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Our Company

ABOUT MARICORP US

MariCorp U.S. was established in 2003. We are dedicated to superior customer service, as well as offering products that are engineered to deliver the highest quality. Our floating boat dock systems are known for structural integrity, outlasting our competitors’ products.

Our team members have the experience and product knowledge to ensure your project is completed correctly and in a timely manner. At MariCorp U.S. our success is attributed to consistently meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations.

Please call us to arrange a personal tour at one of our project sites and/or at our facilities.

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Our Team

  • Scott Fitzpatrick
    Scott Fitzpatrick
    CEO
  • Kyle Wilkerson
    Kyle Wilkerson
    President/COO
  • Ron Snelson
    Ron Snelson
    VP of Administration/CFO
  • Luis Cuestas
    Luis Cuestas
    IT & Marketing Manager
  • Melanie Ashby
    Melanie Ashby
    VP of Business Development
  • Garrett Graham
    Garrett Graham
    Purchasing & Logistics Manager
  • Robert Harty
    Robert Harty
    Regional Account Manager
  • Robert Strode
    Robert Strode
    Regional Account Manager
  • Aaron Wahlert
    Aaron Wahlert
    Sales Account Manager
  • Roger Ross
    Roger Ross
    Regional Account Manager

MEMBERSHIPS

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Scott Fitzpatrick
CEO

Scott Fitzpatrick was raised in the marine industry in and around Shell Knob, Missouri. During his childhood, Scott was actively involved in several family businesses, all of which were housed in the marine industry. In 2003, Scott founded MariCorp U.S. as a marine repair firm. Under his direction, and with the help of a superb workforce, MariCorp U.S. has developed from a regional marine contractor to one whose products cover bodies of water from coast to coast.

Scott has focused MariCorp on the inland commercial marina design/build market, and has overseen the company as it entered the marine general contracting and government contracting markets. Secondarily, he has developed MariCorp U.S.’s subsidiary brand Air Port Boatlifts™, in order to provide a cost effective boatlift package for marina customers who are in the market for both a dock product as well as boat lift products.

While he is involved in the day-to-day operations, Scott does defer a large portion of the operational responsibilities of the company to the President/COO, CFO and VP of Business Development.  Scott also serves in the Missouri House of Representatives, and represents the people of Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties by serving as the Vice Chair of the House Budget Committee, the Vice Chair of the Fiscal Review Committee, and serves on the Employment Security Committee, the Government Oversight and Accountability Committee and the Joint Committee on Legislative Research.

Scott holds five Marine General Contractor’s licenses for MariCorp Southeast, our General Contracting Affiliate, in the states of Arizona, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana and Alabama. He has aided in or overseen the design and/or building of marinas and docks in various climates and in most of the 50 states. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management. He lives in Cassville, Missouri, and is an active member, with MariCorp U.S., in all major Marina Associations including AMI, MRA, KMA, TMA, OMA, MAT and SOBA, as well as many events and associations in and around Shell Knob, Missouri.

Kyle Wilkerson
President/COO

MariCorp U.S. President and Chief Operating Officer, Kyle Wilkerson, is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of company-wide sales, production and installation.

Kyle joined MariCorp U.S. in 2007 as a Regional Project Development Manager. Kyle brought with him experience as a sales associate in many different industries, extensive background in new construction methods, and a vast amount of insurance knowledge. Kyle’s marine product knowledge and work ethic quickly made him a prominent member of the MariCorp U.S. sales staff.

As a Regional Project Development Manager, Kyle was responsible for establishing new accounts for MariCorp U.S. in the Midwest and Southwest parts of the country. Upon establishing these accounts, Kyle would oversee the day-to-day activities of all his projects. He ensured that the job was being completed on time and on budget. In 2012, it was decided by MariCorp U.S. founder, Scott Fitzpatrick to promote Kyle to President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to running the daily plant operations, Kyle regularly inspects ongoing project sites, and maintains close relations with marina owners.

Kyle graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Kyle commutes weekly between the MariCorp U.S. plant in Shell Knob, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri where his wife and child reside.

Kyle also dedicates countless hours supporting the local Kansas City community through his efforts with the Kansas City Chiefs Red Coaters.

Ron Snelson
VP of Administration/CFO

A new member of the MariCorp U.S. team beginning in 2015, Ron Snelson has been a resident of the Tri-Lakes, Missouri area for 30 years, and is currently a resident of Branson where he and his wife live. Originally from Illinois, he attended College of the Ozarks and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.

He began his accounting career while attending school by working at local theme park Silver Dollar City, and preparing and processing tax returns for H&R Block. Later, he worked in governmental accounting as the Treasurer for the City of Hollister, and then as the Assistant Treasurer for Taney County.

