Weems & Plath has new owner

Sep 29, 2018 by Triton Staff

Michael Flanagan is now the owner of Weems & Plath, the Annapolis-based maker of nautical, safety and navigation products since 1928. According to Peter Trogdan, owner and president of the company for the past 23 years, Flanagan took charge Monday.

Flanagan is an experienced off-shore sailor, a business owner with a specialty in manufacturing,  and a longtime fan of Weems & Plath.

“In addition to having the passion for Weems & Plath and its deep heritage, Michael has the vision and experience to grow the business,” Trogdon stated. “I couldn’t be more confident that I am handing over the company to someone who can continue the success that was started 90 years ago by our founder, Capt. P.V.H. Weems.”

According to a company press release, Trogdon will continue to support the firm during its transition. Current Weems & Plath employees will remain and headquarters will remain at 214 Eastern Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.


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