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John Guercio (Photo: NASH Maritime)

Guercio Joins NASH Maritime’s Technology Team

NASH Maritime, a specialist in shipping, navigation and maritime risk, has recently appointed John Guercio to help develop, build and deliver its marine technology offer.Guercio, a U.S. Navy veteran, has more than 25 years of experience in marine electronics including field support, technical specification, systems integration design, installation, commissioning and acceptance trials.He has worked for global marine electronic system providers including Navico and Leonardo, his most recent role being Business Development Manager for SRT Marine Systems.Chris Hutchings, Technology Lead at NASH Maritime

Andrew Stradling (Photo: Furuno USA)

Stradling Joins Furuno USA

Marine electronics company Furuno USA announced it recently hired Andrew Stradling as technical applications manager.Based in Seattle, Stradling will work alongside longtime Furuno USA representatives Alan Terry and Jon Closson for the overall promotion and sales of Furuno commercial fishery solutions in the Americas. In addition to managing Furuno’s specialty hydroacoustics product line, Stradling will contribute to the training of Furuno personnel, Furuno USA dealer personnel, and customers alike. Stradling will be also responsible for the troubleshooting and repair of these products in the

Tara Norton (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Norton as Chief Sustainability Officer

to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands, said it has hired Tara Norton as its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, as the company has made sustainability one of its core strategic pillars globally across its brands, products, operations and production. Norton joins the marine electronics company from French multinational Engie Impact, where she worked with its corporate and government clients to accelerate their energy transition to cleaner energies.“We are dedicated to being an environmentally-responsible company,” said Knut Frostad, CEO of Navico Group. &ldquo

Brian Vlad (Photo: AIRMAR Technology Corporation)

AIRMAR Hires Vlad as Marine Product Line Manager

Ultrasonic sonar and Chirp technology company AIRMAR Technology Corporation has hired Brian Vlad as Marine Product Line Manager. Vlad will focus on the direction and evolution of Airmar’s line of marine products, and joins with over 20 years of marine electronics experience, primarily in product development and line management.Vlad comes to Airmar following a lengthy career at Raymarine where he managed over 30 product introductions. In the role of Airmar’s Marine PLM, Vlad will help structure and focus Airmar’s product roadmap through market analysis and VOC feedback from both the

Sean Ryan Photo: GOST

GOST Hires Ryan as Global Sales Manager

and efficient client experience, both in the U.S. and abroad.Based in Delray Beach, Fla., Ryan comes to GOST with over 16 years of relevant experience in customer service and technical sales, having worked closely with technicians and yacht owners to ensure the proper installation and operation of marine electronics

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Ransomware: The IT Danger on the Horizon

for Cyber Security Onboard Ships, now the de-facto cybersecurity standard for vessel operators, and he continues to advise on the development of these guidelines. He also serves on the Board of Directors for CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) -- the international association for marine electronics companies -- and Chair of the CIRM Cyber Risk Working Group, which fosters relations between all organizations concerned with electronic aids to marine navigation, communications and information systems. Outside of work, Saunders serves as an Officer in the Royal Naval Reserve where he leads

Bray Joins Furuno USA

Furuno USA has announced the hiring of Matt Bray as a new Sales Associate for the Southeast region. A 2010 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bray comes to Furuno with a background in marine electronics and electronics system installation, having led technical installation teams for several years.Bray will be working with the Furuno team in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with the aim of expanding sales and service in all market segments.

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 RMKMS

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

Steve Moore (Photo: Ocean Signal)

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

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

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

Jamie Elgie (Photo: Navico)

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

Steve Rae (Photo: Navico)

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

Joseph Foo Chew Tuck (right) will take over for retiring CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat (left) at Jason Marine Group (Photos: Jason Marine Group)

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.

Scott Nagel (Photo: Navico)

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

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.

Ocean Signal founder, Alan Wrigley (left), hands over the reins to Neil Jordan (right) (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal MD Wrigley Steps Down

specialist Ocean Signal. Effective from June 1, 2017, company founder Wrigley is replaced by Ocean Signal’s current Senior Project Manager, Neil Jordan, in a planned transition developed to continue the rapid growth of the Margate-based business. Wrigley, who has been involved in the marine electronics industry for over 41 years, has steered engineering-led Ocean Signal from a new company with a small portfolio of devices in 2011 to an international brand and world leader in safety beacon technology. It now supplies a range of ground-breaking products to the leisure, commercial and professional

Michael Mathewson (Photo: FarSounder)

Mathewson Joins FarSounder as Sales Director

 Marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder, Inc. announced that Michael Mathewson has joined the company in a newly-created position of Director of Global Sales, charged with addressing the continued growth in the international marketplace for FarSounder key technologies for commercial, defense and private luxury yachts. He will report to CEO Cheryl M. Zimmerman. A mechanical engineer by training with expertise in the marine science, technology, engineering and international marketplace, Mathewson has spent his career managing multifaceted projects and developing high-performing engineering

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