Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger painted a glowingly positive picture of the future expansion and employment at the shipbuilder’s North Kingstown facility, with 650 new jobs in 2014 planned to be added to the current workforce of about 2,800.
J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services.
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