Eric Greene received his B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979. He founded Eric Greene Associates, Inc. in 1987 to focus on marine composites. Mr. Greene has been a Program Manager for a number of composites-related U.S. Navy technology insertion efforts, including a DDG-51 rudder. He has served as principal investigator for five Ship Structure Committee projects. Mr. Greene has written for Professional BoatBuilder, Marine Technology and Composites Fabricator magazines and has been a regular presenter at the International BoatBuilder’s Exhibition conference and other industry forums. He served on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC 114 international committee 62600-2 on Marine Energy Devices to develop Design Standards as the Materials Subject Matter Expert and Chairman of the U.S. Shadow Committee and is now the convener for that team.
Mr. Greene has a 20-year history of producing educational material for the marine composites industry, including the development of course content and providing 18 hours of lectures at Webb Institute, where he held the title of Adjunct Professor. Previously, he developed training material for the American Boat and Yacht Council and supported the American Bureau of Shipping in the development of their Naval Vessel Rules. He also developed course content for U.S. Coast Guard inspector training.
Mr. Greene has provided litigation support for both individuals and insurance companies, which usually involves detailed forensic analysis. His testimony has been proffered in Federal courts as well as the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. While his legal expertise has focused on marine structures, other naval architecture issues have been supported.
Eric Greene has developed market analyses for Fortune 500 companies and emerging technology start-ups to determine the potential for new composite materials and manufacturing process within the marine industry.
Eric is a lifelong sailor and became interested in composite construction after building his first boat in 1974. He has advised numerous shipyards on construction specifications and repair procedures. His ocean racing experience, including hurricanes in the 1972 Bermuda Race and 1979 Fastnet Race, established a firm respect for the power of the sea, which today provides insight into the development of structural standards for ocean renewable energy devices