New England Ropes hires new manager

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Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corp. hired Stuart MacNeil as an associate market manager for the New England Ropes brand within the pleasure marine division.

MacNeil comes to Massachusetts-based Teufelberger from Maine boatbuilder Lyman-Morse, where he worked as a project and rig shop manager, supervising two associate riggers. A longtime sailor, MacNeil worked with and used New England Ropes products extensively while on the racecourse, crossing the Atlantic, and circumnavigating Ireland.

He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and while in school he worked as the assistant sailing coach, instructing athletes both on and off the water on conditioning, technique and tactics. He also was a performance sailing coach for J World at its Performance Sailing School, where he instructed all levels of adult sailors, teaching them classroom theory and on-the-water skills.

“We are very excited that Stuart has decided to come onboard,” New England Ropes manager Kevin Coughlin said in a statement. “His extensive experience within our industry and with our product line will be an invaluable asset to our organization, as well as a wonderful resource for our customers. Stuart will be instrumental in providing customer service to our growing pleasure marine customer base through in-store visits, remote customer support, trade shows and product demonstrations.”