People & Company News
Brunswick Corporation Establishes Navico Group
Brunswick Corporation announced the formation of Navico Group, which will replace its current Advanced Systems Group (ASG). Navico Group will continue to be led by Brett Dibkey and represents a complete organizational integration between the legacy ASG business with two key acquisitions that were completed
IMTRA Grows Its Commercial Sales Team
New Bedford, Mass. based manufacturer and importer of marine and commercial products IMTRA announced it has hired Rusty Morgan to take on the role of Regional Commercial Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest. Eric MacDonald, who held the position most recently, has expanded his responsibilities to
Bruun Takes the Helm at KVH Industries
KVH Industries, Inc., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brent C. Bruun as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board. The Board also appointed two seasoned industry executives, David Kagan and David Tolley, as directors of KVH.Bruun first joined KVH in 2008 and
Vessel Incidents on the Rise, Inmarsat Report Finds
Tankers, fishing vessels and bulk carriers were the three highest sectors for sending distress signals between 2018-2021, Inmarsat's The Future of Maritime Safety Report 2022 reveals.Among the findings from the Inmarsat data was an abrupt spike in GMDSS calls in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic,
IMTRA: Growth from Within
IMTRA, the New Bedford, Mass.-based manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, recently underwent a change in ownership. But even under new owners, so much about the company, including its makeup and offering, will remain unchanged. And that’s
Matthew Zimmerman Takes the Helm at FarSounder
FarSounder said that Matthew Zimmerman is taking the helm as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Former CEO, Cheryl M. Zimmerman continues her role as Chairman of the Board, as well as taking on the position of Market Development Strategist.
Phoenix Lighting Boosts Distribution for US Inland Waterways
Phoenix Lighting announced it is growing its U.S. distributor network in response to increasing demand for its marine-rated LED lighting products, particularly in the commercial inland marine market.The Milwaukee, Wis.-based company said it has entered into new distribution partnerships with Hannan Supply Co.
Stradling Joins Furuno USA
Marine electronics company Furuno USA announced it recently hired Andrew Stradling as technical applications manager.Based in Seattle, Stradling will work alongside longtime Furuno USA representatives Alan Terry and Jon Closson for the overall promotion and sales of Furuno commercial fishery solutions in the Americas.
Seafarer Training, Well-Being at center of Inmarsat Ferry Open Challenge
Inmarsat, Attica Group and Thetius have teamed to jointly launched the ‘Inmarsat Ferry Open Innovation Challenge: Crew Training and Entertainment,' a competition which inspired start-ups and SMEs to deliver digital solutions to enhance the training or enrich the leisure hours of seafarers. Applications
Sea Machines Forms Strategic Advisory Board
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, developer of autonomous command and control systems for commercial vessels, announced Thursday it has formed a strategic advisory board made up of industry experts to help steer strategic vision and growth.The Boston-based company said it has been growing rapidly