b'MEMBERNEWSPVA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERSGladding-Hearn Shipbuildings Patriarch Boksa Marine Design Inc. Isofl ex TechnologiesThrive Payments George Duclos Passes AwayMr. Jeff Kuenning International, LLC Mr. Eric RenaudLithia, FL Mr. Jonathan Lucco Wake eld, MA Long-time PVA Associate Deer eld Beach, FL Associate supporter George Fairhaven ShipyardAssociate www.thrivepay.us Raymond Duclos, Companies, Inc. www.iso extech.com Tri Cab USA 86, of PVA member Mr. Kevin McLaughlin Nauticomp Inc. Mr. Charles LaBove Gladding-Hearn Fairhaven, MA Mr. Ryan Moore Worcester, MA Shipbuilding, Associate Lindsay, ON Associatewww.fairhavenshipyard.com Associate www.tricab.com died peacefully on FPT Industrial NorthShip Interior Systems Seabulk February 15 sur-America Ms. Abby Capovilla Mr. Alan James Levy rounded by his family. Mr. Peter Emerson Hood River, OR Fort Lauderdale, FL He is survived by his wife, Burr Ridge, IL Associate Vessel Pauline D. (Duperre) Duclos, and Associate www.shipinteriorsystems.comwww.fptindustrial.com his four children: John (Kimberly), Peter (Kimberly) and Carol Hegarty (Steven) of Westport, MA. and LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Victoria Barrett (James) of Tiverton, In addition, I would like to see thestrengthen our waterways.RI; ten grandchildren and two association elevate its Green WATERSThe Passenger Vessel Association isgreat-grandchildren, along with program. Without clean and healthya great family to be a part of and I lookseveral nieces and nephews. waterways, none of us would haveforward to representing our diverseDuclos built his first boat, a successful businesses. I look forwardmembership and their needs over themotor boat named Dragon Bee to working with Karen Rainbolt onnext year. n Hind, in his early teens. At age the PVA staff and interested members22, he joined Gladding-Hearn to develop guidelines and tools thatSincerely, Shipbuilding in Somerset, MA. can be used to shrink their reliance onWith the support of his partners, plastics, lower waste, and reduce ourRichard Hearn and Pret Gladding, overall footprints. Ideally, along withhis family and his wife Pauline, suggested steps, we could create toolswho would later become controller, that can be used by businesses to com- Colleen StephensDuclos grew the business to become municate the actions they are taking toPresident n recognized worldwide as the builder of small commercial vessels including high-speed catamaran ferries, pilot and patrol boats, tugboats, and research vessels. Duclos purchased the shipyard from his partners in 1985. Under his leadership, the company went on to build nearly 400 vessels until his retirement in 2011. Throughout his career, Duclos was active in many trade organi-zations, including the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners, the forerunner to todays Passenger Vessel Association. He was acknowledged for his success, including, an Honorary Doctorate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a distinguished graduate award by Fall Rivers Durfee High School, and as Small Businessman of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. n44MARCH 2020FOGHORN'