Steve Wallace, service manager for Lunde Marine Electronics of Seattle, Wash., was named Technician of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association.
This award, which was presented to Wallace at the NMEA Convention and Expo in Fort Myers, Fla., recognizes the best marine electronics technicians in the nation.
Wallace began his employment at Lunde in 1981 after serving in the Coast Guard. He began as an electronics technician and was promoted to service manager and now directs a team of eight - five of which are NMEA-certified marine electronics technicians. Wallace has worked on recreational and commercial projects in Alaska, Washington, Alabama, Norway, Canada, South America and Asia.
"Steve has performed exceptional work throughout his career," said Greg Whittle, owner of Ocean Systems in Everett, Wash., who nominated Wallace. "His customer service skills are tops and he has the ability to troubleshoot virtually any marine electronics system."
NMEA was founded in 1957 and has led the way in establishing technical standards for data exchange in marine electronics.