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NMEA Annual Meeting
To Be Held October 13-15
The National Marine Electronics
Association has finalized plans for its Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle,
Wash., October 13-15. The program will feature a variety of workshops, forums, technical papers and pre- sentations. As an additional attrac- tion, Michael Reagan, son of
President Reagan, will be the guest speaker for the annual awards banquet on October 15.
According to NMEA president
Gerald A. Gutman, a major em- phasis for this year's program will be on business planning. Business consultant Robert M. Donnelly will conduct a day-long seminar on strategic planning and budgeting basics for growing firms.
Other activities scheduled for the
Annual Meeting include technical papers, equipment exhibits, board of directors' meetings and adminis- tration of CMET examinations (Certified Marine Electronics Tech- nician).
The highlight of the three-day affair will be the NMEA Product
Awards Banquet, at which guest speaker Michael Reagan, who is a well-known powerboat racer, will speak on his boat racing experiences and the role played by electronics in his profession.
The NMEA is a professional trade association of manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the ma- rine electronics industry.
Manitowoc Announces Six
New Personnel Additions
At Manitex Subsidiary
Ralph Helm, president of The
Manitowoc Company, Inc., Manito- woc, Wise., has announced that six key people have joined the compa- ny's recently formed subsidiary,
Manitex Inc. of McAllen, Texas. All six have had extensive experience and are well known in the offshore market.
Fred Oprendek, marketing consultant, has been in the top man- agement of offshore hydraulic crane companies for the past seven years, and prior to that served in positions of plant operations manager and chief engineer.
Earle Bares, director of engi- neering, has been involved with off- shore products for the past 10 years, including hydraulic cranes and drill- ing equipment, in positions of engi- neering director and product man- ager.
Jeff Kennan, project engineer, has held positions as designer, proj- ect engineer and industrial engineer with firms building hydraulic off- shore cranes, water blasters, power transmission equipment, and hy- draulic drilling equipment.
Richard Kriefeldt, project en- gineer, has had 19 years' experience designing pedestal hydraulic cranes,
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Dennis Werner, project engi- neer, had 12 years' experience in design engineering prior to over 10 years in crane engineering and qual- ity control.
Lon Miller, records manager, has over 12 years' experience in export documentation, technical and maintenance manuals, and pro- duction scheduling, all in the off- shore crane market.
In addition to serving as president of Manitowoc, Mr. Helm will also serve as president of Manitex Inc.
Frank Stevens, general counsel for Manitowoc, will serve as secre- tary-treasurer.
The newly formed Texas corpora- tion will design, manufacture and market a new line of hydraulic lat- tice boom cranes with capacities from 15 to 150 tons and hydraulic box boom cranes with capacities from 10 to 70 tons.
Manufacturing is scheduled to be done in McAllen, Texas and Rey- nosa, Mexico. Sales offices will be located in The Woodlands, Texas.
First models of the new line are planned to be on the market in late fall of 1985, with distribution, parts and service provided through an es- tablished worldwide distributor or- ganization.
The parent corporation, The
Manitowoc Company, Inc., has de- signed, manufactured and marketed construction cranes for over 60 years, and has designed and built ships and barges for over 80 years.
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