Change of Watch for Nautical Instrument-Maker Weems & Plath

The owner and president of Weems & Plath, based in Annapolis, has announced he’s selling the company to a longtime sailor and fan of the brand.

Weems & Plath has made navigation instruments and nautical safety products since 1928. Peter Trogdon has owned and run the company for 23 years, and will now turn over the helm to Michael Flanagan, an experienced offshore sailor with a manufacturing background.

 Peter Trogon (top) turns over the helm to Michael Flanagan (bottom)
Peter Trogon (top) turns over the helm to Michael Flanagan (bottom)

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

“I am excited and committed to continue the tradition of the Weems and Plath name and the reputation this great company has built,” said Flanagan.

The company’s headquarters will remain at 214 Eastern Avenue in Annapolis, and the current crew of Weems & Plath employees will continue on.

Trogdon plans to stay active in the marine community, while spending time on his boat and with his family.

-Meg Walburn Viviano