Nordic Tugs founder to retire

BURLINGTON, Wash. – Nordic Tugs founder Jerry Husted will retire on Dec. 21, his 80th birthday, the company said in a press release Wednesday.

Though he quit working full-time in 2003, Husted has spent the past four years working three days a week as sea trial manager and served as secretary to the company’s board of directors until earlier this year.

In the late 1970s, Husted joined forces with Seattle boat designer Lynn Senour to design a “fuel stingy” boat that looked right going slow. The result of their collaboration was Nordic Tugs, Inc., officially founded in 1979. Throughout his 28 years with Nordic Tugs, Husted has played an integral part in the growth of the company, it reported.

Once retired, Husted and his wife of two years, Nancy, plan to travel the United States and bike throughout the areas they visit.

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