Mike Maynard, the longtime Northern Lights VP and Northeast Branch Manager has passed away, peacefully at his home on September 20, after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

Maynard had worked for Northern Lights since the 1980s, when he was hired to start up the company’s Northeast branch office. His colleagues say he worked 'tirelessly' to build the NL and Lugger brands in the Northeast, as well as working closely with several prestigious East Coast boatbuilders.

A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Maynard was originally known for his work in developing systems to protect and assist US Military personnel in the field, including the SATS and ELAM land based generator systems. But more recently he had proved instrumental in spearheading the development of the Hybrid Marine system.

“Mike was a dear friend to all who knew him,” said Northern Lights Executive Vice President Larry Repman. “He was a Vice President, board member, tireless worker and great promoter of Northern Lights and our products,” he added.

Maynard is survived by his wife, Alexandra, his daughter Tarryn, his son, Garrick, his granddaughter Vivian, his sisters Meredith, Marney and Megan and his brother Matthew.

At the family’s request, contributions in Mike Maynard’s memory may be made to Sheets of Love, www.facebook.com/sheetsoflove or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research.

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