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Changing places

Stewart Bridges has joined Patrick Knowles Designs, the custom yacht and aircraft interior design firm based in Fort Lauderdale, as field operations manager.

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Bridges’ career includes many years of experience in construction, development and industrial engineering, most recently as head of his own construction and development company in Tampa.

Bridges will serve as liaison between Patrick Knowles Designs and all shipyards the company is engaged with in developing new-build megayacht projects. He also will oversee and maintain communications between the shipyards and Patrick Knowles Designs to ensure the demands of the build schedule are met.

Bridges joins a team of designers and other staff at Patrick Knowles Designs, which now includes 12 employees. The firm recently purchased the building next to its offices and will double the size of its offices by late summer.

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