Boatbuilders Assoc. Names New Director, Relocates to Florida

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Sunday, April 08, 2012
Gordon Connell: Photo credit ABBRA

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) appoints executive director, relocates to Fort Lauderdale

 American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) names new Association Management Company and Executive Director to lead the national group that represents the business interests of the boat building, marine service and boat repair industry and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism.

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association say they have appointed Gordon Connell as its new Executive Director and named Connell Communications its new Association Management Company. During their regular Board Meeting held recently at Roscioli Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida the ABBRA Board of Directors approved the new leadership and management plan for the national boat builder and boatyard trade organization.

“The opportunity to work with ABBRA as its Executive Director and provide management services for the association are challenges that not only excite and motivate me, but ones that I wholeheartedly embrace,” said Connell. “This organization was established in 1943 and it is my belief is that there is still tremendous untapped potential within ABBRA as the representative for the boat builders and boat repair segment of the recreational marine industry in the U.S. With time, thorough planning and strategic execution you will see an even better organization that more effectively represents its members and their interests,” he added.

With the change in management, ABBRA is relocating its head office from Warren, Rhode Island to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and its new address is 3778 SW 30th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. The Association’s new telephone number is 954-654-7821.

 Founded in 1943, ABBRA is a national marine trade organization that represents, is dedicated to, and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism in the boat building, marine service and boat repair industry.

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