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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Master Marine Delivers Z-Drive Tug to Marquette

St. Simon (Photo: Master Marine)

Marquette Transportation Co. has taken delivery of a new 2,000-hp Z-drive towboat from Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala. The 78'x 34’x11' St. Simon was designed by Entech Designs, La. for Marquette’s river division, based in Paducah, Ky. Master Marine is continuing to build Z-drive towboats, with one more underway for Marquette with an increased crew capacity of nine in five staterooms with 3.5 bathrooms. The steel-hulled St. Simon is powered by a pair of Thompson Power Systems Caterpillar C32 Tier 3 1…

ST Engineering Increase Stakes in Mexican JV

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has subscribed to a capital call of MXN7.5m (about S$0.7m) from GFM Electronics S.A. de C.V. (GFM Electronics). This additional capital subscription increases ST Electronics’ shareholding in GFM Electronics from 50% to 51%, resulting in GFM Electronics becoming a subsidiary of ST Electronics. Upon completion of the capital injection, the issued and paid up capital of GFM Electronics will be increased from MXN34.7m (about S$3.3m) to MXN49.9m (about S$4.7m). GFM Electronics, formed in 2000 by ST Electronics and Grupo Ferrominero, S.A de C.V.

ST Electronics Establishes Brazilian Subsidiary

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), has set up a subsidiary, ST Electronics do Brasil Serviços e Soluções em Sistemas Eletronicôs Ltda, in Brazil. ST Electronics holds 99% stake in the new subsidiary, with the remaining 1% stake held by its wholly owned subsidiary, ST Electronics (SatCom & Sensor Systems) Pte. Ltd. ST Electronics do Brasil Serviços e Soluções em Sistemas Eletronicôs Ltda, based in Sao Paulo, will have a paid up capital of US$2m (about S$2.55m). Brazil is an important emerging economy and the setting up of the Brazilian subsidiary marks an important step forward in ST Electronics’ marketing strategy for entry into that market.

ST Engineering Injects Capital in Brazilian Arm

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that further to its announcement on 11 July 2014 on the setting up of ST Electronics do Brasil Serviços e Soluções em Sistemas Eletronicôs Ltda (ST Electronics Brazil) in Brazil, it has completed the capital injection of US$2m (about S$2.49m) into its Brazilian subsidiary. ST Electronics Brazil was set up with two shareholders in compliance with Brazilian laws - Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) holds 99% stake, while its wholly owned subsidiary, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte. Ltd., holds the remaining 1% stake. This capital…

Hinckley Appoint Frank and Bernard in Electronics Department

Hinckley Yacht Services, the newly renamed Little Harbor full service complex here, has announced the appointment of David Frank as electronics department supervisor, establishing the department as a full service dealership. He will be assisted by Roger Bernard as electronics service manager. Previously, electronics work at Little Harbor was subcontracted out to vendors and technicians in the Portsmouth area. "These men have been working in the marine electronics business for over 25 years so they know the clientele and the demands of the job," said Geoff Prior, operations manager of the yard. Frank brings 17 years of experience as a marine electronics technician. manufacturers such as Furuno, Northstar, B&G, Seatel, and Raytheon.

STN ATLAS Marine Electronics Sold

As of November 1, 2003, equity investor EquiVest, represented by Munich-based CBR Management GmbH, has acquired from EMG EuroMarine Electronics, a Hamburg-based Rheinmetall Group company, the business operations of STN ATLAS Marine Electronics GmbH, Hamburg. The parties to the deal have agreed not to disclose any details on the price paid. The takeover by EquiVest is part of an MBO enacted by STN ATLAS Marine Electronics' Management Board. The new company will operate under the name of SAM Electronics GmbH. A leading systems supplier in the market for electrical and electronic ship and offshore equipment, STN ATLAS Marine Electronics' some 1,000-strong workforce generated sales of EUR 244 million in fiscal 2002.

Meucci Promoted to Sales Manager ZF Marine Electronics

ZF Marine Electronics has promoted Jim Meucci to Sales Manager. Meucci started with Mathers Controls over 25 years ago, and most recently held the position of Regional Sales Manager at ZF Marine Electronics headquarters in Mukilteo, Wash. In his new position, Meucci has overall sales responsibility for ZF Marine Electronics' controls systems business in the North America region. ZF Marine Electronics LLC, (formerly ZF Mathers LLC) supplies both electronic and pneumatic vessel control systems. Product brands for the controls group include ClearCommand, MiniCommand, MicroCommander, SkiCommand and SmartCommand.

