Meet True North Marine

At True North Marine, we are committed to making your boating experience the best it can be.  By installing, maintaining and managing your boat’s systems and equipment properly, whether you enjoy being at the dock, on the lake, the bay, or beyond… our goal is to enable you to MAXIMIZE YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET – YOUR TIME!

We strive to provide our customers with the best possible product – good customer service combined with superior workmanship.  Our technicians are professional, conscientious, well trained and well equipped.  In order to safely and professionally maintain your vessel, we invest heavily in education and training.  Our commitment to solid, industry-specific education is supported by our membership in the American Boat and Yacht Council.  The ABYC is the only organization of its type that works closely with the Coast Guard to develop standards and recommended practices for the design, construction, service, and repair of all types of pleasure boats.  They offer many marine industry-specific certifications.  Some of the certifications our staff members possess are in Marine Systems, Diesel Engine & Support Systems, Marine Corrosion, Marine Electrical Systems, and ABYC Standards Accreditation.  This insures you, our customer, can feel confident work performed on your boat is done to ABYC standards and will preserve or add value to your vessel.  If you feel the service you’ve received from other companies hasn’t valued your free time as much as you do, give us a call TODAY!

Meet Our Team

Marine Technician at True NorthAndy Smith

Marine Technician – Specializes in Electrical

  • ABYC Master Certified Technician
  • ABYC Certified in Marine Electrical
  • ABYC Certified in Marine Systems
  • ABYC Certified in Diesel Engines

Andy graduated from the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS), in Bristol, Rhode Island. At IYRS he studied their Marine Systems Program which has allowed Andy to bring his knowledge and abilities to our True North Marine team. With Andy’s drive and experience, he has been a great addition!


First Mate Checkout Technician, SANDRA WILECZEKSANDRA WILCZEK

First Mate Checkout Technician

  • ABYC Marine Systems certified
  • NATO Medal
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Sandra came to True North Marine with over 6 years experience as a Fuel Engineer and a United States Navy Veteran working on Oil & Gas Turbine Systems, Oil & Gas Testing and Oil & Fuel movements. She has conducted domestic and global operations near Somalia, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans. Sandra is the recipient of multiple awards for her outstanding performances and professional work aboard ships. We are happy to have her experience and expertise on our team!


Electrical Marine Technician at True North MarineMiguel Perez

Marine Technician – Specializes in Electrical and Electronics

  • 12+ years of experience
  • Industrial Engineer with a focus in Process, Graduate 00′

Miguel is an industrial engineer but his passion has always been in boats. His passion grew as he worked more than 12 years for this father’s boating company in Venezuela. After graduating from Universidad Jose Maria Vargas in Caracas City, Miranda State, Venezuela, Miguel moved to the United States. He brought not only his experience but his great ability to solve problems making him a valuable member to our team.

Will_MitchellWill Mitchell 

Marine Technician – Specializes in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

  • ABYC Certified in Marine Electrical
  • EPA Certified
  • Raymarine Certified Installer
  • Dometic Factory Trained in Cruisair and Marine Air Direct Expansion Air Conditioning

Will is not only a Raymarine Certified Installer (qualified to get your new Raymarine equipment certified for On-Board Warranties), but is also Dometic Factory trained in Marine Air and Cruisair air conditioning systems.  He also holds an EPA refrigerant certification, and is experienced in troubleshooting and repair of self-contained and split AC systems from all the major manufacturers.  Troubleshooting, repairs, replacements and installation of AC & DC refrigeration equipment is also in his wheelhouse.

His attention to detail and solid troubleshooting skills make him a valuable member of our team across several areas of specialty. Whether it’s electronics, air conditioning, or refrigeration, he is competent to get your systems working and reliable when you need it most.

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Alberto_TuduriAlberto Tuduri 

Marine Technician – Specializes in Sanitation and Potable Water Systems

  • ABYC Master Certified Technician
  • ABYC Certified in Marine Systems
  • ABYC Certified in Marine Electrical
  • ABYC Certified in Marine Corrosion

Alberto is new addition to our team, and brings to us many years of experience in the marine repair industry. Although his expertise spans many functional areas aboard, his knowledge, professionalism, and cleanliness set him apart in his chosen specialty of sanitation and potable water systems. The fact that he owns a small fleet of vessels might give you an idea of his passion for water. 

jasonJason Murphy

Marine Electronics Technician

  • US Coast Guard (retired), 21 years of service
  • FCC Licenses in Radio Operator with Radar Endorsement
  • Radio Maintainer License
  • Certified Raymarine Installer

