NMEA announces new Board Members, Re-Elected Officers for 2024 


Jan 23, 2024

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the newly elected board members and officers who will serve the three-year term from 2024 through 2026.  The NMEA volunteer board consists of top-level company executives, technical installers, NMEA Certified Marine Electronics Technicians (CMETs), National Marine Electronics Technicians (NMETs), sales representatives, standards experts, and business owners.

The following individuals have volunteered their time to serve as board members and on various committees within the organization. New to their posts are Tim Banaszak, Allen Schneider, Mike Reimer, Tom Milanette, and Freddie Fowler.  The above individuals were voted in by the NMEA membership in accordance with association bylaws.  Jim George and Brian Swanke were also re-elected as Secretary and Treasurer by the membership. Below are quotes from the new board members as they begin their terms.

Mike Reimer- International Marine – Boynton Beach, FL
I’m excited to be elected to the NMEA Board of Directors. I am looking forward to working with board members and the management team in an effort to make the NMEA organization one to be proud of. It is an exciting time in the industry and I am truly committed to representing each and every dealer member in the most professional manner possible. 
Allen Schneider- Si-Tex – Riverhead, NY
This year marks 50 years in the Marine Electronics Industry for me.  I have wanted to get more involved with the NMEA for many years but never had the opportunity before.  This year the stars all lined up and I was encouraged to run for a board of directors’ position.  I am very happy to have been elected as a Manufacturer Member of the Board of Directors and look forward to working to better the industry for the future.

Tom Milanette- FLIR – Hudson, NH
I am very excited to be joining the NMEA Board in 2024. I have always felt that the NMEA provides very valuable resources for its members and the marine electronics industry. I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Board and look forward to working with such a great team!    

Freddie Fowler- Manatee Technical College – Bradenton, FL
Thank you to the NMEA Board of Directors and their confidence in me to join the honorable role of Board of Director.   I am truly humbled.   This is a “Big Deal” to me, and I’m excited about joining this professional board of experts.   I look forward to serving NMEA and our awesome NMEA members.

Tim Banaszak- Southeast Navigators – Juneau, AK
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the NMEA board. I look forward to advocating for our membership, promoting NMEA, and developing the next generation of maritime expertise. I appreciate meeting and speaking with many members gaining insight and perspective to promote marine safety through standards, education, and awareness.”

NMEA President & Executive Director Mark Reedenauer said, “I want to congratulate all newly and re-elected board members as we start 2024. This great Board and staff will continue build off the framework that past board members over the past 10 years have set to ensure that NMEA fulfills its mission to the industry and to the boating public.”

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