Meet the Team

Team Shipyard Marine

Here at Shipyard Marine, our customers are what drives us. That's why our experienced and welcoming staff provides YOU with the best, most knowledgeable and courteous service around. The word is out, and Boating Industry magazine selected Shipyard Marine as a Top 100 Dealer in the nation twelve years in a row based on the votes and input of consumers everywhere!

Adam Thomas - Reconditioning Specialist

Adam Thomas

Reconditioning Specialist
Adam joined the Shipyard team in 2018. He likes working here because he likes that he has variety in his role. One of his favorite things to do outside of work is fixing up old things and making them look new again! When asked what animal he would be and why, he chose an eagle, so he can fly. An item that is on his bucket list is to go snowmobiling in the mountains.
Amy Woodke - Marketing

Amy Woodke

Marketing
Phone: 920-884-3948
Amy joined the Shipyard Marine crew in 2019. Her favorite thing about working at Shipyard is using her creative juices to create fun for everyone on land and sea. When Amy isn't at work, she can be found hiking trails, getting some sun and enjoying nature. If she were an animal, she would be a cat, because no matter the situation, she always lands on her feet. An item on her bucket list is to travel the world.
Andy Thomas - Fiberglass Specialist

Andy Thomas

Fiberglass Specialist
Andy has been with the Shipyard crew since 2014. He enjoys working here because of the atmosphere and the friendly people. When Andy isn't working, he likes to travel and go camping. When he was asked what animal he would be and why, he chose cheetah so, he can run really fast. An item that is on his bucket list is to be an off-road tester.
Austin Sitek - Dockhand

Austin Sitek

Dockhand
Austin has been apart of the Shipyard crew since August 2017. His favorite thing about working at Shipyard is being able to drive and learn about all of the different boats. When he isn't working at Shipyard, he enjoys taking his own boat out on the water and fishing. If Austin could be an animal, he would be a shark because they are fast and fierce. Lastly, an item that is on his bucket list is to go to Hawaii and learn how to surf.
Brad Howitt - Customer Care Specialist

Brad Howitt

Customer Care Specialist
Brad has been with Shipyard Marine since June 2014. His favorite thing about working at Shipyard is operating the forklift and driving the cool boats. When Brad isn't working at Shipyard Marine he can be found snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and detailing cars and trucks. When asked what animal he would be he answered a bird, because birds can fly. Lastly, Brad was asked to name something off of his bucket list and he answered that he would like to attend the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Brant Gryniewski - Sales Professional

Brant Gryniewski

Sales Professional
Phone: 920-884-3942
Brant has been with Shipyard Marine since 2014. One of his favorite things about working at Shipyard is offering a chance to have fun instead of a need. When Brant isn't working at Shipyard Marine you can find him coaching baseball, skiing, fishing, hanging out with his family, and boating! When asked what animal he would be and why, he answered that would like to be a flying squirrel because its a squirrel and it flies. An item off of his bucket list is to go helicopter skiing in Canada.
Brock Howitt - Dockhand

Brock Howitt

Dockhand
Brock started with Shipyard Marine in 2018. What he likes most about working with Shipyard is the variety of work and interacting with customers and fellow team members. Some of his favorite things to do outside of work is golfing, playing basketball, and hanging out with friends. When asked what animal he would be and why, he answered that he would be a lion. He thought he related best to a lion because they are the kings of the jungle with their raw power and strength. Lions also fear no other animal. An item that is on Brock's bucket list is to golf at Pebble Beach Golf Course in California.
Chad VanderKelen - Sales Professional

Chad VanderKelen

Sales Professional
Phone: 920-434-8063
Chad joined the Shipyard Team in March 2011. His favorite thing about working at Shipyard Marine is watching the excitement on customer's faces as they take delivery of their new boat! But when Chad isn't working, he likes to go to his family's cabin. There he can boat, fish, swim, golf, four-wheel and enjoy hanging out with his family. When asked what animal he would be and why, he answered an eagle. He chose the eagle because he has always been intrigued with flying. Lastly, when asked to name something off of his bucket list he answered, to catch and have a replica mount made of a 7-pound small-mouth.
Cory Kontny - Certified Marine Technician

Cory Kontny

Certified Marine Technician
Cory joined the Shipyard crew in 2016. His favorite thing about working at Shipyard is having the opportunity to continue learning the latest marine products. When Cory isn't working at Shipyard Marine he can be found hunting and fishing. Cory was asked if he could be an animal what animal would he be, he answered, that he would like to be a honey badger. He chose this animal because they are tough, relentless, and fearless. An item that is on his bucket list is to go to Saskatchewan, Canada to go duck hunting.
Debbie Howitt - VP of Finance / Human Resources Manager

Debbie Howitt

VP of Finance / Human Resources Manager
Debbie has been with the company since 2005. Her favorite thing about working at Shipyard Marine is that it is NEVER boring! There is always something going on and it is a pleasure to work with such an enjoyable team. When Debbie isn't working, you can find her enjoying her photography hobby. She likes a good workout and loves the chance to take a nap on the back of the boat on a slow cruise in the warm sun. If Debbie were to be an animal she would be a cheetah because she would love to be able to run super fast and look good doing it. An item on her bucket list is to run a half marathon. To date she hasn't run more than 8 miles at once, so building up to 13.1 miles will be a challenge.
Jason Bloomer - Customer Service Manager

Jason Bloomer

Customer Service Manager
Phone: 920-884-3943
Jason has been with Shipyard Marine since 1992. His favorite thing about working at Shipyard Marine is working on the water, around boats, the people, and experiences. When Jason isn't at Shipyard Marine, he enjoys riding his RZR, boating, and camping. When asked what animal he would be and why, he said walrus, because their tusks are cool. Lastly, when asked to name something off of his bucket list, Jason answered, "To go to Glamis and ride the Imperial Sand Dunes."
Josh Hladish - Parts Specialist

Josh Hladish

Parts Specialist
Phone: 920-434-8062
Josh has been with Shipyard Marine since 2015. His favorite thing about working at Shipyard Marine is being able to work outside and get on the water. When not at work, Josh can be found turning out sick moves on his wakeboard. When asked what animal he would be and why, he answered that he would like to be a penguin because they are always dressed to impress. An item that is on his bucket list is to sail around the Mediterranean.
Ron Szcepanski - Master Marine Technician

Ron Szcepanski

Master Marine Technician
Ron has been with Shipyard Marine since 1987. What Ron likes most about working at Shipyard Marine is fixing and working on boats and their systems. He also likes mentoring new techs and watching them blossom into better techs. His favorite things to do outside of work is hunting and fishing. If Ron was an animal, he would like to be a dog, because they get to lay around most of the time, get fed, get played with and loved. Lastly, an item that is on Ron's bucket list is to go elk hunting out west and shooting a huge one!
Tiffany Koske - Controller

Tiffany Koske

Controller
Phone: 920-434-8061
Tiffany joined the Shipyard Marine crew in 2017. Her favorite thing about working at Shipyard is building relationships with fellow co-workers and customers. When Tiffany isn't at work, she can be found up at her cottage spending time with family and friends. If she were an animal, she would be a dog, because she wouldn't be hunted, but the hunter. An item on her bucket list that she would like to do is to hunt and travel around the world!
Andy Howitt - President

Andy Howitt

President
Phone: 920-434-3608