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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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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

Robert Glassman (Photo: VMAG)

Glassman Joins VMAG

Marine electronics, navigation and communication systems supplier Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) said it has recruited Robert Glassman as a Senior Technical Sales Engineer as it expands its portfolio to provide turnkey marine technology for refits and new builds.   Glassman graduated from Palm Beach Community College, joined the Coast Guard and retired after 20+ years as a Mustang Lieutenant. During his military service, he was instrumental in many drug and migrant interdictions, conducted numerous aids to navigation projects, was the resident fisheries expert for the Gulf of Mexico

Bill Eastwood (Photo: Shakespeare Marine)

Eastwood to Lead Shakespeare Marine

Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands.   In his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its well-known brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity technology advancements such as Wi-Fi extenders and cellular amplifiers, aimed at keeping recreational and commercial mariners connected.   Eastwood comes to Shakespeare with over

Kelly Todd Grindle (Photo: Hatteras Yachts)

Hatteras Yachts Appoints Grindle as CEO

.3 billion designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. He brings to Hatteras Yachts his extensive experience in the recreational marine manufacturing sector. Prior to Vista Outdoor Inc., he spent 15 years as Senior Group Vice President, Marine Electronics, Watercraft and Diving, at Johnson Outdoors, Inc. in Racine, Wisc., maker of such brands as Minn-Kota, Humminbird, SCUBAPRO and Old Town. During his tenure at Johnson Outdoors, Grindle is credited with restructuring and turning around the Watercraft Division, as well as quadrupling the size

Brian Kane (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Kane Chief Technology Officer

, training thousands of installers, and has also been intimately involved with overseeing GOST’s social media. We know that this appointment is long overdue and will help our brand continue to flourish.”   Kane was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)

Rob Yoder (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Yoder Head of R&D

sales representative and lead technical support agent.    In his new position, Yoder will manage the technical support department; develop technical documentation, such as installation and user manuals; design, test and implement new technologies; and support GOST’s global marine electronics dealer and distributor network to ensure its products are installed properly and working to specification.   He takes on the director’s role from Brian Kane who has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer

Brian Gifford (Photo: GOST)

Gifford to Lead GOST Sales Team

began his career at West Marine in 1988, working his way up to store and sales manager positions over the course of nine years. During that time, he was responsible for sales, budgeting, and staffing for several locations at the largest marine retailer in the U.S. Gifford then moved into the marine electronics manufacturing segment at Raymarine and then Brunswick New Technologies as a technical support and product support specialist. This technical understanding combined with his retail sales experience lead to his position as regional sales manager for Garmin International in 2006, followed by regional

Nicolas Quéru (Photo: Navico)

Quéru, Davis Take up Leadership Roles at Navico

Nicolas Quéru has been appointed to lead Navico’s Commercial Marine Division worldwide to take forward the marine electronics group’s continuing strategy for growth. Quéru has been made EVP Managing Director with immediate effect following his promotion from Vice President, Commercial Marine EMEA. He succeeds Jose Herrero.   A French Native residing in Oslo, Norway, Quéru has extensive experience in international business management, including over eight years in management consulting at Oliver Wyman and Bain & Company leading assignments in strategic

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