There are some interesting parallels between
personal hobbies and his career at Metropolitan.
At work, he is the team manager of WSO’s Valve/Dive Team, comprised of divers who service underwater equipment needs, such as inspecting reservoirs and removing invasive quagga mussels, and mechanics who troubleshoot and refurbish a variety of large valves.
Outside of work,
is an accomplished sailor, having traveled nearly 50,000 miles on the sea. His latest adventure was a month-long, 4,000-mile trek from the Virgin Islands to Portugal.
“I knew the job at Metropolitan was a pretty good fit for me because I’m a mechanic, an engineer and a diver. It’s unusual to have someone with that combination of skills in their background,” he said. “I’m a water person, so I am lucky to be able to work where I often find myself on the water.”
joined Metropolitan 22 years ago as a metallurgical engineer. He later worked in Project Management as the Weymouth plant engineer before moving into the Maintenance Support Unit six years ago.
In his free time, he competes in weekly sailing races, usually off the coast of Long Beach or to Catalina Island. He has also raced twice to Hawaii and to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. His next adventure will be to the Mediterranean in September.
“It’s always something new," he says. "Every race and every destination is different. You don’t know what you’re going to face - and that makes it an adventure.”