Joe Hudspeth is the Director of Business Development for Global Marine at BAE Systems in Endicott, NY. BAE Systems offers complete, efficient propulsion and auxiliary power systems utilizing hybrid technology. Joe’s maritime background has covered propulsion systems and custom boat building. He has been involved with maritime sales, marketing, and product development since 2000. He currently serves as a regional co-chairman for the Passenger Vessel Association, is a judge for the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association student design competition, and frequently speaks and writes on maritime and ferry related issues. Mr. Hudspeth lives and works in Bellingham, WA and enjoys calm water boating activities.