Jason recently retired from the US Coast Guard with 21 years of service. During his time with the Coast Guard he was a Chief Avionics Technician with expertise in Aviation maintenance and electronics. Over the course of his career he went to numerous military electronics and electrical schools to broaden his knowledge of new methods and technologies. He currently holds two FCC licenses in Radio Operator with a Radar endorsement and a Radio Maintainer License. After retiring from the Coast Guard, he chose to enter the boating recreational industry to learn something new and enjoy a different aspect in electronics. He recently passed the Raymarine Certified Installer test and seeks to continue furthering his education in many other marine related courses. Jason brings to TNM a wealth of electronic troubleshooting and technical knowledge.  He is a valuable addition to our team and is always ready to support your power boat and sailing needs.

OliverOliver Hanley

Marine Mechanic Technician

  • Marine Mechanics Institute, Certification in Marine Technology
  • Training in both gas and diesel inboard, outboard, and sterndrive engines
    • Volvo Penta training

Oliver came to True North Marine from the U.S. Virgin Islands.  He grew up working on and around boats and has always enjoyed being close to the water.  He moved to Florida to attend MMI which eventually led him to his new career with TNM.  Oliver has a great attitude and is always ready to learn something new, he has been a great addition to our team!

JulianJulian Castro

Invoicing Agent

Julian came to True North Marine in 2014 as a highly motivated warehouse assistant and is now our invoicing agent. He has extensive experience supervising various warehouse processes, as well as creating exceptional customer service experiences. Julian has shown great initiative and grown within the company becoming one of our team’s most reliable employees. With his drive and flexibility we are excited to see where is career will lead at True North Marine.

MItchell_ThieleMitchell Thiele

Industrial Service Writer

Jose_LopezJose Lopez

Business Development Project Manager

Jose comes to True North Marine with over 12 years of purchasing/logistics experience within multifaceted environments. 

  • 12 Years as a Maintenance Management Supervisor in the Marine Corps
  • Experience as a Financial Analyst
  • A recent graduate in Finance and Management 
  • Lean Six Sigma, Process Improvement experience
  • Global Procurement Experience
  • Business Management Experience
  • Personnel Management
  • Vendor Relationships
  • Contract Management

His goal is to help True North Marine grow by contributing his extensive purchasing, finance, and process improvement experience.

Robert_ButlerRob Butler

Marine Service Writer

Rob handles our warranty processing, insurance claims, invoice preparation and numerous other responsibilities that keep things operating smoothly at True North Marine.  His ability to acclimate quickly to our industry and learn at an amazing rate has made him a valuable member of our team.  His attention to detail in performing these duties aides in the productivity of our technicians in the field, and helps us deliver a competitively priced product to our customers.

Matthew_LovetteMatthew Lovette

Service Manager

Matthew comes to us as an eight year veteran serving the boating communities around Lake Powell, Utah.  He has handled the transition from fresh water to salt water with ease, and has happily traded cold winters and winterizing for hot summers and the aggressive nature of salt water on mechanical equipment.  He brings to us an extensive knowledge of Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, and other gasoline engine products.  His industry experience, strong leadership skills, and the drive to go the extra mile for customer satisfaction makes him a valuable member of our team!

MIchelle_McAndrewMichelle McAndrew

Michelle came to True North Marine in 2010 and has been instrumental in orchestrating the incredible growth experienced over the past years. As a University of Houston graduate, she has applied her organizational, accounting, and management skills to help transform True North Marine into what it is today.  She handles accounting, accounts payable & receivable, human resources, payroll, marketing and many other aspects of business management that has laid the foundation for our continued growth.

Patrick_McAndrewPatrick McAndrew

After attending Texas A&M University in College Station, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and studied Manufacturing Engineering Technology, he accepted a job in Dallas at a company that was a factory-authorized remanufacturer of gas engines for OEM manufacturers like Ford, Nissan, GM, and Mercruiser, among others. Starting out as a process engineer, and later moving into warehouse and production management roles, he was able to develop both technical and managerial skills. After moving to the area in 2001 and living aboard for several years, it became clear that the Clear Lake area could support a company offering quality workmanship with consistent customer service. Adding to previous education and technical certifications (ASE Cylinder Head Specialist, ASE Cylinder Block Specialist, and ASE Assembly Specialist), he also obtained ABYC certifications in Diesel Engine and Support Systems, Marine Electrical Systems, and ABYC Standards Accreditation shortly after True North Marine was founded in 2003.  While continually striving to stay on top of new developments and advancements in products and technology in the marine industry, he draws on his 10 years of experience to provide technical consulting, teaching, training, troubleshooting, and quality control to our technicians and customers alike.