Blue Sea Systems NMDA Supplier of the Year

Industry trade group recognizes company’s commitment to their customers

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BELLINGHAM, WA --- (August 1, 2013) Blue Sea Systems, a Bellingham based manufacturer of marine electrical products, earned three awards at the annual National Marine Distributor Association (NMDA) conference, including the prestigious Supplier of the Year award.

NMDA distributor members vote to determine the awards, which were presented July 17 at the Supplier of the Year luncheon in Chicago. The awards are:

  • Supplier of the Year (SOY)
  • Best All-Around Packaging
  • Supply Chain Standards Efficiency

"We appreciate the vote of confidence from the members of the NMDA," said David Johnson, Senior Vice President for Blue Sea Systems. "Our employees are committed to continually improving the design, quality, packaging, and support of our product to distributors and their customers."

We are proud of the efforts Blue Sea Systems has made to improve their scores and congratulate them on their award," said Nancy Cueroni, Executive Director of the NMDA. "It is through the efforts of companies like Blue Sea Systems working with their distributor customers that enables retailers to continue growing their businesses."

"For the past several years Blue Sea Systems was first runner up," said Ryan Barber, Executive Vice President for CWR Electronics and Chair of the SOY Awards. "They analyzed the awards criteria and put specific goals in place so that they could improve."

All NMDA distributor members nominate and vote for this award and specific criteria are scored.

About the National Marine Distributors Association

The National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) was founded in 1964 and consists of wholesale distributors, manufacturers, and manufacturer's reps. The NMDA's mission is to improve the business conditions of wholesale distributors of marine accessories and of the marine industry. The NMDA fosters cooperation among members to improve the productivity, profitability, and performance of members’ business through seminars, conferences and other educational opportunities. Additional information is available at

About Blue Sea Systems

Blue Sea Systems was founded in 1992 based on a commitment to create innovative high quality marine electrical products to improve the safety, simplicity, and reliability of boating. Blue Sea Systems employees are active boaters who apply their passion to designing, developing, and building products that enhance the experience of boaters. For specific product information and to learn more about Blue Sea Systems, visit

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