John Spragg, general manager of Bellingham Marine’s operations in Australia and Asia, has received top honors from the Marina Industry Association during the group’s Marine 13 Conference, held in Sydney, Australia, in April.
He was given the organization’s Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Marina Industry award, which recognizes the industry’s top contributors.
Spragg entered the marina design and construction industry in 1994 after 25 years in major construction in Australia. In 1996, he joined the Bellingham Marine team and helped set up the company’s operations in Australia.
In Australia, Spragg has overseen the construction of over 10,000 marina berths, a number of which have been awarded Marina of the Year in past years. He was also involved with the iconic Yas Island Marina in Abu Dhabi and Keppel Bay Marina in Singapore.
On an industry level, Spragg was a founding member and director of the Marina Industries Association, which formed in 1997. He has also made a significant contribution to the Association in his 16 years of involvement with the MIA.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized but I am especially humbled by my nomination for the award,” Spragg said, in a press release. “Even though this award is for individual achievement, it’s only through the efforts of our teams worldwide and a very supportive family that I am able to do what I do. Together, along with our trusting clients and esteemed colleagues, we’ve driven the success of the marina industry around the globe. It’s a privilege to be a part of such a great group of people.”