisers on the market today, True North Powerboats was recently ...
After last year’s large-scale efforts to stage the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta in the wake of Hurricane ...
Mercury Marine presented its 2018 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award to a record number of ...

THOM DAMMRICH RECEIVES WSIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Thom DammrichThe Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual Summit earlier this month. The Lifetime Achievement Award is WSIA's highest honor and recognizes an individual whose career has been dedicated to the progression and promotion of towed water sports. 

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by WSIA's Kevin Michael and Larry Meddock, who both spoke highly of Dammrich, “This man commands respect of every room he goes into. He has great intellect, great advice, and great wisdom.” 

Read More about Thom Dammrich...

 

 

17 for 17: GRADY-WHITE EXCELS AGAIN IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RECOGNITION

Grady-White BoatsLong-known in the industry as a leader in customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise Grady-White Boats has again been named a recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award. In its 17th year, the award is the trade association’s top recognition for customer satisfaction with new boats. The 2018 honor represents Grady-White’s 17th consecutive award in the fiberglass outboard boat division each and every year the award has been presented.

Read More about Grady-White....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

People

  • Prev
Marine electronics pioneer Darrell Lowrance, 80, passed away Saturday morning after suffering a ...
Extremely popular and well respected for leading the reemergence of Iconic Marine's three ...
Raymarine's ClearCruise Augmented Reality (AR) system was chosen as the best marine ...
On January 27th in Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy, Boat International Media hosted the Superyacht Design ...
West Marine, the world’s largest boating supply retailer, has hired retail executive Ken ...
Groupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four ...
Weems & Plath President Peter Trogdon has announced a “Change of Watch” at the company he ...
North Sails are pleased to announce that Robert Greenhalgh has joined the team. A key hire ...
We are delighted to tell you that Les Sparks is celebrating his 45th anniversary with Mercury ...