"We are delighted to welcome Bruce to the NMEA Board," said David Hayden, NMEA's President and Executive Director. "Bruce Hackett has great experience in the industry and a passion to see it improve and grow. He will provide valuable insight in guiding the future of the Association."
Hackett joins a 16-member Board of Directors that is charged with fulfilling the mission of the NMEA, which is to build professionalism and standards in the marine electronics industry to provide a safe and exciting boating experience for the consumer. The NMEA provides benefits and services to more than 550 members, representing most majro marine electronics dealers, manufacturers, distributors, representatives and others who design, build, install and service marine electronics on all types of pleasure craft and light commercial vessels.
Hackett began his career in marine electronics in the mid-70s, representing companies including Impulse Manufacturing Company, Newport Marine Engineering, Phellps Dodge Marine Antennas, Radar Mounts, Echotec, Raytheon and Apelco Electronics. He built the business as a manufacturers' representative and currently represents Charles Industries, Pro-Mounts, Shakespeare Marine Antennas and Raymarine. His wife, Mary Hackett, also works in the business.
"I am looking forward to working with the Board and staff of the NMEA and representing the members of the Mid-Atlantic Region," Hackett said.Founded in 1957, the NMEA has led the way in establishing technical standards for data exchange in marine electronics, with the widely accepted NMEA 0183 data protocol, NMEA 2000 and certification standards for marine electronics technicians. NMEA standards and programs focus on insuring that the boating consumer is provided reliable products and professional service.
For more information, visit the NMEA website at www.nmea.org or call 410-975-9425.