Peirce has experience in both the shipbuilding and airplane manufacturing industries as an engineer, project engineer and program manager. He worked for two major shipbuilders on the design / construction of large naval and commercial vessels. He last worked for The Boeing Company at their helicopter branch and then on the Boeing 777 Program. He is an experienced sailor / racer / navigator having participated in many around the buoys and distance races and cruises in various seas. Now retired, he lives in Warwick, RI.