RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.
The refit on the Miami River continues as RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard (RMKMS) introduces a marine electronics service and sales division led by David Gratton, past chairman of National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Gratton is an expert outfitting megayachts with complete electronics systems, having serviced and installed equipment on thousands of vessels with Martek of Palm Beach, which closed in 2018. During his tenure at Martek and on NMEA’s board, Gratton pioneered service standards for marine electronics professionals through master dealer programs and technician certifications
Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the past eight years. He brings with him a keen understanding of the oceanographic community, and a strong familiarity with Teledyne’s products. Prior to FSI, Mancuso worked in various capacities at Boston Dynamics, American Research Institute, Philips Electronics, and Hazeltine Corp (now part of Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems). He has earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Clark University. Mancuso also has strong local industry ties, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Marine &
Schlott Named Peerless Industrial Sales Manager
Peerless Electronics Inc., a U.S. stocking distributor of switches, relays and circuit breaker products, announced the appointment of Todd Schlott to the position of Industrial Sales Manager. He will be based in Florida.Schlott is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. industrial electronics distribution industry and has held VP and Sales management positions at some of the industry's most prestigious companies. He is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute School of Engineering.Bill Gallucci, President of Peerless Electronics Inc., stated, “Todd Schlott represents a most valuable addition to our
Ocean Signal Appoints Moore as Product Manager
Ocean Signal, whose portfolio of safety devices includes the rescueME range, has appointed Steve Moore as its new Product ManagerExperienced marine electronics specialist Steve Moore joins safety equipment leaders with focus on new product launches and development of established range.Moore brings more than 25 years of technical and marketing experience in the marine industry in both the commercial and leisure sectors to the role, in addition to a strong background in integrated marine electronics. He joins Margate-based Ocean Signal following a seven-year spell with international marine electronics
IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions
vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing electrical department. A twenty-year marine electronics expert, Noorden’s engineering talents will be instrumental as IMTRA continues to develop the industry’s finest lighting and control solutions. He learned to sail and became fascinated with the technical workings of vessels at a very young age which ultimately led to a career as a yacht
Navico Hires Elgie to Lead Americas Sales
Navico, parent company to marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP, announced today that Jamie Elgie has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating office of the Americas.In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South America.Elgie came to Navico from Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer and marketer of cellular infrastructure equipment based in Utah, where he served as chief marketing officer. Prior to this post
Kreuz Subsea Names Liew CFO
in driving growth and profitability through the implementation of key operating structures. His previous roles include VP Finance at ALSTOM Grid where he was CFO for ALSTOM’s EPC business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ALSTOM, Liew also held key finance and strategy positions with SONY Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, and SingTel Ltd.Liew’s appointment completes Kreuz Subsea’s leadership team. He is the company’s fifth executive hire since AJ Jain took over the reins as chief executive officer in October 2017. In June, Jerry Starling joined as director of diving. In April
Navico Names Rae Manager for Canada
Marine electronics manufacturer Navico has appointed Steve Rae to the position of Country Manager for Canada.Based in Vancouver Island, B.C., Rae will be responsible for sales, service and support for the company’s three marine electronics brands, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. In addition, he will oversee a new Edmonton-based Navico service center that will open on May 30.Rae has been involved with Navico brands since 1988, managing Canadian sales and service for Lowrance. In 2008, he joined distributor CMC Electronics serving as “Navico Canada” and then returned to a full-time
Clark Joins ComMar Sales Team
ComMar Sales LLC, a manufacturer's rep group, is expanding its sales team by adding a new associate to represent its clients' products. Jeff Clark is now servicing boat builders and yards in the New England and upper Mid-Atlantic regions. He has been tasked with developing and expanding ComMar's reach along the upper East Coast. He will actively promote ComMar's many lines of electronics, parts and equipment for outfitting new and refit boats.
Tham is President, New Enterprises and Ventures of ST Engineering
Enterprises and Ventures, effective March 19, 2018. In this newly created position, Russell will drive the expansion of the Group’s business by building new adjacencies for growth through technology and innovation in verticals outside of the Group’s core businesses in the Aerospace, Electronics, Land Systems and Marine sectors. He will report to the President & CEO. “The creation of this new position represents a further strengthening of our management team, and signals our commitment to pursue growth beyond our core business sectors as we advance into building
Jason Marine CEO to Retire
Joseph Foo Chew Tuck will take over as chief executive officer at Singapore based marine electronics systems integrator Jason Marine Group, following the retirement of long-serving CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat. On March 31, Ronald Tan Lian Huat will step down as a director of the Jason Marine and its subsidiaries and associated companies after more than 35 years with the group. Company founder Joseph Foo Chew Tuck, who currently serves as executive chairman, will assume the role of CEO from April 1, 2018.
CMA CGM Recruits Digital Expert Krishnamurthy
12, has spent most of his career in the fields of IT and transformation. He has held various senior leadership positions over more than 25 years at Infosys, where he was most recently President - Head of Europe and Global Head Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications & Services. He graduated in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune
Decade at Actisense for COO Keets
July marks Lesley Keet’s milestone 10th year at Actisense, in a decade which has seen her climb the ranks from Sales and Marketing Manager to Chief Operating Officer. Lesley Keets joined the multi-award-winning, specialist marine electronics company in July 2007. At the time, Actisense had been established for 10 years and already had a strong reputation for their innovative and reliable products. With marketing experience at national brands but limited experience in the marine industry, Keets had a steep learning curve to gain expert knowledge of the products she was marketing.
Aune Joins PBES to Develop Energy Storage Markets
Eivind Aune has joined designed and manufacturer of industrial lithium-ion energy storage Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) in order to help further develop energy storage markets. Aune brings to the role decades of experience in Norwegian business. With an MSc in electronics/cybernetics and an MBA in international marketing and trade, Aune has served in several board and CEO positions, having most recently spent the eight last years as an owner and CEO of Sifa Mechanical Production in Selbu, Norway.
Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager
Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S. Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii. Nagel has been in the industry for many years working as an independent sales representative for leading brands like Daiwa, Rapala, Flambeau, Penn, Beretta and Sig Sauer. Nagel got his start in the industry while attending San Diego State University and working
Ocean Signal Appoints Nieuwenhuis as Sales Manager
Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) and collaborated with AMI Marine to introduce the new float-free E101V EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory capsule. Its SafeSea range of GMDSS products, include the V100 hand-held radio, S100 SART and E100 EPIRB. Ocean Signal and Florida-based ACR Electronics, Inc. form a strong partnership to provide global leadership in safety and survival technologies. The companies combine two of the most highly experienced electronic engineering teams in the marine communication industry to offer a comprehensive portfolio of reliable, innovative and easy-to-use
Liberia Opens Maritime Training Institute
and examinations – studying mechanical and electrical engineering on campus at LMTI. President Johnson-Sirleaf toured the 17.3-acre facility, which includes a newly constructed hi-tech workshop accommodating a machinery shop, a welding and gas-cutting shop, an electrical lab, an electronics lab, a machining shop and a seamanship shop. Other facilities include a computer lab, ship simulators, air-conditioned classrooms, a training swimming pool and a gymnasium LMTI managing director Avi Zaidenberg, said, “The Liberian government solicited LISCR to restore and operate LMTI