I started my career in the marine industry in 1981 working for a local boat builder Morgan Yacht. There, I worked under Doug Karwick in the MEP department (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) and I learned to install engine beds, Perkins diesel engines, shaft logs, sea cocks, struts, and rudders. I moved to the framing crew after about a year. Working under John Chance I learned how to frame a boat and glass in bulkheads. After spending a couple of years building big sailboats, I was ready to move on.
During the time I spent with H&H Marine, I met Walt Proctor who is the Senior District Service Manager for the Southeast United States, representing Suzuki Motor America. I worked closely with John, Andy, and Walt. Thankfully, they took the time to mentor me through thick and thin. This helped open new doors into my future with Suzuki Motor America.