Prior to serving in this capacity, Ed served as Chairman of the Marine Technology Department at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, Rhode Island for fifteen years. During this period, Ed started his own company, Sherman Marine, in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, specializing in composite repairs, marine electrical installations and surveys, and diesel engine service. Over the last 12 years Sherman Marine has evolved into publishing and consulting endeavors only. Ed has worked with boat builders, marine surveyors, field service personnel, and engineering staff in every major boatbuilding and service area of the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. In addition, Ed has provided extensive training for USCG, Navy, and NOAA personnel.