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New ABYC vice president will focus on education

The American Boat and Yacht Council promoted Ed Sherman to vice president and educational director.

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The announcement was made in January at the organization's annual meeting in Seattle.

In his previous role as director of educational programming, Sherman was responsible for the development and updating of ABYC certification and training programs. As the organization's lead instructor, he regularly presented on educational and technical topics at marine industry events.

As vice president and educational director, Sherman will represent the ABYC's education initiatives and programs worldwide. He also will lead the response to an increasing need for training and quality curriculum. The ABYC said his position plays a significant role in ensuring safer boating through quality, standards-based repair and construction.

"In actuality, Ed has been performing these services for ABYC for quite some time," ABYC president John Adey said in a statement. "He's been the face of, and driving force behind, our educational endeavors and products for the past 15 years. I'm very proud to make this announcement and am looking forward to working with him in this new capacity."

"I'm flattered by the council's vote of confidence in my work," Sherman said. "As always, my goal is to ensure that ABYC remains a leader in marine industry certifications and training programming."

Sherman is the author of five books on marine power and electrical systems. He co-authored the ABYC textbook “Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology.” He writes for several magazines, including Boating, Cruising World, Practical Sailor, Professional Boat Builder, Soundings and Yachting. A regular contributor to www.boats.com, he owns and runs www.edsboattips.com.

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