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Roscioli’s ‘right-hand-man’ retires after 36 years

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By Dorie Cox

Thomas P. Glass retired from Roscioli Yachting Center on July 31 after 36 years and a number of positions, including vice president, with the Fort Lauderdale-based shipyard. Currently, he led the company’s strategic planning team and was responsible for billing and day-to-day operations.

“He was my right-hand man,” said Bob Roscioli, president and CEO of RYC. “Tom is an encyclopedia of knowledge. Anyone want to know something from five, 10 or even 20 years ago? Tom’s the guy.”

Tom Glass

Glass was general manager for Admiralty Yachts when Roscioli bought it in 1981. In 1987, RYC bought the large boat division of Donzi Yachts, where Glass managed the construction of new builds, wrote specs, and handled customer service.

“Tom’s office was next to me for more than 35 years; he could handle anything,” Roscioli said.

“He played a big part in the business and will sure be missed.”

A licensed yacht and ship broker experienced in yacht repair and construction, Glass was a director of the Marine Industry Associations of South Florida for three terms. He is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council, and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association.

Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton. Comments are welcome below.

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2 thoughts on “Roscioli’s ‘right-hand-man’ retires after 36 years

  1. Kristy Fox

    WOW!!!!
    Congratulations Tom Glass!
    I am sure you will be missed by all at Roscioli.
    The very best of luck to you in your journey ahead…..
    Enjoy and take good care!

  2. Melvyn Miller

    As yacht projects increase in size and complexity, the few yard executives capable of predicting the cost or time overrun issues will be increasingly needed and valued.

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