Furuno U.S.A. Formed In South San Francisco

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. of Nishinomiya, Japan, has announced the formation of their new corporation, Furuno U.S.A., Inc., to be located at 271 Harbor Way, South San Francisco, Calif.


Furuno is the manufacturer of a complete line of sophisticated marine electronics, including radar, navigational and fish-finding echosounders, sonar, radio direction finding equipment, Loran and marine communications equipment.

These products were previously distributed in the United States by Narco Konel, in whose hands the line became a leader in the commercial fishing and offshore support industries. Furuno U.S.A., Inc. will take over full distribution of all Furuno products in the United States. In addition, Furuno U.S.A., Inc. has agreed to distribute the Narco Konel VHF and single sideband radios.

William P. Dupre, formerly of Narco Konel, has been appointed president and a member of the board of directors of Furuno U.S.A., Inc. Other officers in the company are Shigeru Kunitomo, executive vice president and treasurer ; John L. Burkhill, vice president- Sales and Operations, and Yoshio Fujio Kitani, secretary and liaison officer.

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