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ACR Electronics named Scott Morgan its new director of business development and satellite communications.

Morgan, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, brings to the company more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in search-and-rescue operations. Most recently he was senior vice president of Procon Inc., and president of SafeLife, a division of Procon.

ACR Electronics designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products including EPIRBs, PLBs, automatic identification systems, search-and-rescue radar responders, strobe lights, life-jacket lights, search lights and safety accessories.

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Andrew Hiller joined the Flexabar Corp. as national manager of sales and marketing for the company's Flexdel/Aquagard division.

Hiller's duties will focus on improving the company's presence and profits in the North American markets. Flexabar Corp. manufactures eco-safe antifouling coatings.

"We know that Andy will bring valued resources to our company as we continue our incredible growth within the marine coatings division," said executive director Greg Devine. "Andy's commitment to our customer service and strong technical support will be essential as we solidify our position as the No. 1 environmentally safe bottom paint and marine coatings company in the United States."


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