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ABYC member first to earn 8 certificates

Dwight Escalera, of Wakefield, R.I., is recognized for having earned all eight American Boat & Yacht Council marine technician certifications.

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Escalera is the quality manager at Pearson Composites in Warren, R.I., and moonlights as a marine surveyor, boatbuilding instructor and industry compliance consultant through Executive Marine Services. He also is a member of the ABYC Galvanic Isolator Project Technical Committee.

“I love boats and have spent a lifetime learning how to operate and build them,” Escalera said in a statement. “When I settled on boatbuilding as my career, I set a personal goal of earning all ABYC certifications to assure that I have an understanding of all facets of boatbuilding.”

ABYC established its certification program more than 15 years ago to provide a measure of competence in the areas of: marine electrical, marine systems, diesel engines, gasoline engines, marine corrosion, ABYC standards certification, air conditioning and refrigeration, and composite boatbuilder.

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