The American Boat and Yacht Council said today that industry veteran Craig Scholten joined the association as technical vice president.
With 33 years of experience in the boating industry, Scholten will further support ABYC’s mission of being the essential source of technical information in the international marine industry.
He will oversee the ABYC technical department and be responsible for the ABYC’s relationship with the International Organization for Standardization and compliance with Europe’s Recreational Craft Directive. Scholten also will work with the membership department to help add value to new and existing members from a technical resource perspective.
“I have worked with Craig for over 14 years; never has someone been more qualified to further the ABYC mission than Craig,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement. “His expertise in applying our standards to production boatbuilding gives him a unique perspective to increase the value of an ABYC membership both nationally and internationally.”
Scholten joins the ABYC from Rec Boat Holdings LLC, where he most recently served as production engineering/product compliance manager. He provided the global product compliance and certification of Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab and Wellcraft boats and trailers.
His additional industry credentials include National Marine Manufacturers Association standards compliance specialist; Outboard Marine Corp. product compliance manager; Genmar director of product compliance; and ABYC master technician and ABYC technical board chairman.