Federal Electronics Wins Award

Federal Electronics, Inc. has been selected as a recipient of the 2008 Supplier Excellence 4 Star Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). A supplier to Raytheon IDS for the past 7 years, Federal Electronics was honored with the award for the company's exemplary performance and contribution to the success of Raytheon IDS and its customers. Federal Electronics Vice President Ed Evangelista and Account Manager Chris Heywood were presented with the award in a ceremony at Raytheon IDS in Tewksbury, Mass. "We are honored to have been selected by Raytheon IDS for this prestigious award for the second consecutive year," said Evangelista. Raytheon IDS is involved in Joint Battlespace Integration and provides solutions to organizations including the U.S.

L-3 SAM Electronics Promotes Managing Directors

From Left to Right: Armin Groth, Carsten Sippel, Maik Stoevhase

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today the promotion of Armin Groth and Maik Stoevhase to managing directors of its L-3 SAM Electronics business. As managing directors, Groth and Stoevhase report to Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 MSI. Having worked in the maritime industry for more than 24 years, Groth joined L-3 SAM Electronics in 2006 as managing director of its STN Schiffselektrik subsidiary before he took over SAM’s Integrated Systems business in 2009.

NMEA Announces Electronics Product Award Winners

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), announced this year’s recipients of the product awards distributed at NMEA’s Annual convention and Exposition at Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. October 23-26. The NMEA products awards recognize excellence in design, performance and reliability in marine electronics products. The awards are selected by votes from marine electronics dealers, distributors and other industry professionals. According to the rules, each active, non-manufacturer member of the NMEA and each NMEA-certified marine electronics technician are allowed to cast one vote. This year’s winners were comprised of 13 companies in 24 different product categories.

Marine Electronics Company Navico Emerges

Today, a company to be known in the development, production, marketing and sales of marine electronics comes to life, under the name of Navico. The launch of Navico is the result of the merger between Simrad Yachting AS and Lowrance Electronics Inc. The newly merged company will reach world wide revenues close to $300m for 2006. The company's headquarters is located at Lysaker outside of Oslo, Norway and the total number of employees will be approximately 2.500, spread world-wide. Bringing it all together is new company owner Altor, a Nordic investment company. The market for marine electronics is experiencing international growth. Bringing together four of the world's strongest brands in the marine electronics business in one company…

Saab Marine Group Is Newest Spin Off

Saab Marine Electronics has formed a new group of companies in order to supply the marine market with a total concept for modern applications. During a short period of time Saab Marine Electronics has acquired the share holding majority in three companies with complementary high performance equipment within ship automation, tank cleaning and ballast and bunker tank monitoring. At the same time, Saab Marine Electronics has established marine sales and service companies in Singapore, Dubai, Russia and the U.K.

J.F. Lehman & Co. Acquires ACR Electronics

J.F. Lehman & Company acquired ACR Electronics, Inc. from Chelton Avionics, Inc., a subsidiary of Cobham plc. ACR Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of safety products and solutions to the aviation, marine, military and commercial markets worldwide. The Company’s core products include life-saving devices such as rescue beacons, safety lights, and other safety equipment which have been sold for decades under the ACR and Artex brands. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to invest in ACR Electronics,” said Stephen Brooks, Partner at J.F. Lehman. “ACR Electronics is a market leader in many of J.F. Lehman’s core end-markets and has a strong reputation for quality and engineering expertise across a diverse product suite with both military and civilian customers.

Bueno Joins Sales Team at ACR Electronics

Jose Bueno Joins the ACR Electronics Sales Team as International Sales Manager. Bueno is an international sales and marketing veteran having most recently held positions with Directlink International and Cosmo Communications Corp. both located in Miami, Florida. Bueno will oversee marine and bridge electronics, government, outdoor and aviation market sales for ACR¹s international division covering Asia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America.

Brief VTS Outage in Prince William Sound Coverage

Wednesday the fire alarm in the Electronics Support Detachment Valdez building was triggered indicating a potential fire in the electronics room. The Valdez Fire Department immediately responded to the alarm, cleared the space of any potential danger, and stated the smoke appeared to be due to an electrical short in one of the equipment racks. Coast Guard VHF-FM radio circuits and Vessel Traffic Service remote sensor systems remained operational following the short; however, the Vessel Traffic Center’s visual tracking display was temporarily disabled. Early morning Thursday technicians successfully restored the display and Vessel Traffic Service Prince William Sound was returned to normal operations.

L-3 Acquires International Electronics

L-3 Communications, announced has acquired the six corporations of G.A. International Electronics Group. G. A. International Electronics is a high seas marine electronics business providing sales and service of marine electronics equipment for navigation and communications onboard commercial tankers, freighters and major cruise liners operating within the United Sates and in the . The business will be combined into a single unit and renamed L-3 G.A. International and will be integrated into the L-3 Marine and Power Systems Group. Headquartered in , L-3 G.A. International has been successfully providing sales, installation, and service for a broad range of OEM navigation and communications products to commercial maritime shipping and cruise line companies for nearly 25 years.

