Jeff Wasil Appointed Chair of ICOMIA Marine Engine Committee (IMEC)

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Evinrude executive to lead global organization addressing marine engine regulations to ensure a clean environment

Evinrude is dedicated to doing our part to preserve the waters for future generations of boaters through innovative product development, rigorous testing, and industry leadership. Jeff’s leadership in this global organization is one example of our commitment.

Evinrude announced today that Jeff Wasil was appointed chair of the ICOMIA Marine Engine Committee (IMEC) at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on April 19 in Ostend, Belgium. As Evinrude’s Emission Compliance Engineer, Wasil is responsible for engine emissions testing and certification.

“Recreational boating and fishing has important social and economic benefits and is a passion enjoyed by so many people around the globe,” said Wasil. “IMEC has the opportunity to work alongside global regulators to create meaningful marine engine regulations, which not only protect the environment but also ensure the recreational boating experience is preserved. I'm so excited to work alongside the many great leaders in our industry who serve on this international committee – and I'm honored to be appointed as chair.”

“IMEC has been at the forefront of all recent legislative developments to regulate engine emissions by establishing trusted and constructive relationships with regulatory bodies. We have succeeded in applying virtually the same limits in the US and EU and in promoting them in other areas where they are being drafted,” said Udo Kleinitz, ICOMIA Secretary General. “We are pleased about the appointment of Jeff as Chair and look forward to working with him to address a number of topics that will require the full attention of the marine engine manufacturing industry.”

“We are excited to see Jeff take on this global leadership role on behalf of Evinrude. Evinrude is dedicated to doing our part to preserve the waters for future generations of boaters through innovative product development, rigorous testing, and industry leadership,” said Tracy Crocker, Evinrude’s General Manager and Senior Vice President. “Jeff’s leadership in this global organization is one example of our commitment.”

Evinrude’s founder, Ole Evinrude, was inspired to develop the first commercially viable outboard engine while rowing on Okauchee Lake. Nearly 110 years later, Evinrude engines are still manufactured in southeastern Wisconsin, employing approximately 650 local residents. Working with the blueprint Ole Evinrude created for outboard engines in 1909, Evinrude continues to refine the outboard by producing direct injection engines with superior technology and performance, while exceeding vigorous environmental standards across the world.

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