Butch was Furuno USA's Gulf of Mexico Regional Manager from 1984 to 2016, working closely with dealers who he not only called customers but his friends. Butch started his marine electronics career in the 1960's as a US Navy Radioman - he proudly wore his Radioman's ring in memory of that service. After the Navy, Butch worked in the Houston, TX area, with stints at Gulf Radiotelephone, Krupp-Atlas and other notable companies of the time. Butch's Furuno career started when he was a rep for Promar in the 1970's. He worked as a Konel and then Furuno rep with Promar in the Gulf and Rivers region, after Furuno USA was founded in 1978. In 1984, Furuno USA hired Butch as a Regional Manager for the Gulf Region.