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The Actuant Electrical marine and mobile business segment, which includes Marinco, Mastervolt and Ancor, added Rick Kermen to the global application engineering team.

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“Rick Kermen has an extensive background spanning more than 25 years in marine electrical engineering, system design and boatbuilding,” Menno Ligterink, application engineering leader for the segment, said in a statement. “Rick’s knowledge, insight and skill set will assist the Americas Marine and Mobile team to drive and grow our system approach to the next level.”

Kermen has worked in the marine industry since 1987. Based in Vonore, Tenn., his background includes employment with several leading North American production boatbuilders and his proficiencies include electrical engineering, CAD design, project management, manufacturing systems application engineering, systems diagnostics and compliance work. He is also an ABYC-certified marine electrician.

“As our OEM business continues to grow and interest in our current and new technologies, like digital switching, penetrates the marine market at a rapid pace, the addition of Rick’s talent and knowledge base will be a key to our company’s continued success,” Ligterink said.

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