2009 MAATS Show Winner Product
Orlando, FL -
July 15 - 17, 2009 - - For the 2nd year in a row, Mark Silvey's Marine Services was honored with the top award in the Innovations Award aftermarket accessories category at the National Marine Manufacturers Association annual Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS) in Orlando, FL.
Seven technical writers from the all the top boating and yachting magazines unanimously judged the Master Lock / PulseCode Profile Cylinder Lock, the winner of the 2009 Innovation Award.
This was against 33 other competitive entries held at the National Marine Manufacturers Association - Marine Aftermarket Accessories Tradeshow in Orlando Florida.
The consistent comment on the first day was the ease of retro fitting our access control cylinder into an existing profile lock body. And the option of a mounted key pad and/or a portable key was definitely center stage to attendees.
2008 MAATS Show Winner Product
Chicago, IL -
July 18, 2008 - - Six marine aftermarket products were honored last night for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 8th annual Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS) in Las Vegas.
The Innovation Awards, organized by NMMA and judged by BWI, recognize those products that best meet the following criteria: Innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; cost-effectiveness; and availability to the consumer within 60 days of the show's conclusion. A total of 60 new products were entered in eight categories for this years' MAATS awards program.
"Judges take their jobs evaluating Innovation Award entries very seriously, spending hours reviewing and referencing submitted materials and cross-checking facts," says Jan Mundy, Innovation Awards chair and editor of DIY Boat Owner magazine. "The hands-on process at the show is equally challenging, and after products are critiqued on the exhibit floor judges begin deliberating at great lengths to select the winning entries. The variety of highly competitive products made for some stiff competition. This years' selection process was the most intense I've seen since I first began participating in the awards program."
In the Boat Care/Coating/Chemicals and Maintenance Tools category, the Innovation Award goes to Re-Structure Marine Polish from Mark Silvey Marine Services. This non-petroleum, water-based penetrating polish uses nano technology to clean and protect gelcoat, metal, paint, plastic, vinyl and other hard surfaces. "Easily hand applied without buffing, this product will change the way boaters maintain their boats," said Mundy.
For more information on MAATS or the Innovation Awards program, visit nmma.org/maats, or contact NMMA trade events manager Kathleen Clickett at (312) 946-6252; firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy, market research and data, product quality assurance and marketing communications.
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