Kiyotaka Furuno Wins Award Presented By NMEA

Kiyotaka Furuno, p r e s i d e nt and founder of the Furuno Electric Company, Ltd., Nishinomiya City, Japan, was given special recognition by the National Marine E l e c t r o n i c s Association (NMEA) in the closing ceremonies of their recent annual convention held in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Mr. Furuno received the Reginald A. Fessenden Award which was created three years ago to honor outstanding living individuals who have made "a lasting contribution to the public good through marine electronics," according to NMEA sources.

The third industry figure, and the first non-American to win the award, Mr. Furuno was cited for more than 30 years of significant technical contributions to the field of marine electronics. The Fessenden Award was received in behalf of Mr. Furuno by Shigeru Kunitomo, managing director of F u r u n o Electric. The annual NMEA awards represent the opinion of the leading marine electronics sales and service dealerships across the country.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 21,  May 1981 Far East

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