Major Chinese Order for SAM Electronics

Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, in association with its Chinese subsidiary, SAM Taihang Electronics, has been awarded a contract to supply and install NACOS 54-5 integrated navigation command systems featuring radar-controlled trackpilots, Ecdis and other sensors aboard ten 31,000-dwt multi-purpose heavy lift vessels under construction by Huanghai Shipbuilding of Rongcheng for delivery to Columbia Shipmanagement between 2009 and 2012. Under the contract for ships that will be operated by Austral Asia Line (AAL) on its South East Asia and Australasian routes, SAM Electronics will additionally supply compass systems as well as GMDSS and satellite communications equipment together with associated consoles.

US Navy Radar Jamming Contract for KOR Electronics

Mercury Computer Systems' subsidiary KOR Electronics gets a US Navy 5-year basic sole source orderiing agreement (BOA). This BOA supports the continued development of state-of-the-art techniques and target generation capabilities in conjunction with the advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) architecture developed under a prior Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II.5 award issued to KOR Electronics. The BOA provides for research and development, production, engineering services and ongoing support and is valued at up to $58M. "This agreement is a perfect example of how the SBIR program can benefit our country's defense and small business," said Kevin Carnino, KOR Electronics President and Chief Executive Officer.

SIMRAD Expands West Coast Staff

SIMRAD has expanded its sales team with the addition of Michael Lynn as its Commercial Sales Manager USA West Coast. Lynn will concentrate on working with SIMRAD dealers to facilitate sales to commercial fishing, tug boat, workboat, and coastal transportation customers. “Michael’s considerable experience in marine electronics as well as his superlative communications skills made him the obvious choice for this position,” said Brian Staton, president of SIMRAD Inc. Lynn, 53, brings more than 20 years of experience in the marine electronics industry including positions at Radio Holland, USA (Houston, TX), Raytheon Marine Co. (Nashua, NH) and Sea Mar Electronics Inc. (Seattle, WA). In addition, Lynn has five years of retail store management experience.

Calabrese Joins JRC

Al Calabrese has joined the staff at JRC in their High Seas sales department overseeing the Gulf Region and Florida. He brings over 40 years of electronics experience, and is FCC certified, with a technical background in troubleshooting, research and development, failure analysis, production methods as well as marine electronics communication and navigation sales, service, and installation. Most recently, he worked as East Coast Manager of Sales and Service for GSI Marine, Inc responsible for training and supervision of technical personnel and day-to-day operations. High Seas Technology, Radio Holland, and General Dynamics are companies The US Navy was the first entry Calabrese made into the electronics field…

ACR Announces Company Changes

In a move to bridge electronics and an increase in marine sales, the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., ACR team has assumed new titles and responsibilities. Tony Smith, a 15 year sales veteran at Fort Lauderdale-based ACR Electronics, has been promoted to Sales Director, assuming the responsibilities of marine and bridge electronics, government, outdoor and aviation sales for the company¹s international division, which covers Asia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. Bob Pro, who joined ACR in 2004 as the Western Marine Sales Manager, has been promoted to North America Sales Manager, Marine Division. Pro¹s new assignment will entail managing all aspects of marine business, including bridge electronics, commercial, recreational, and national accounts.

NMEA Announces Annual Meeting Schedule

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will hold its annual convention on Tuesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 27, 2002 at the beautiful Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa in Ft. Myers, Fla. The convention will feature a variety of the marine electronics industry’s top speakers. The exposition will feature new product introductions from over 45 of the leading electronics manufacturers from the United States and around the world. Along with traditional annual meetings, Larry Anderson, chairman of the NMEA standards committee, will conduct a dealers-only training session on the NMEA 2000. Insurance guru Ian Greenway will hold an insurance workshop regarding longshore and harbor workers.

Litton To Sell Electronics Unit

Litton Industries Inc. plans to sell its defense electronics unit and focus on its shipbuilding, information security and telecommunications businesses. The Advanced Electronics unit, which specializes in navigation and electronic warfare, had $1.6 billion in revenues in fiscal 2000, or about 28 percent of Litton's total revenues of $5.6 billion. It has about 9,500 employees. The evaluation, Litton said, indicated that the defense electronics unit would produce more value in the hands of a company focusing on similar areas. Analysts had previously said the defense electronics unit was experiencing cost overruns on some contracts. After the divestiture…

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