NMEA and Electronics

The National Marine Electronics Association is an organization committed to enhancing the technology and safety of electronics used in marine applications and the profitability of its members.

NMEA names new chairman

The National Marine Electronics Association announced that Johnny Lindstrom, a design engineer at Westport Shipyard in Washington, will become chairman of the NMEA board of directors, effective Jan. 1. In an unrelated matter, Bruce Angus, who was executive director in 2012 and 2013, resigned to pursue other opportunities. Lindstrom will succeed David Gratton, who is…more

NMEA standards gain recognition by international group

The National Marine Electronics Association’s equipment standards achieved greater recognition under a status enhancement granted by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The enhancement was announced during the NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo and the annual meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, held jointly Sept. 25-28 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel…more

NMEA 2000 demonstration scheduled for METS

The National Marine Electronics Association’s 2000 ConnectFest, a “live” demonstration of the NMEA 2000 open industry networking standard, is scheduled to take place Nov. 19 at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. The NMEA said many manufacturers will participate in the demonstration from 1 to 4 p.m. in D203 by connecting their products to…more

NMEA hands out annual awards

The National Marine Electronics Association announced Marine Electronics Award recipients at the 2013 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo in San Diego, which took place Sept. 22-25. The following is a list of award winners, with categories in bold: Manufacturer of the Year, Support: Furuno USA NMEA Industry Technology Award: Raymarine Inc., Evolution Autopilot…more


NMEA extends early registration for September conference

The National Marine Electronics Association extended its early registration discount for the group’s annual Conference & Expo to be held Sept. 25-28 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego. “Attendees were very pleased with the new format of the NMEA Conference & Expo in 2012 [held in Orlando],” NMEA executive director Bruce Angus…more

Actuant reports 3Q results

Actuant Corp. reported flat sales of $344 million from continuing operations in its third-quarter results today while noting that results for discontinued operations include those of the electrical segment, which the company recently announced it wants to sell. Actuant said the report for the quarter, which ended May 31, includes a $150 million non-cash, after-tax…more

NMEA conference set for San Diego in September

The National Marine Electronics Association said the 2013 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo will be held Sept. 25-28 in San Diego at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. “Our upcoming NMEA Conference and Expo in San Diego will be the first in many years held adjacent to a large marina,” NMEA executive director Bruce…more

Actuant plans to sell marine businesses

Actuant Corp. CEO Bob Arzbaecher said the group expects to sell its electrical segment as a whole and will look at using the proceeds for future acquisitions and stock buybacks, but emphasized that there was “no huge deal around the corner.” “[It] really comes down to portfolio management,” Arzbaecher said during a conference call Monday…more

Actuant reports 2Q results

Actuant Corp. reported second-quarter sales and earnings at the high end of its guidance ranges. Despite beating estimates, a 12 percent drop in fiscal second-quarter earnings prompted the company to lower its projections for the year. Wisconsin-based Actuant said Wednesday that total sales were $370 million for the quarter that ended Feb. 28, down 2…more

Actuant announces personnel changes

Actuant Electrical, a segment of Actuant Corp., announced two organizational changes within the global marine and mobile business segment. Robert Miller, current BEP Marine site leader in New Zealand, will transition back to the United States in the role of Americas business development manager. “With the aggressive growth plans we are deploying and the rebounding…more

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