ABYC Hires Two Marine Professionals
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Posted by: Shannon Seipp
ABYC WELCOMES TWO MARINE PROFESSIONALS TO STAFF
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the essential source of technical information in the international marine industry, has announced the addition of two new full time employees: David Broadbent as Technical Standards Specialist and Kevin Ritz as Lead Instructor and Chapter Development Manager.
“I am very excited to have the knowledge of both Kevin and David to offer to our members,” said ABYC President John Adey. “Never before has ABYC had such a depth of knowledge to support our membership in their part of the safe boating equation.”
Kevin Ritz has been a part time employee involved with ABYC since 2007 as an instructor and as ABYC’s Pacific Regional Representative. Ritz is a 20 year veteran of marine electrical systems design and implementation and an ABYC Master Marine Technician.
In Kevin’s new role as Lead Instructor and Chapter Development Manager, he will act as the primary instructor for ABYC courses and help shape the future of instruction for ABYC; providing actionable feedback on the content, materials and teaching methods. Additionally, Kevin will help in establishing regional chapters in order to customize the ABYC experience for individual regions and improve the quality of service.
Another ABYC Master Marine Technician, David Broadbent came to ABYC after graduating from the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in the Marine Systems program. As the new Technical Standards Specialist, David will play a critical role in the development and review of ABYC standards. Additionally, he will provide technical support for ABYC members including interpretation of the standards as promulgated by the ABYC volunteer committees.