MILFORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire High Technology Council has named Airmar Technology Corp. Chairman and CEO Stephen Boucher Entrepreneur of the Year, the company reported in a recent statement.
The honor was bestowed at the council’s annual banquet in Manchester, New Hampshire and included a personal commendation and presentation by New Hampshire Governor John Lynch.
For the past 17 years, the New Hampshire High Technology Council has presented this award to individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of high technology business in New Hampshire.
“Our continued growth over these many years is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our great staff,” said Boucher. “Where we truly excel is in hiring the most talented professionals in engineering, software development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. My job is to help provide the tools and foster an atmosphere where they can—and do—succeed.”
Airmar revolutionized the market for echosounders with the introduction of its patented Triducer Multisensor in 1984, according to the company. Airmar continues to serve the transducer market for recreational and commercial salt-water fishing, and its marine technology is also found in acoustic deterrent devices for commercial fishing and aquaculture and transducers for the navigation/survey industry.
Airmar continues to pursue innovation, with plans to invest approximately 12.5 percent of 2005 revenues back into research and development, the company reported.
“As exciting as the past 20 years have been, developments in the near future are really going to shake up the marine electronics industry,” said Boucher. “The emergence of wireless sensors and advanced data networks aboard boats opens up whole new world of possibilities for our Smart sensors.”
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