Former Buchanan businessman to be inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association Hall of Fame

Published 10:52 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2003

By Staff
Lew Haeck, retired CEO of Attwood Corporation in Lowell and Harold Smith, President of Oselka's Snug Harbor Marine in New Buffalo, will be inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame for 2003.
Both will be honored at a dinner reception held during the 2003 Recreational Boating Educational Conference (RBEC) and MBIA Annual Meeting, Dec. 3-5 at Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant.
Both Haeck and Smith have been determined by the MBIA Board of Directors to be outstanding contributors to the recreational boating industry in Michigan. They are being recognized for longevity, dedication and professionalism. Each will receive a recognition plaque and will be added to the Hall of Fame recognition wall at the MBIA's office in Livonia.
Smith is the brother-in-law of Niles Public Works Director Neil Coulston. He previously owned and operated Smitty's Marine in Buchanan.
The MBIA Hall of Fame was developed in 1991 to recognize those who have made extraordinary achievements in or contributions to the recreational boating industry. The award recognizes an individual, group, or organization who, over the years has proved to be outstanding in furthering the MBIA's objectives of advancing the recreational boating industry through promotion of education, dissemination of knowledge, the introduction or development of innovative techniques, and the commitment to quality, service and growth. This award is given to those who have been dedicated to the perpetuation of the highest ideals, trust and professionalism for the industry.