Ron then worked for several years preparing tax returns and financial statements for individuals and small businesses, both self-employed as a Jackson-Hewitt franchise owner, and as an employee of a local public accounting firm. He is currently enrolled to practice before the IRS. His most recent endeavor was working for a local developer in a timeshare and land development business, first as a staff accountant and later advancing to the Controller’s position. The company had resorts in over five states, and locally developed housing, restaurants, shops and other venues.

Luis Cuestas
IT & Marketing Manager

Luis joined Maricorp U.S. bringing with him over 20 years of advertising, marketing, and visual media promotions and development. Prior to collaborating with Maricorp U.S., Luis worked as a multimedia web producer and IT cross platform management specialist in manufacturing environments with SPECO and Intezne Products.

Adding to his list of skills, Luis is a professional digital photographer, having designed the first digital photo studio in the United States, presented for Apple Computer in the field of digital video editing, as well as speaker and trainer in seminars for the Professional Photographers Association.

Luis is the main piece of the puzzle in the business platform development sector of our business. Besides technical and drafting drawings and presentations for our products, his daily responsibilities include website management, product promotions, industry research, product development assistance, proposal development management, assisting in sales calls where detailed project analysis is required, cloud computing, reporting technological advancement opportunities for the company and company network management.

Melanie Ashby
VP of Business Development

Melanie joined MariCorp U.S. in December 2009 as Vice President of Business Development. She was recruited by CEO Scott Fitzpatrick as a result of her success freelancing for the company as a research analyst and opportunity developer. Her current duties include sales team management, market research, market analysis, new business development and product development.

Melanie works hand in hand with the sales staff developing sales and pricing strategies, negotiating contracts, and assisting with customer relations and customer service. She has been invaluable aiding in new marina design as well as product research and development. This is bolstered by her extensive knowledge of boat docks and marinas, the environments they reside in, and the needs of marina owners and boaters. Additionally, she has been a great resource to our customers due to her knowledge of the intricacies of regulatory agencies, their practices and procedures.

Garrett Graham
Purchasing & Logistics Manager

Garrett joined MariCorp U.S. as one of the company’s first employees. He has since grown with the company from working in the technical area constructing docks, to sales and project management and now to the Purchasing and Logistics Manager.

His thorough understanding of the different aspects within the business makes him a prominent manager. As Purchasing and Logistics Manager, Garrett is responsible for implementing procurement strategies and policies, as well as working in conjunction with vendors to oversee the transportation of goods and supplies. Garrett is a graduate of Missouri State University.

Robert Harty
Regional Account Manager

With over 30 years of marine experience, Robert Harty began his career selling marinas and equipment.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His background in real estate, hotel and resort management, and previous work with Fortune 500 companies, laid the foundation on which he would later build a successful profession helping to design and configure hundreds of modern marinas throughout the United States.

Traveling across the eastern and southern United States, Robert worked with architects, contractors, marina owners, insurance companies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure profitable project implementation. Robert rounded out the equation by also working to execute surveys, prepare estimates and bids and to analyze marketing needs.

Robert Strode
Regional Account Manager

In the mid 1980’s, Bob began selling and designing docks and marinas in the Midwest. He has built projects in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North and South Dakota and Iowa. He has built well over 10,000 boat slips in the Midwest.

Bob has attended Marina Design and Maintenance classes at the University of Wisconsin for several years and has presented maintenance seminars for the Marina Institute.

Aaron Wahlert
Sales Account Manager

Aaron joined MariCorp U.S. in 2015 and brought with him his experience as a Sales Account Manager/Estimator for Arning Companies, a large canopy builder and supplier. At Arning companies, Aaron managed the Sonic Drive-In account and assisted with the Wendy’s and Panda Express accounts.

As a Sales Account Manager at Maricorp U.S. his current duties include preparing bids, reviewing engineered drawings, managing accounts, and assisting with customer service. Aaron services MariCorp’s local markets and works closely with the US Army Corps of Engineers to obtain permits on behalf of our customers. Aaron manages the sales and installation of our Air Port Boatlift Systems product line. Aaron studied Business Management at Ozarks Technical Community College. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his free time hunting and fishing.

Roger Ross
Regional Account Manager

With over 30 years of experience in marina design and layout, Roger Ross has been involved in projects throughout the Midwest, Central, and Southern United States, including multi-million dollar, world-class marinas. His broad experience includes working on projects on lakes and rivers with all types of environmental issues and conditions as well as all types of anchorage designs and systems.

Roger exceeds customers’ expectations in turning an idea or a rough sketch into a completed and profitable marina ready to moor boats of all sizes. Roger has experience with market evaluation on a new project.