10Apr

Rich Merhige

By epulis / April 10, 2016 / Operations, Technician & Shop Team / No Comments

In 1992, Richard Merhige founded Advanced Maintenance Engineering and later in 2002 Advanced Mechanical Enterprises. He attended the State University of New York Maritime College, earning a Bachelor Degree in Marine Engineering, continuing his education in Systems and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic, and George Washington Universities. He furthered his specialized training, earning a USCG License as a Second Assistant Engineer Steam & Motor, Unlimited Horsepower and a certification as a Vibration Analyst. Guided by his knowledge and expertise, AME is recognized as an external specialist for condition monitoring by the American Bureau of Shipping.

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28Feb

Christine Battles

By epulis / February 28, 2016 / Operations / No Comments

As Chief Administrative Officer, Christine oversees internal operations, and finances. She is also the driving force behind AME’s business development, strengthening ties with existing clientele and cultivating new relationships. In this capacity, she oversees all public relations, marketing, promotions, events, and partnerships to promote corporate expansion on all levels.

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27Feb

Teresa Drugatz

By epulis / February 27, 2016 / Operations / No Comments

Teresa is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the internal office and provides support for Business Development activity through AME’s advertising, marketing and public relations initiatives. She joined the team in 2010 as Marketing Manager and was promoted to Office Manager soon thereafter. She writes the copy for AME’s marketing materials and corporate documents while also offering support to accounting and general office administration. Prior to joining AME, Teresa worked independently for m3 Events+, and other marketing, and event companies. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from University of Miami, where she double majored in Public Relations, and Sociology, and minored in Marketing.

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25Feb

Fred Blockland

By epulis / February 25, 2016 / Operations / No Comments

Fred joined AME in 2013 as its first dedicated Service/Project Manager. He brings over 23 years of experience in the marine industry to the company, managing daily scheduling and the day-to-day progress of all major projects. He is responsible for overseeing the Service and Shop teams, while continuously mentoring and supporting them. Prior to joining AME, Fred oversaw new yacht builds, and refits for some of South Florida’s most recognized yacht companies.

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15Jan

Veronica Majewski

By epulis / January 15, 2013 / Operations / No Comments

Veronica joined the AME team in 2016 as the Office Manager. She oversees the company’s operations and is in charge of Human Resources. Prior to joining AME, Veronica was the Office Manager for 30 years at a South Florida marine transportation agency.

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13Jan

Debbie Bailey

By Fredrick / January 13, 2013 / Operations / No Comments

Staff Accountant Bio coming soon

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3Jan

Jacky Valido

By Fredrick / January 3, 2013 / Operations / No Comments

Administrative Assistant Jacky joined the AME team in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. She provides daily support to the AME operations team and is an important part of streamlining the day-to-day functions of the office. Prior to joining AME, Jacky held operations positions in the distribution and mechanical industries. She also has a sales background.

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4Jun

Joanna Ramirez

By Fredrick / June 4, 2012 / Operations / No Comments

Marketing Coordinator Joanna started at AME in May of 2016 as an intern while studying public relations at Nova Southeastern University. She was brought on officially part of the AME team as Marketing Coordinator in June of 2017. Under the direction of the CAO, and Client Services Manager, Joanna assists and supports the coordination of all marketing efforts. She […]

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