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The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island hires Tripp Estabrook as Project Director

News International-French

27 Nov 2015

This is a position created to take this recently formed organization to its next stage of growth. The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island is a partnership of approximately 50 composites companies in Rhode Island, along with stakeholders, that are working together to market and develop this statewide sector.

As Project Director, Estabrook will serve as a sales professional representing Rhode Island’s composites industry. He will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities and will work closely with a Steering Committee, made up of Rhode Island business leaders and owners, to set strategic goals and action plans. His project management expertise will come into play with larger projects that require a team effort combining the capabilities of several Rhode Island companies.

Estabrook’s career in the marine industry has spanned over 30 years and has given him a wide range of experience and contact with the trade. “My career in the industry has given me the opportunity to develop skills in project management, customer service and product development—along with entrepreneurial experience,” said Estabrook. “I look forward to tapping all these skill sets to help grow this statewide business sector.”

The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island was formed in May 2014 after an industry roundtable that drew a hundred thought leaders from government and industry who together determined a clear need for a unified approach to exploring the capabilities of the state’s composites industry, its needs, and its ability to create jobs.

Rhode Island boat builders were among the early pioneers building successfully with composites and are revered for their innovation and design work. Composite materials and building methods are now used for a wealth of applications including alternative energy, architecture, green technology, defense, construction, aerospace, industrial & recreational marine, underwater submersibles and transportation.

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) is working with the Alliance to gather data about the composites industry in the state, connect composites companies to capacity-building resources, expose youth and new workers to career opportunities, provide professional development and incumbent training opportunities, and market industry capabilities to customers.

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