craig is co-owner and marine systems installer at maz ocean
Craig

Owner and Chief Technician

Craig has decades of marine industry experience in technical management roles for reputable marine electronics installation companies.

An entrepreneurial self-starter and a slight workaholic, he is perfectly suited to a leadership role. In addition to founding and leading Maz, Craig is Operating Officer at Catamaran Guru.

Craig earned a Marketing Management degree and acquired these certifications:

  • NMEA Advanced Marine Electronics Installer
  • NMEA 2000 Networking Certification
  • ABYC Composite Boat Builder
  • ABYC Marine System Technician
  • ABYC Electrical Certification
  • Raymarine Certified Technician
  • Garmin Certified Installer.
jonathan, lead marine technician at maz ocean
Jonathan

Lead Tech

Jonathan’s marketing degree and 10+ years marine industry experience have proven to be assets to Maz Ocean. He has a passion for new marine technologies and how they can be applied to the real world making boating safer and more enjoyable. He enjoys both a challenge requiring research and a unique well-planned resolution and implementation.

Outside of working ours he enjoys snowboarding, fly fishing/fishing and a round of disc golf. He is a dog person and loves meeting new 4-legged salty friends on clients’ boats.

He acquired these certifications:

  • AMEI Certification
  • NMEA 2000 Certification
  • Victron Installer
  • Several electronics manufacturer installer certifications including:
    • Garmin Certified Installer
    • Raymarine Certified Technician.
alex is business manager of maz ocean in riviera beach florida near west palm beach
Alex H

Business Manager

As our Business Manager, Alex launched our  West Palm Beach marine services shop in 2020. He is a USCG Captain and ASA-certified sailing instructor with many years of professional captain, charter, instructor experience in Florida, Bahamas, and the Caribbean.

Alex moved into the marine industry after a 20-year career in the cellular industry with AT&T Wireless and other smaller networks. He has held multiple senior-level positions in Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, and International Business Development.

Alex is originally from Lubbock Texas and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Dallas and MBA at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He moved to Florida in 2011 and quickly became involved in the Palm Beach Sailing Club holding many positions on its board of directors. Alex was elected Commodore for 2023.

hunter, account manager at maz ocean
Hunter

Account Manager

Hunter relocated from Texas to the Florida Keys in the early 2000s to explore his passion for diving and fishing then set out for greater adventures across the Atlantic and beyond. He returned in 2015 to settle in Fort Lauderdale to continue his pursuit of advancement in the marine world. With 20 years in the marine industry, having joined Maz Ocean in 2016, Hunter easily understands clients’ needs and wishes and makes them a reality.

Hunter is one of our Account Managers with varied experience and many talents within the industry. With his 200-Ton RYA Captains and 100 Ton USCG Captains licenses, he has worked on some remarkable boats. He adds a depth of knowledge to our team as well as commitment to each project working with the boat owner and technicians to accomplish the goals. His certifications include:

  • NMEA Basic
  • MEI Marine Electronics Installer
  • MCA AEC
  • TWIC Card
  • NAUI Dive Instructor.
alex, account manager at maz ocean
Alex C

Account Manager

Alex grew up in Southern California as an avid spear fisherman and SCUBA diver. In college, he began working on live-aboard dive boats where he took over as captain at 21. Alex has captained 100+ foot yachts in California, Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean, and up and down the US East Coast. He holds a USCG STCW II 500 Ton Master Oceans – Captain’s License. After his son and daughter were born, he left the sea life and leveraged his extensive knowledge of marine engineering, operations, and project management to help our clients understand their systems and plan for their cruising boat needs.

As an Account Manager, Alex educates customers about our services and tailors solutions for boat owners’ needs. Alex has recently taken up a new obsession of rock climbing at the local indoor climbing gym.

kymberlie, offic assistant and HR at maz ocean
Kymberlie

Office Assistant / HR

Kymberlie is a true 5th generation Floridian being born and raised here in Sunny South Florida and has never left. She rejoined Maz in 2021 to take on multiple roles of office assistant, HR department, and administrative assistant for the CEO and our Project Management team. She is our “Let’s Get It Done” team member. Her smile and positive attitude greets our customers. She strives daily to create a synergistic and efficient work atmosphere for our company and for those whom she represents.

Kymberlie is a happy and fun person who loves her family, animals, nature, and the ocean. She says she is the mother of the 2 best daughters in the world and the wife to the most amazing husband. She enjoys outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, and camping; music and soaking up the sun. Kymberlie always has a large jar of peanut butter in her desk drawer for snacking.

molly, purchasing manager at maz ocean
Molly

Purchasing Manager

Growing up on the barrier island of Brigantine, NJ, Molly spent her life on the water before moving to Florida in 2014. She joined Maz Ocean in 2019 as our office administrator and quickly migrated to being our purchasing manager.

Molly is well-versed on all systems Maz Ocean installs and the components that make up the systems which ensures that all projects move along efficiently with the parts and stock items needed to complete the project. She is also the agent responsible for all your manufacturer warranty claims assisting with every step of the process.

A fun fact about Molly is that she has dyed her hair every color of the rainbow over the years!

kristen, shop manager at maz ocean
Kristen

Shop Manager

Kristen has worked in the marine industry since 2018, but has been sailing for 20+ years.

Born and raised on the West Coast, she is now enjoying the Florida weather.

Kristen joined Maz Ocean in 2022 and keeps our shop organized and ensures that all of the projects get the right parts assigned. Kristen is also a chef on charter boats in the summer.

kelly, accounts payable at maz ocean
Kelly

Accounts Payable

Kelly is from Cape Town, South Africa. She and her husband moved to London in 1996 where they lived for 10 years and had 2 wonderful boys.

