Airmar Technology Corp. (Airmar) announced that its vice president, Peter Braffitt, died suddenly on Oct. 25 at his home in South Carolina.
Braffitt joined Milford, N.H.-based Airmar in 1987 after serving in the U.S. Army. He left Airmar to run his own company before returning to Airmar several years later as sales manager.
In 2005, Braffitt transitioned to Airmar subsidiary Gemeco Marine Electronics (Gemeco) as business development manager and later general manager and most recently, director.
In addition to facilitating impressive sales growth, he is recognized by the industry for building a product support team considered to be the experts in marine electronics and networking.
He served on the board of the National Marine Electronics Association since 2020.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my colleague and friend," Stephen Boucher, founder and CEO of Airmar, said in a prepared statement. "Peter has made an indelible mark on the reputation and success of Airmar and our subsidiary, Gemeco Marine Electronics. His leadership, knowledge and dedication to our customers was unmatched, and he will be greatly missed not only as a professional but as a personal mentor to many of his team.”