CAPTAIN JOHN F. PUIG
EDUCATION: State University of New York Maritime College
BS- Meteorology and oceanography with honors 1995; Captain Offshore Sailing Team, Team MVP; Cadet Navigation Award, Cadet Waterfront director.
LICENSES & U.S. C.G. Masters License 1600 GT. Oceans, 100 GT. Master Aux Sail
CERTIFICATES: Second Mate Unlimited Gross Tons
1/06 – Present Naples Biofuel Organization
Owner/Founder of vegetable fuel company. Sustainability Specialist implementing fruit tree gardens and producing saw palmetto tinctures.
12/00-Present Bristol Fashion Yacht Management
Owner/ founder of yacht management company. Maintenance, repairs and operations of yachts averaging from 35 to 65’. Delivery of vessels on waters of the Coastal United States.
1/99-10/02 Collier County Marine Canvas
Owner/ operator of custom marine canvas fabrication business. Full service custom fabrications with stainless steel, canvas, and cushions. Canvas loft sold 10/02
6/95-8/98 Maritime Overseas Corporation
Ships Officer, Sailed capacity of Third & Second Mate with Safety Officer, Communications Officer, Navigation Officer, and Medical Officer responsibilities aboard tank, bulk, and Ro/Ro ships. Vessel tonnage from 25,000 DWT. to 120,000 DWT. Familiar cargoes of bags, break bulk, vehicles, and oil commodities. Experienced in international transport, and vessel logistics.
12/93-2/94 Military Sealift Command
Midshipman aboard the USNS Leroy Grumman, a Kaiser class oilier actively deployed in operations on the Red Sea, Operation Desert Shield.
PERSONAL Implementing sustainable solution for today’s challenges. Leading by example
INTREST: with environmental humanitarianism projects. Ferro Cement water storage Organic Farming, tropical fruit tree gardens, and healthful whole living.
VOLUNTEER Regional Director: Freedom Waters Foundation 5/06-present. Assisting with
ACTIVITIES: access boating and boating for youth at risk. Director of international aid to a children’s home in the Bahamas projects from, water system including cistern construction, tropical fruit orchard, and general aid 1/07- present.
President Collier Fruit Growers Council, past board member local gardening organization with community based projects including four school gardens.
Assistant sailing instructor N.C.S.C. summers of 99 & 00
Farm hand: EHCO training farm 4/03 to 11/04
Member: The Naples Rotary Club 10/07-present, active in “Kids Against Hunger.”