In 2011 Ron was honored as an industry “Mover & Shaker” by Boating Industry magazine for his impact and contributions to the recreational boating industry.
Ron has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing operations and CAD Engineering, as well as experience running a side-business in traditional canvas replacement work. He invented SureShade based on his own personal experience as a lifelong boater, recognizing a market need for a shade product that offered boaters both adequate and convenient sun protection.
Ron enjoys boating with his wife Dana in South Jersey and along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA (the hometown for the SureShade business).
An active participant in her local boating community, Dana serves on the Board of Directors for the Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) and has completed the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC’s) Delaware River Ambassador Program. As a River Ambassador, she is focused on growing recreational boating on the Delaware River. Her commitment to the boating industry expands nationally as a government relations advocate with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Boating United program supporting legislative issues affecting the boating industry.
In 2016, Dana was recognized by Boating Industry as a 2016 Movers & Shakers Finalist for her leadership in growing SureShade and the boating industry, and also recognized as a “Women Making Waves” in the industry. In 2017, Dana was featured in a prominent industry executive Q&A by Trade Only magazine for leading the rapid growth of SureShade.
Dana has over twenty years of global sales, marketing, business development, client services and project management experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial services.
Dana enjoys boating with her husband Ron in South Jersey and along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA (the hometown for the SureShade business).
Our Valuable Team Members
Diane shares her marine marketing expertise as the founder/editor of a collaborative site devoted to marine marketing best practices and strategies (MarineMarketingTools.com), and runs the two boating lifestyle sites MyBoatLife.com and BoaterKids.com. She is also the author of the children’s boating book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.
Diane has over 20 years of experience in marketing with a diverse background ranging from advertising account management to internet startup marketing to corporate brand marketing.
She enjoys time with her husband and two young daughters on board her boat Seltzer Water, boating in the beautiful waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
Debbie has over 30 years of experience working for a variety of businesses in office management, client services, purchasing and retail operations.
In her downtime Debbie enjoys boating with her husband Rich and family on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as boating on the Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey shore.
Gregg Inscore brings with him over 30 years of engineering experience and 20 years of marine industry experience with design & engineering roles with Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial & Government Products, EdgeWater Boats, VectorWorks Naval Engineering and Everglades Boats. Gregg is also NMMA/ABYC certified in all categories of boat systems.
His marine engineering firm, GCI Designs, is on the cutting-edge of marine technology and engineering processes and will utilize their new state-of-the-art 3D Laser Scan Technology services to help facilitate SureShade design efforts with OEM projects and expand on the high growth potential of aftermarket shade sales and installations.
Gregg is a longtime boater and enjoys offshore boating, fishing and surfing along the Florida coast.