ABYC Updates Board

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Joe Maniscalco

Joe Maniscalco

The American Boat and Yacht Council added to its board of directors at its recent annual meeting, with a new member and officer appointments.

Joe Maniscalco, who has served as marine service manager with Yamaha Motor Corp. for nearly 18 years, was named to the the ABYC board. Maniscalco also oversees the company’s apprenticeship program, which partners with trade schools across the country to train the next generation of marine technicians.

“Our industry is facing a shortage of qualified technicians, who are the cornerstone for providing boating enthusiasts with worry-free boat experiences,” Maniscalco said in a statement. “Working directly with ABYC as a board member will allow me to support a common vision we share of providing career opportunities to those who want to pursue a meaningful career as a technician.”

Nancy Cueroni

Nancy Cueroni

Nancy Cueroni, executive director of the National Marine Distributors Association, was named ABYC board chair.

Other officers elected include:

• Jeff Wasil, BRP: vice chair

• Christina Paul, K&L Gates: Treasurer

• Pete Chisholm, Mercury Marine: Technical Chair

Click here for the complete board of directors.

Jen Haaland

Jen Haaland

ABYC also named the recipient of the Bolling Fortson Douglas Memorial Award: Jen Haaland of NW Explorations in Bellingham, Wash. Haaland holds ABYC certifications in marine electrical, corrosion, gasoline engines and diesel engines.

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