Rick acquired Essex Boat Works in February of 2016 consistent with his ongoing desire to improve the town of Essex and contribute to the enhancement of the yachting culture. A long time Essex resident and local yachtsman, Rick has kept his own boats at EBW over the years and appreciates the great crew and the hard work they perform in an effort to please their customers. Rick will undertake improvements of the facility to the extent possible to make sure that the two hundred year old legacy of Essex Boat Works endures.
Rick is President of Prospect Product Inc. a manufacturing firm in Newington, CT. He makes time in his busy schedule for his seat on the Board of Trustees at Mitchell College in New London and member of the Finance and Building & Grounds committee there. He is also a member and supporter of the Essex Board of Trade, Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Essex Yacht Club, Community Foundation of Middlesex County and Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut.