FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Phil Temples, K9HI
ARRL Section Manager,
Eastern Massachusetts Section
July 21, 2014
IMPORTANT CHANGES IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION ARES LEADERSHIP
Effective Monday July 21, 2014, Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, will be appointed as Section Emergency Coordinator for the Eastern Massachusetts Section. Our current SEC, Rob Macedo, KD1CY, has decided to step down due to the demands of his professional work commitments.
I wish to thank Rob Macedo for all of his valuable contributions as our Section Emergency Coordinator. Rob has served three different Section Managers over nearly a decade, and he’s earned well-deserved accolades both locally and nationally–not only from the ARRL, but also, from the National Weather Service and several other served agencies.
We’re very fortunate to have Mike Neilsen, W1MPN back in the SEC role. Mike brings years of experience to the position, having previously served multiple terms as both our Section Emergency Coordinator and Section Manager. Mike Neilsen is retired from the US Navy, and an engineering and management consulting firm executive career. He’s a professional meteorologist by training, and he holds a degree in history. W1MPN has over 45 years of military, maritime, and US Coast Guard communication operator experience. As a naval communications officer, Mike Neilsen was “responsible for all shipboard real time long haul HF communications with on-line cryptology, including the translation to satellite communication systems.”
Although we’re losing KD1CY as SEC, I’m pleased to report that Rob has agreed to accept an appointment as an Assistant SEC. Under Mike, Rob will continue in his leadership role with our SKYWARN program. He’ll also interface with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Please join me in welcoming Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, as our new Section Emergency Coordinator, and Rob Macedo, KD1CY as an Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator.