Tom Haag and Steve Remias both honoured for contributions to the industry

Two veteran members of the state’s marine industry were inducted into the Michigan Boating Hall of Fame recently, one posthumously.

A news release from the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) explains that Tom Haag, a long-time member, board member and chair of the Boat Show Committee for nine years, passed away suddenly in March 2018. He was MBIA board chair and vice president of Colony Marine, where he worked for more than 31 years at the time of his passing.

Also inducted was Steve Remias, recently retired as president and CEO of MacRay Harbor Marina. He is also a long-time MBIA member, past board chair and active Legislative Committee chair. He also served as the MBIA secretary/treasurer, and on the environmental, transition and finance committees.

“Tom and Steve were both MBIA chairmen in the past, served on numerous committees and are more than deserving of this, MBIA’s highest honour,” says Nicki Polan, executive director of the MBIA, in the news release. “Tom’s legacy lives on at Colony Marine and at MBIA, and Steve continues to advocate for MBIA, recreational boating, and economic development in Michigan.”