Mackay Acquires CMC’s Marine Business


Mackay Communications, Inc. acquired CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business on October 30, 2015, from Canadian parent, Esterline, a supplier of aviation systems. Esterline divested their marine sector to concentrate efforts on its core aviation business. CMC Electronics’ maritime brand traces its roots to the Canadian Marconi Company (CMC); originally the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada.

Mackay Communications’ Marine Division is a turnkey supplier of communications and maritime electronic solutions and global service. According to the company, its acquisition of CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business mutually compliments their product offerings, enhances access to diverse market segments, and will provide customers with quality 24/7 services at all major ports throughout North America.
A new regional division, Mackay Marine Canada, will blend Mackay’s Vancouver office and CMC Electronics’ marine locations; resulting in five Mackay offices in Vancouver (British Columbia), Quebec City (Quebec), Halifax and Yarmouth (Nova Scotia), and St. John’s (Newfoundland). Robert Barkley, formerly General Manager of CMC Electronics’ marine segment, has been appointed President of Mackay Marine Canada.
Mackay’s Marine Division will close out the year with 30 wholly-owned marine sales and service operations in 15 U.S., five Canadian, and 10 additional worldwide locations, with a network of 90+ global service agents.