Airmar Technology Corp. announced that it hired Brian Vlad as marine product line manager. Vlad has more than two decades of product development and line management experience, most recently with Raymarine. “I intend to apply my experience to help Airmar develop and launch new products and technologies that will improve boating and fishing overall,” Vlad said in a statement.
The Coast Guard announced that it awarded more than $3.7 million in grants to 27 non-profit organizations. Funding for the boating safety grants is derived from the Sport Fishing Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The non-profits that received funding include the American Boat & Yacht Council, American Canoe Association, Future Angler Foundation, National Safe Boating Council, Sea Tow Boating Safety & Education Foundation, U.S. Power Squadrons and the Water Sports Foundation. Click here for a complete list of beneficiaries.