The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)
announced the selection of its new Board of Directors chairman,
vice chairman and secretary, as well as appointment of four
Mike Spyros of Electronics Unlimited, having served as NMEA vice
chairman since 2014, took the reins as chairman on January 1,
2017, succeeding Johnny Lindstrom of Westport Yachts, whose term
ended at the end of 2016. Board members Steve Katz of Steve's
Marine Service and Lou Rota of FLIR Systems moved into respective
positions as vice chairman and secretary.
Named and approved by the NMEA membership to three-year terms
during the annual meeting in Naples, Fla were new board members
Brian Kane, Sean Hatherley, Jason Young and Kevin Boughton.
Kane is Chief Technology Officer, founding partner and Board of
Directors member of Global Ocean Security Technologies-GOST. His
responsibilities include overseeing design, integration and
documentation of new security, tracking, monitoring and video
surveillance technologies. He received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Electronic Engineering from Wentworth Institute of
Technology in 2003.
Hatherley has been Sales Director at Navico since 2014,
overseeing sales to technical installers, local retail accounts
and wholesale distribution in the Americas. He works with a team
of 15 territory sales managers covering all of Navico's
recreational brands. Hatherley has an Electronics Engineering
degree and has served on the board of the NMEA.
Young oversees the outside sales department, key account
management and brand management at CWR Electronics for more than
15 vendors. He began his marine electronics career as a
board-level technician at Sea-Trac Offshore. Young is a Certified
Marine Electronics Technician and holds an FCC GROL with Radar
Boughton, as senior technician, oversees techs and installers at
Midcoast Marine Electronics in Rockland, Maine. After attending
an electronics trade school and a tour in the Coast Guard, he
helped to establish a marine electronics shop at a marina in
Camden, Maine. Boughton is a Certified Marine Electronics
Technician and holds an FCC GROL with Radar Endorsement. He has
been an NMEA trainer and on the Education Committee since 2014.