About Bishop Marine Electric, Inc.
In 1963, Luther
"Lou" Bishop, a former member of the United States Navy, established
Bishop Marine Electric, Inc. in Miami, Florida. Lou specialized in marine
electrical power generation and distribution, thus bringing a wealth of
experience and knowledge to the marine electronic field.
As the company
grew in the next two decades, Lou became involved in numerous facets of
the marine industry. He focused on the sales and service of electrical
power producing equipment and water desalinization systems on yachts. Lou
began building diesel electric plants from 15kW to 30kW and rewired yachts
for celebrities like Frank Sinatra.
The company was one of the first to build marine generators with Lima
Electric brush-less alternators, a new concept in the industry in the late
Greg Bishop began employment with Bishop Marine as an installer in
1980. He then succeeded as president of the company when his father
retired in 1983. As competition increased, Greg decided to redirect the
company toward the electric side of business.
In 1984, he introduced Variable Frequency Drive to the marine industry.
Bishop Marine was the first to use this product for driving AC motors at
variable speeds without overloading the motor.
In the last two decades, Bishop Marine Electric, Inc. has been on the
cutting edge of the technological era of information. Recently, Bishop
Marine has been combining its efforts with Atlas Marine Systems, Inc. and
Alaska Diesel Electric, Inc. to monitor all generator functions via one
Today, the guiding principles of Lou Bishop continue to guide the
company toward excellence and advanced technological enterprises.