Changing Places

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Atlantic Challenge of Rockland, Maine, appointed Jeffrey C. Lewis as its new executive director.

Lewis comes to Atlantic Challenge from the Allen Agency, where he specialized in marine insurance. Prior to that, he was the personnel and safety manager for Wayfarer Marine. He is a veteran of the Outward Bound Program on Hurricane Island, where he was a senior instructor and course director.

Lewis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his graduate degree from the Bangor Theological Seminary. He also holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton license.

"I have spent my life around boats and with others who love them," Lewis said in a statement. "I have worked in boats and boatyards from the bilges to senior management."

Lewis will assume his responsibilities as executive director Friday, replacing interim executive director Rick Palm, who will continue to serve on the board of Atlantic Challenge.

Atlantic Challenge offers a two-year post-secondary education and advanced training apprenticeship program in traditional wooden-boat building and seamanship.

Related

Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.

Ensuring Gamefish Stability

Simrad’s support of Gray FishTag Research helps promote the importance of sustainable oceans and fisheries.

Heavy Lifting

Derecktor takes delivery of a 1,500-ton-capacity mobile lift, as construction of its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility continues.

Boot Düsseldorf Canceled

The German show, previously postponed until late April due to the pandemic, will return in January 2022.

Quick Hits: January 21, 2021

A revamped brand identify for Propspeed; Fraser Yachts names head of global partnerships; and Wichard Group USA appoints industry vet as VP of sales and marketing.

We Got ’em, But Can We Keep ’Em?

The results of a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation study reveal insights for engaging and retaining the new boaters and anglers we gained last year.

Siren’s 3 Series Receives NMEA 2000 Certification

The Internet of Things technology allows OEMs and other stakeholders to receive such data as engine metrics, fault codes and service requirements.