NMRA ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS – Brandon Flack of Atlantic Marketing elected as President.

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its 2014-2015 officers and board members. Two new officers and three new board members joined the association’s leadership group.

Brandon Flack of Atlantic Marketing Co., Stonington, Connecticut has been elected to president, while Rob Gueterman of GSW & Associates, Tampa, Florida is now vice president. Keith LaMarr of Macaroni Marketing, Watsonville, California now serves as NMRA’s new treasurer. Neil Trombley of Gulf Atlantic Marketing, N. Ft. Meyers, Florida joins NMRA’s board as secretary. Ken Smaga of ComMar Sales LLC, Land O’ Lakes, Florida is now past president.

Three new board members, John Miklovis of North Star Sales, Northbrook, Illinois; Jim Cressy of Cressy Marketing, Mishawaka, Indiana; and Dave Burgess of Canadian Rep Service, Coldwater, Ontario, will serve three year terms. They join existing board members: Clayton Smith of Waters & David, Fairview, Texas; Craig Coatney of Coatney Sales, Fremont Indiana; and Ivan Cross of Merifield Co., Camano Island, Washington.

NMRA was founded in 1960 as a national organization serving independent marine sales representatives and the manufacturers who sell through reps. Functioning as an industry voice, NMRA promotes networking and the benefits of utilizing reps for sales.

Contact National Marine Representatives Association, PO Box 360, Gurnee, IL 60031. 847-662-3167; Fax: 847-336-7126.;

New Centek Check Valve – Helps Prevent Water Backflow To Engines and Generators

New Centek Check Valve
Helps Prevent Water Backflow To Engines and Generators

New Centek check valve

THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA (USA) – The new Check Valve from marine wet exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries helps prevent water from flowing back into engines and gensets.

“Many different types of boats and yachts will benefit from the addition of a check valve, especially those that navigate in a following sea or have the occasion to back down while fighting a fish,” said Bill Arwood, Centek Industries Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Like all Centek products, the Check Valve is ABS certified and Lloyd’s Register Type approved. Manufactured from the highest quality, flame-retardant and heat resistant resin, it is available in a wide range of standard sizes for both gas and diesel engine applications.

Centek’s engineering staff has more than 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design and innovation experience. The company has designed, engineered and built more than 15,000 custom marine exhaust systems for yachts, workboats, military and law enforcement vessels and many of these designs are used continuously to build exhaust systems for thousands of new boats and refits annually.

For more information about Centek Industries marine wet exhaust systems and to download a copy of the new Centek catalog, visit or call 1+229.228.7653.