Structural Composites president receives technology honor


Structural Composites president and co-founder Scott Lewit received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Technology at the Florida Technovation/TechExpo.

Lewit received a Congressional Medal of Merit from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., for the achievement.

The Lifetime Achievement in Technology award is presented to someone whose impact, influence and work in the technology community has resulted in significant success of the organization in which that person has been associated and who has also benefited the regional technology community as a whole.

“It is truly an honor to be selected for this award and to be recognized by Congress with a medal of merit,” Lewit said in a statement. “It is humbling to be selected for such a prestigious award. I would like to thankEmbraer, Thales, AT&T, MIDAIR and the Florida Institute of Technology for this selection and for sponsoring advanced technology and Innovation though the TechExpo event.”


Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.

IBEX Hires Education Director

Patty Lawrence will manage the show’s preconference sessions, seminars and workshops.

Organizers Plan for In-Person Metstrade

The show is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 in Amsterdam and will incorporate virtual elements.

X Shore Secures $17M in Funding

The Swedish company’s 26-foot Eelex 8000 electric boat premiered at the Palm Beach show last month.