February 4, 2021

Professional Captains Association (PCA) announces Edward Salamy as new Executive Director


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Salamy to the position of Executive Director.


Middletown, RI – The Professional Captains Association (PCA), a trade organization representing  professional maritime captains, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Salamy to the position of Executive Director.  

Mr. Salamy brings extensive experience in association management and personal maritime knowledge to the PCA as the new organization begins to ramp up its efforts in 2021.  His association management company, ETS Management Group based in Rhode Island based, also oversees the efforts of the Automotive Body Parts Association and the Quality Parts Coalition.  

“We are excited to bring Ed Salamy on as our Executive Director at the Professional Captains Association,” said Kent Dresser, Confident Captain President and Founder of the PCA.   “as we turn the page to 2021 after a challenging 2020, the PCA will be there for our members and Ed will be a fine addition to the organization to move us forward.”

The PCA will be hosting a webinar for prospective members on February 7th at 6PM EST to review the benefits and reasons why professional captains should join and make the PCA their trade organization.  Details of the webinar will be announced soon on the PCA website, procaptains.org.  

 “With the multitude of issues that face maritime captains in an ever-changing industry, the PCA will assist its members in navigating these challenges and be their voice against any potential legislation or regulations that we feel would be detrimental to our members,” said Ed Salamy, Executive Director.  “I am excited to accept this position and I look forward to virtually meeting both our existing and potential members in the upcoming webinar.”

About the PCA

Formed in 2020 by the leadership of Confident Captain, the Professional Captains Association (PCA) is a trade organization for professional captains nationwide.  The PCA’s mission is to tirelessly advance the interests of professional boat captains of America through professional development, advocacy, and industry promotion.  For more information on the PCA and to learn how to join, please visit procaptains.org.

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