NMEA Appoints Interim Executive Director After President Steps Down


The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has appointed Bruce Angus Interim Executive Director after David Hayden stepped down from his position as the association’s President and Executive Director. Hayden held the position since 2007.

Hayden submitted his resignation to NMEA’s board of directors at the conclusion of the organization’s International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo held in Fort Myers, FL at the end of September.

In a statement to NMEA Board Chairman David Gratton and Vice Chairman Johnny Lindstrom, who accepted his resignation, Hayden said, “I wish to thank the board for the opportunity to serve, and I believe that the timing is right for me to move on. We just completed the fifth successful annual conference under my leadership, and I feel that the board has the proper makeup and professionalism in place to continue what we’ve begun. I would like to also thank my staff at the national office for the exceptional work they have done for me and the association over the years.”

Angus has resigned from the NMEA Board of Directors in preparation for assuming the role of interim executive director.

Angus can be reached at bangus@nmea.org