David Flagler, CEO

David has over 30 years experience in the marine business. He studied chemistry and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David conducted his first experiments clarifying marine power-wash wastewater over twenty years ago as the lead instructor of the boatbuilding program at Cape Fear Community College.

In 1995, David served as director and tenured professor at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu Community College’s new Marine Education and Training Center, he trained students and marina operators in operation of a wastewater treatment system that was successfully permitted by the City of Honolulu.

David also served as the first Director of the North Carolina Marine Training and Education Center at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, NC.

Mr. Flagler has been a frequent presenter and moderator at the International Boat Builders Conference and Exhibit (IBEX) since 1998. IBEX is produced by Professional Boat Builder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association. David made a seminar presentation in Miami, Florida at IBEX 2009 that addressed the challenges and the advantages of boatyards “going green.” The seminar was sponsored by the American BoatBuilders and Repairers Association.

In addition, David:

  • Serves on United States Congressman Mike McIntyre’s Environmental Task Force.
  • Served on the North Carolina Eastern Region Strategic Planning Committee.
  • Seminar speaker at the 2005 Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training
  • Member of the planning / advisory board for the 2007 International Boat Building Exhibition and Conference.