For more than two decades, Eric Tetler has headed recycling company Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Eric Tetler balances his responsibilities as the firm’s president with a number of personal interests, such as boating.
Before you take your boat out on one of the 1,300 lakes and ponds in New Hampshire, you must first learn the state’s various boating laws. New Hampshire, along with 40 other states, requires motorboat operators to take educational courses and be at least 16 years old in order to drive personal water crafts and boats with more than 25 horsepower. Passing the boating course earns you a boating education certificate, which does not expire or need to be renewed. You may still drive a watercraft if you are younger than 16, but you must have a passenger who is 18 or older and who possesses a valid boating education certificate.
Once you have acquired your boating certificate, you must register sailboats that are 12 feet or longer and motorboats of any size with the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles. These registrations expire each year and must be renewed for you to continue operating your boat.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.