ABBRA names 2013 officers and directors


The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association has announced this year’s executive officers, board of directors and the addition of four new members to the board.

John Fitzgerald, the 2013 president of ABBRA, said in a statement: “I am honored to be taking on the role of president of ABBRA at this point in its history and to be able to work with such an exceptional leadership team as our board of directors.

The new board members:

· Kellie Crete, manager of the Safety & Loss Prevention division at the Gowrie Group in Massachusetts

· Guy Gauvin, general manager of Hinckley Yacht Services in Portsmouth, R.I., and a member of both the Rhode Island and Maryland Marine Trades Associations

· Kirk Ritter, service manager at Maine-based Northeast Harbor

· Michelle Shrider, owner and general manager of Washburn Marina in Washburn, Wis.


· President, John Fitzgerald, Saunders Yachtworks, Gulf Shores, Ala.

· Vice president, Graham Wright, Great Island Boatyard, Harpswell, Minn.

·Treasurer, Peter Sabo, Camachee Yacht Yard, St. Augustine, Fla.

· Secretary, Ron Gift, Charleston City Boatyard, Charleston, S.C.

·Past president, Pamela Lendzion, MarineTec Management Co., St. Augustine, Fla.



· Kellie Crete, Gowrie Group, Westbrook, Conn.

· Douglas Domenie, Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Essex, Conn.

· Guy Gauvin, The Hinckley Company, Portsmouth, R.I.

· Ron Helbig, Noank Village Boatyard, Noank section of Groton, Conn.

· Jonathan Jones, Haven Harbour Marina LLC, Rock Hall, Md.

· Paul Kaplan, Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Point Richmond, Calif.

· Michael Keyworth, Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Barrington, R.I.

· Bill Munger, Conanicut Marine Services, Jamestown, R.I.

· Joseph Parks, Composite System Integrators, Minneapolis

· Randy Ramsey, Jarrett Bay Boatworks, Beaufort, N.C.

· Kirk Ritter, Morris Yachts, Northeast Harbor, Maine

· Michelle Shrider, Washburn Marina, Washburn, Wis.

· Jack Stumborg, Atlantic Yacht Basin, Chesapeake, Va.

· Ed Sherman, American Boat and Yacht Council, Annapolis, Md.

· Steve Smith, Awlgrip, Union, N.J.

· Charlie Teran, Fiberglass Specialties, Tahoe City, Calif.

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