NMMA has announced Jeff Wasil as Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance. He will serve as a technical representative to outside organizations, advise NMMA members on environmental regulations and work on international issues impacting the boating industry. Wasil was a leader in global marine regulatory development and a key member of marine industry technical projects during his tenure at Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. (BRP), one of the largest manufacturers of powersports, propulsion and boat systems.
“We are delighted to welcome Jeff to NMMA. He brings extensive technical experience to this role to harmonize emissions standards and manage the transition to low carbon technologies and marine electrification,” said Tillie. Fowler, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs “An avid boater, Jeff is passionate about boating and has shared his experiences with global regulatory agencies to minimize disruption and help move our industry forward.”
During Wasil’s tenure at BRP, he published and presented numerous technical articles on marine emissions and alternative fuels. He has testified before the US Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology regarding ethanol-based fuels and leads research and commercialization efforts on advanced biofuels and marine electrification. He was also an integral part of the advanced engineering team that designs new propulsion concepts and holds several patents on propulsion technologies.
Wasil’s work has been featured in over 100 articles and published media, including The Washington Examiner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BoatUS Magazine, Boating Industry Magazine, Soundings Trade Only Today, Journal Times, as well as several outdoor hobby magazines. air.
Over the past 15 years, he has presented several environmental awards, including the Business Friend of the Environment award, the Green Masters award, and the Earth Day Sustainability award.
Wasil is currently Chairman of the Marine Engines Committee (IMEC) of the International Council of Maritime Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
Wasil will move to NMMA beginning Aug. 15 and will work closely with Fowler and John McKnight, NMMA’s senior vice president of environmental health and safety. He is based in Illinois.