Owner/operator of small fiberglass boat manufacturing plant. 1970 to 1976.Part time Marine Surveyor - 1976 to 1980.Expert Witness: Fiberglass, Aluminum, and Steel to 100 Tons.Full time Marine Surveyor - 1980 to present.Merchant Marine Officer - 1984 to present.Executive Director of United States Sailing organization “Sail USA” - 1984 to present.Director/President of the Association of Certified MarineSurveyors - 1999 to present.Jim has been the holder of a U. S. Coast Guard “Master of Inspected Vessels” operators licensewith “Master of Auxiliary Sail” and “Master of Un-inspected Tow Vessels”included since 1984.
Owner/operator, and Instructor of "The Captain's Course" Over 2000 individuals have passed various Merchant Marine Officer tests by the US Coast Guard as a result of attending these courses. - 1982 to 2005. Owner/operator and Instructor of "The Marine Surveyor School and Apprentice program"(http://www.marinesurveyorschool.org)1999 to present. Founding member of ACMS-Worldwide.(http://acms-usa.com)Owner and operator of the Shipping Container Survey Co.(http://containersurveys.com) - 2000 to present.