Thomas Dammrich

Dr. Thomas Dammrich, Association Executive and Board Advisor
ROI Podcast Episode 226

In CEO Podcast Series by Brandt A. Handley

Dr. Thomas J. Dammrich, DBA

Former CEO, National Marine Manufacturers Association and IPC-Connecting Electronic Circuits
Business Strategist, National Association of Healthcare Quality
Advisor, Global Marine Business Advisors

Thomas Dammrich was president of NMMA for 21 years.  When assuming the role, he knew he had to get the industry working together and focused on things everyone could agree to work on.  One of the first things he tackled was focusing on market expansion efforts that were also measurable.  Dammrich’s leadership helped unify the industry to do just that with the Discover Boating campaign, now entering its sixteenth year. 

Dammrich also served as President of IPC, an international trade association of companies producing printed circuit boards and doing electronics manufacturing services.

After retiring from NMAA in 2019, Dammrich continued his service on a number of Boards of Directors and has chaired or served on over 15 Boards of Directors including both non-profit and for-profit companies.  He is currently engaged as Business Strategist for the National Association for Healthcare Quality and as a founder of Global Marine Business Advisors

Thom can’t help but look forward.  He has said, “I constantly scan the environment in which industries operate to anticipate challenges and identify opportunities to keep the industry healthy, growing, and working together.”

Dammrich is a builder, having doubled revenues and members in every organization he has led.

Dammrich has a BA in Economics, an MBA in Finance, an MS in Accountancy, and a Doctorate of Business Administration, all from DePaul University in Chicago.  He is a member of the NMMA Hall of Fame, ASA Sportfishing Hall of Fame, and Boating Safety Hall of Fame and has been recognized for lifetime achievement by the Water Sports Industry Association.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee for the Center for Sportfish Policy and serves on the Board of Directors of Niven Marketing.