NMEA names new board members

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The National Marine Electronics Association named five people to its board to succeed retiring members whose three-year terms have expired.

The new directors are:

  • New England regional director Hugh Lupo, co-owner of New England Marine Electronics in Norwalk, Conn.
  • Dealer director Mike Spyros, service director at Electronics Unlimited in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Northwest regional director Steve Wallace, service manager at Lunde Marine Electronics in Seattle since 1991.
  • Mid-Atlantic regional director Ralph Sponar Jr., who represents the association on the federal Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Task Force and is a board member of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services.
  • Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regional director John Barry, who owns Technical Marine Support Inc. in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

"We're delighted to have such a talented group of people join the board of directors," said David Hayden, president and executive director of the association, in a statement.

"They bring with them the broad-based expertise and commitment that is necessary to ensure NMEA's continuing success, both in the U.S. and abroad," he added. "We have an active agenda going forward to continue improving the boating experience at sea, and involvement and guidance by the board of directors are critical in accomplishing that goal."

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