After leaving college, Mike joined his father and enrolled in a traditional apprenticeship. Now over 15 years on, Mike has attended many training courses including Cummins, Mercruiser and Webasto. Mike holds a commercially endorsed power boat license and regularly skippers charters and deliveries.
Roz joined West Marine in October 2017 having project managed a team on drainage engineers for over five years at Dyteqta Limited. When Roz left the company as Associate Director, she was in search of a fresh challenge in a different sector and the marine industry is where she found herself. Roz's background is operational fixing and business development with experience across a number of industries, including retail and call centres -- ever-improving the customer experience. She has worked with a number of start-ups primarily focusing on business growth. In her spare time, Roz is passionate about city breaks and would opt to cycle everywhere given half the chance! It's Roz you need to contact to discuss future works. She also now oversees the West Marine team as Company Manager.
Carl is West Marine Services' outboard specialist and was appointed as Workshop Manager at the tail end of 2017. He has worked in the marine trade all of his working life with a string of qualifications to his name, with brands including Honda Marine, Volvo Penta and Mercury. He has also taken his skills abroad to Spain working on the finely tuned Baja power boats for five years. Carl has a wealth of knowledge spanning the marine trades and he can solve the most difficult problems with the best professional efficiency.
Serving over 15 years with a Volvo Penta main agent as Parts Coordinator makes Andy a massive asset for West Marine Services, often referred to as the “Rain Man”, which gives you an idea to his memory of Volvo Penta part numbers, campaigns and recalls! Andy takes care of just about anything and everything at West Marine. One day office-based, the next scratching around underneath a yacht in the boatyard! Andy carries his attention to detail over to valeting and anti-fouling, where his reputation generates more work than any form of advertising! You'll find Andy in the boatyard most days but he does grace us with his presence in the shop every now and then! His knowledge and workmanship coupled with an advanced range of compounds and cleaning products means no sun-bleached hull or neglected yacht is too big of a challenge!
Mick started his career in the marine industry with a Volvo Penta dealer over 30 years ago and then decided to open his own marine engineering company over 15 years ago concentrating on giving the customer a more personal and traditional service. Those values are still at the top of the agenda in the ever-expanding West Marine Services. These days, Mick's now on a background advisory role and a key part of the canine co-ordination team!