DAYTON, Ohio, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc. announced today that Phil Keeter, a marine retail pioneer for over 50 years, has joined its Marine Insurance Services Division as vice president of dealer services.
Keeter began his career by opening his Tulsa, Oklahoma dealership in 1959. In 1972, with 12 other dedicated dealers, Keeter recognized the need to band together marine retailers for the betterment of their industry and formed the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA). After a very productive 23 years as president of the MRAA, he retired in 2011, but his loyalty to the marine industry continues with Norman-Spencer. As vice president of dealer services, he will provide dealers with the opportunity to realize untapped revenues and significant savings available only through Norman-Spencer's exclusive dealer programs.
"It has been my privilege for the last 25 years to work with dealers and recognize their needs. Their necessity for additional profit centers and cost controls for their businesses in the insurance arena have always been very apparent," said Phil Keeter. "By joining the national leader in consumer and commercial marine insurance, I will be able to help dealers achieve new and unrealized profits. Norman-Spencer has been the exclusive, committed provider and sponsor for dealer efforts for 25 years and it is my honor to join their team."
"Phil has been a friend and a valued business partner for a quarter-century," said Paul Norman, CEO of Norman-Spencer. "It is a natural progression for Phil to join our team, and to continue his relentless efforts to provide every dealer with the ability to pursue new ways of earning revenue, especially in these trying times for the industry."
Through the recent national expansion of the AquaPac and MRAA Rewards Insurance Programs and the savings provided by exclusive business insurance programs for dealers, Norman-Spencer's addition of Phil Keeter continues its unmatched 25 years of unparalleled dedication to dealers and marine retailers nationwide.
About Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc.
Norman-Spencer provides industry leading insurance services to clients and insurance buyers nationwide with over 10 proprietary in-house programs covering industries including marine, construction, real estate, and professional lines. Norman-Spencer's Marine Insurance Services Division has provided marine dealers, agents and tens of thousands of boat owners and fishermen with innovative, cost-effective insurance solutions for more than 30 years.
SOURCE Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc.