Pat is a USCG Master of Towing Vessels, Near Coastal, Inland and Western Rivers (7th Issue). He was a USCG-Towing Safety Advisory Committee Former Member (Sub Committee Co-Chair for Steel Hull Repair and Operational Stability tasks.) He is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Lead Auditor, ISO 19011:2011 (E) Internal Auditor ISM Internal Auditor (RINA), SAMS Accredited Marine Surgeyor - Tugs and Barges, USCG Uninspected Towing Vessel Examinder Course. He was trained by AWO as a RCP Auditor (2012). He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Six SIGMA Green Belt (Villanova) and has completed the Train-the Trainer course at Chesapeake Marine Training. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a BA in Mass Communication. He previously owned a towing company based out of Boston.