Changing Places


Tuesdi Woodworth is the new director of the Marine Systems Training Center in Thomaston, Maine.

Woodworth has worked in Maine's marine industry for the last 10 years. In recent years, she sat on the board of the Maine Marine Trades Association, and served as its president in 2009. She has been involved with the Marine Systems Training Center since its inception in 2007.

"We are very excited to have Tuesdi take over at the helm of the MSTC," said Susan Swanton, executive director of the MMTA, in a statement. "I have had the pleasure of working with her for the past several years through the MMTA and am confident that her enthusiasm and love for this industry will do great things for the center."

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Wallace, Welch & Willingham Marine Insurance, one of Florida's largest marine insurance agencies, appointed Mike Carrigan Jr. as marine account executive.

Carrigan will focus on dealer and manufacturer marine insurance clients.

A third-generation marine industry veteran, Carrigan's experience encompasses 20 years in the sector. Most recently, he held posts as sales and marketing director and regional sales manager for Scout Boats in Summervile, S.C.  Previously, he was sales manager for Stamas Yacht.

Carrigan graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in English.

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With his boatbuilding pedigree, 28-year-old Philip Faulkner launched Avid Boats in just six months. The startup has a facility, financial backing, boats on the line and big plans going forward.