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ACR Electronics: ACR Electronics President Gerry Angeli Leads 2017 Washington, DC Summit

Press Release   •   Oct 10, 2017 17:26 BST

ACR Electronics President Gerry Angeli speaks at The National Press Club in Washington DC during the recent Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Washington Summit

Global leader in safety and survival technologies ACR Electronics President Gerry Angeli chaired the Steering Committee at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Washington Summit, heading the drive to bring key local issues including boating safety to the national stage.

With Fort Lauderdale home to most facets of the marine industry, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce leaders jointly agreed it was time to highlight boating safety in Washington, DC as one of the 2017 Summit agenda items.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, the boating capital of the U.S. and home to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, safety and survival expert ACR Electronics is at the forefront of calls to improve boating safety. The region’s Chamber has also been a driving force in effectively communicating awareness and the needs of boaters in Florida to strategic influencers.

Gerry Angeli said: “Having attended the 2015 summit, I was already aware of the high calibre of people involved. It was humbling to lead this world-class team of leaders from business, political, educational, and community. By every definition, it was a team effort to produce the 2017 Summit.

“We look forward to achieving results for Fort Lauderdale on all the issues we brought forward to our nation’s capital. A very special thanks to Dan and his team at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber and the other Broward County chambers in making this year’s Summit a success.”

Hosted by Congressman Ted Deutch, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Washington Summit enabled Broward County’s government and business community to make an impact in front of Members of Congress, administration officials and delegates from America’s trading partners. The committee addressed key issues of importance, in addition to boating safety such as: immigration, education, coastal resiliency and sea level rise, port staffing and the federal courthouse in Broward County.


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About ACR Electronics, Inc.

ACR Electronics, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products. Available products include Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Boat Search Lights, and other associated safety accessories. ACR’s facility Quality Management System (QMS) is certified by TUV USA and is certified in accordance with AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008 standards. Additionally ACR maintains FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification status.Recognized as the world’s leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR has provided safety equipment to the marine, outdoor and aviation industries as well as to various worldwide government agencies since the late 1950’s.