Before being contracted by NMMA in 2006, Denis was a marine surveyor with comprehensive assignments ranging from condition and value surveys to electrical failures. For many years, Denis served Sea Ray Boats as an assembly supervisor, manufacturing engineering technician, prototype development technician and ABYC & USCG compliance specialist. Denis is also experienced in marine repair.
Ian Campbell is a marine engineering graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Ian’s professional experience at sea and on the inland waterways across Canada serving in the Coast Guard fleet has provided him with firsthand knowledge of the many aspects of marine operations, small craft construction and the intersection of the recreational boating sector. Ian is the Chair of Canada’s Small Craft Committee and participates regularly in the American Boat and Yacht Council Technical Advisory Group, and recently achieved his ABYC Standards Certification.
Steve has more than 30 years of marine industry experience. Steve has worked for several major boat manufacturers, holding management positions in engineering, customer service and quality assurance. Steve has been involved with standard development and compliance for 25 years. He became a certification inspector for IMCI in 1999, is a member of the ABYC Fuel & Ventilation Committee and is a former member of the Electrical Project Technical Committee. He is certified by the ABYC for Standards Accreditation and Electrical Marine Technician.
Ulrich (Uli) has extensive experience in the boating industry and serves NMMA in the European Union where he is managing director of the International Marine Certification Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Uli’s formal education includes a degree in professional engineering for naval architecture and ocean engineering from Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Uli is an inspector for both NMMA Certification and CE Certification and currently sits on multiple ISO technical committees.
Ulrich (Ulli) joined NMMA’s team of inspectors in 2006 covering NMMA Certification as well as CE Certification in the European Union. He is the certification manager for IMCI and has more than 12 years of boat building experience. Additionally, Ulli is a member of the Experts Association of Boat- and Shipbuilding and the German Boat- and Shipbuilding Association.
Marc has worked in the marine industry in many different aspects, from Hydrostatics testing to Marine Engineering. Marc earned a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He has worked in the boat building industry as a design engineer, project manager and wooden boat builder. In 2002 he started his marine surveying and consulting business. He is currently a member of Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, and ABYC. Marc is avid sailor and currently holds board positions with the Grand Traverse Yacht Club, and Traverse Area Community Sailing.
Tim recently signed on with NMMA to inspect manufacturers seeking NMMA Certification in Australia. He is an inspector for IMCI as well. Tim’s qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Naval Architecture from Australian Maritime College as well as ten years post graduate experience in the design and analysis of steel, aluminum and FRP commercial and recreational vessels. Tim has more than 14 years experience as a trade certified boat and shipbuilder and is now director of ASEA Yacht Design in Miami, Queensland.