In 2006, they moved to Florida where Kelly was a stay-at-home mom until May 2015 when she joined Maz Ocean in accounts payable.

tito, marine electronics technician at maz ocean
Tito

Field Service Manager

Tito brings 40 years’ experience and knowledge of troubleshooting complex marine electronics systems met with a higher standard of expertise.

Tito’s qualifications include:

  • NMEA 2000 Network Certification
  • Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Certification
  • OSHA Maritime Safety Certification – 10 Hour.
  • Manufacturers certified training including Furuno, Garmin, Navico (Simrad/B&G,) Raymarine, Sea Tel, Intellian, and KHV (Level 2 factory training)
  • Attended The Ferretti Group Service University.
lee, lead marine technician at maz ocean
Lee

Lead Technician

Lee was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and has lived in Fort Lauderdale for since 2012. Lee has a degree in Marine Engineering Management.

His hobbies include building and riding motorcycles.

He is self-motivated and experienced in yacht refit and maintenance projects. He acquired the following certifications and qualifications:

  • NMEA 2000 Advanced Certification
  • AMEI Certification
  • ABYC Marine Electrical technician
  • KVH Tier 2
  • Raymarine Certified Technician
  • GOST Certified Installer
  • Garmin Certified Installer
  • OSHA Maritime Certification.
kevin, lead marine technician at maz ocean
Kevin

Lead Technician

Kevin was born in nearby Hollywood, FL. He is a hard-working lead technician with 20+ years in the industry. He understands what a yacht owner needs and knows how to deliver.

He earned the following:

  • MEI Certification
  • MEI Advanced Certification
  • NMEA 2000 Certification
  • ABYC Electrical
  • Manufacturers’ installation certifications in cluding Garmin, Raymarine Furuno, and Airmar.
paul, lead tech at maz ocean
Paul

Lead Technician

Paul, a Lead Technician at Maz Ocean, is a former New Englander but has lived in Florida for the past 25+ years. He has 15+ years experience as a Marine Technician with 10 years’ experience with Maretron monitoring systems.

Paul is certified in:

  • ABYC Marine Electrical
  • Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer.
troy, marine electrical systems technician at maz ocean
Troy

Lead Technician

Originally from Maryland, Troy single-handedly sailed his boat to down the coast to South Florida in 2002 where he has resided ever since.

Troy has been with our Maz Ocean team for 5+ years.

He has worked with electrical systems 35+ years and in a marine environment for 30+ years.

francisco, marine technician at maz ocean
Francisco

Technician

Francisco studied at CITEN Institute of Naval Technological Higher Education in Peru. He was in the Peru Navy for 20 years and has 15+ years of marine electrical experience.

He is patient, very friendly, and hard-working.

His qualifications are:

  • Marine Electronics
  • Computer Repair
  • Advanced School of Electronics.
  • NMEA 2000 Network Certifications
  • Maretron Recommended Installers
  • OSHA Maritime Safety Certification.
diego, marine technician at maz ocean
Diego

Technician

Diego was born in Argentina and moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2018.

He studied graphic design and has been working in the marine industry with our Maz Ocean team since 2019.

Diego is detail-oriented and organized when executing marine system installations for our customers. He has earned:

  • Basic NMEA2000 installer
  • Basic Marine Electronics installer (MEI).
  • OSHA 10-hour Safety
  • Victron Energy training
  • ABYC Certification (in progress).
agustin, marine electrical systems technician at maz ocean
Agustin

Technician

Agustin began working in the marine industry in 2015 after moving to South Florida. He was educated in Cuba.

He is meticulous and hard-working.

He is certified and stays up to date in:

  • NMEA 2000
  • ABYC certification (in progress)
  • OSHA marine safety
  • MEI Marine Electrical Installer
  • Victron training.
juan, marine technician at maz ocean
Juan

Technician

In 2020, Juan joined us as a Repair Technician installing, repairing, and maintaining a variety of complex marine navigation and communication systems.

Juan is highly committed to staying informed of the latest advancements in marine electronics technology and is studying for his ABYC Certification. He strives to provide our clients with the highest quality service and workmanship.

In his spare time, Juan enjoys going to the beach and working out.

robert, marine systems technician at maz ocean
Robert

Technician

Robert has lived in South Florida for 25+ years.

Though relatively new to the marine industry, he absolutely loves what he does. He is always looking for the next challenge.

Robert enjoys riding motorcycles and horseback riding.

ben, marine technician at maz ocean
Ben

Technician

Ben grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. He and his wife moved to West Palm Beach in 2016. Ben enjoys his 2 dogs, spending time on his sailboat, and sometimes can be heard playing bagpipes.

He holds these certificates:

  • ABYC Certified Technician
  • Advanced NMEA
  • Advanced Marine Electronics Installer
ervin, marine technician at maz ocean
Ervin

Technician

Ervin joined Maz Ocean in 2022.

He enjoys camping, singing karaoke, and playing video games with his two sons. He also has an overly affectionate Pomeranian named Tazzy and an outside cat named Poom Poom. He has a strong IT and electronics repair background. He’s 100% South Floridian and speaks 3 languages.

He holds an Associate’s degree in computer programming and analyses and a Bachelors in Management Information Systems. He holds certifications for:

  • NMEA Basic
  • Apple Technician.
francesco, junior marine technician at maz ocean
Francesco

Jr. Technician

Francesco is a Junior Technician joining us in 2022 and has 2+ years’ marine industry experience.

He is the son of a mariner and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High. His knowledge and passion about boating continue to grow.

His knack for organization gives our customers confidence that their boats’ technical details are in good hands. Francesco strives to provide innovative integrated solutions to improve boat safety and functionality.