Furuno USA names new president


Furuno USA president Jim Atteridge is retiring after 30 years and assuming a new role as director and corporate adviser.

Brad Reents will become president and chief financial officer of Furuno USA, a subsidiary of Japan-based Furuno Electric Co.

Reents has been with Furuno USA for 15 years as treasurer and a member of the board. He is a licensed CPA and brings with him years of experience as a financial officer. Prior to Furuno USA, Reents worked at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Furuno USA also announced several other management promotions.

Dean Kurutz was promoted to the new position of vice president of sales, marketing and product planning. Kurutz has been with Furuno for 21 years and has played a significant role in the company’s sales growth during the past two decades.

Francine Murphy was named director of human resources and appointed to the Furuno USA board. She has been with the company for 20 years.

Rick Walls assumes the new position of general manager. Walls has been with Furuno for 25 years in management roles in the Maryland facility and the Washington state headquarters.

Matt Wood, who has been with the company for 13 years, was promoted to national sales manager.

All of the promotions will take effect Dec. 1 as Furuno USA begins its new business year.