New West Coast Branch Manager at Datrex

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Datrex is proud to announce the appointment of Rich Smith to head sales and management of our west coast branch and territory.  Rich brings a wealth of experience to Datrex, particularly with respect to our continued broadening into the safety electronics market and GMDSS products.  He is well known by all in his territory for his career with Simrad Electronics.  Rich's diverse background of sales plus USCG licensed 100 ton captain's experience with both recreational and commercial vessels brings a unique blend of talents to the Datrex Team.  "This move continues our policy of investing in people who not only understand the product specs but can offer vast experience with their application in the real world" says John Simonsen, Datrex Inc. President and Founder. 

Rich will team with a long term Datrex employee Carmen Leyva,  Seattle Office Manager, and offer the most complete, timely, and cost effective  Marine Safety Products distribution to West Coast Dealers and Distributors from Mexico to Alaska.  They can be reached through the Seattle branch.

Datrex, Inc.
Established in 1970, Datrex is a leader in the Marine Safety business.   Their manufactured products have been designed to provide the utmost in reliability and performance. Datrex also distributes and supports numerous other manufactured safety products. They all  fulfill the mandatory marine safety equipment requirements as set forth by the United States Coast Guard and the most recent Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Datrex is dedicated to continually expanding their product line with a full scope of supplies in order to become a "single source" for all marine safety equipment needs. Headquartered in Kinder LA, with branches in Miami and Jacksonville FL, Seattle WA, and Lancaster PA, company and branch contact information is available at

By Professional Mariner Staff