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Furuno mourns longtime sales manager

Furuno USA said Thursday that industry veteran and longtime Furuno employee Ed Davis died April 30. He was 57.

Furuno USA said Thursday that industry veteran and longtime Furuno employee Ed Davis died April 30. He was 57.

Davis had been Furuno USA’s Mid-Atlantic regional manager since September 1992, working closely with dealers who he not only called customers, but also his friends.

“Everyone at Furuno has wonderful memories of Ed and they will all greatly miss his friendship, professionalism and his sense of humor,” the company said.

Before he worked at Furuno, Davis had his own marine manufacturer’s rep company, where he represented Datamarine International, Audiovox and Shakespeare Electronics.

He entered the maritime industry in 1987 when he was hired as senior product planner/buyer at Boat America Corp. From there, he was hired as a sales engineer at Datamarine International and later as an associate representative at the Bruce Hackett Co.

In addition to his passion for boating, Davis was active in hunting, fishing, trapping, racing and aviation.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie, and their two daughters, Kelly and Samantha.

A celebration of life was held in his honor on May 6.

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