Contentious issues between marine dealers and manufacturers have existed for as long as I can remember. And I have been in this industry for many years. I do believe, however, that Now is the time! That’s right… now is the time, during this economic duress, for both dealers and manufacturers to forget about the contentious issues of the past, that so often negatively affected business relationships, and start working together for an industry renaissance. Continue reading Now is the time!
About Ed Lofgren
Ed Lofgren, Chairman of the MRAA Board, co-owner and CEO of 3A Marine Service, a boat dealership located in Hingham, MA, has been in the boat business since 1960. He is also a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and a Trustee of its Educational Trust. A graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in history/government and a masters degree in international relations, Lofgren served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam era with as a First Lieutenant. Lofgren also taught for 21 years in the Massachusetts public schools system and also at the university level. He currently serves on the Marine Industry Training and Education Council (MITEC), the Youth Council of the South Coastal Workforce Board, as a Director on the Board at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (a Ma. Environmental advocacy group), as the Massachusetts representative to the New England Marine Trades Assn., and as President of the Panagia Church Parish Council in Cohasset, MA. Lofgren and his wife, Angela Marie Lofgren have been married over fifty years. They have two daughters, one who is a principal in the dealership, and two grandchildren. View all posts by Ed Lofgren →