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New England Boatworks announces personnel move

New England Boatworks said it added Philip Shaffer as a project manager.

New England Boatworks said it added Philip Shaffer as a project manager.

The custom boatbuilder and full-service marina in Rhode Island said Shaffer will focus on increasing efficiency and productivity through process improvement.

The company said Shaffer was most recently at Focal Upright Furniture, where he was hired to optimize the operations department. Before that he held engineering and management positions at Hall Spars and Harken Inc.

Shaffer is an avid sailor with experience on the U.S. sailing team in the Tornado Class in addition to top-three finishes at multiple national and world championship events in various classes, the company said.



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