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Ocean Machinery, founded in Fort Lauderdale in 1989, is the premier one-stop shop for the steel fabricating machinery in Florida. Ocean Machinery also distributes the world class Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line made by Peddinghaus, through its extensive dealer network. Ocean Machinery carries an extensive range of premium steel fabricating machinery and provides outstanding customer service and technical support, something which sets us apart from the competition.



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Hunter Fry is the President and Founder of Ocean Machinery. Hunter has been in the metal fabricating industry since 1973. Prior to starting Ocean Machinery, Hunter worked for major manufacturers of structural steel fabrication machines. He then started his own machine tool dealership in Chicago. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the American Graduate School of International Management. His engineering experience brings knowledge of production techniques from around the globe to your shop.

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As the Vice President of Ocean Machinery, Danny Steyn is responsible for sales and marketing and for the extensive dealer network that sells the entire Ocean product line worldwide. Danny is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the University of Natal in Durban South Africa. Danny has over 30 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in a wide range of industries. He has extensive post graduate training in productivity and efficiency optimization.

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Our Sales Manager, Darryl Thornhill has an Marketing Degree from Virginia Tech with a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Radford University. His previous experience includes extensive sales and marketing with large blue chip enterprises where he excelled in sales and capital equipment financing of technology hardware, software and services. Darryl is responsible for the North American Ocean Dealer Network selling the Ocean product line.

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Luis Peña handles sales of the Ocean product line in Latin America . Luis came to Ocean from HAAS Automation and originally took care of Ocean's Service Department, before moving into sales. Luis's technical skills are a great asset to our business and he is fully conversant with all CNC equipment. Luis Studied Electronic Engineering at DeVry University in New Jersey.

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Pedro Ranieri, runs our South American Dealer Network. Pedro is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre Brazil, and has a Master's degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, in Lyon France. Pedro is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.

Hailing from Alabama, Jeremy Novitski, is an Auburn University Business Management graduate. Jeremy’s experience in both the CNC machine tool and customer service industries provides a unique perspective that is already proving to be an asset to the Ocean Team. Jeremy works closely with Darryl and our North American dealer network selling the Ocean product line of Steel Fabricating Machinery.

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Armand Reyes is our Inside Sales Team Leader and handles our Internet Sales. Armand has extensive international and US Sales and Marketing experience in a broad range of mechanical and industrial fields, and this knowledge along with his friendly positive approach makes him a great asset to Ocean Machinery. Armand is fluent in Spanish and English and in his spare time umpires games for a youth baseball league.

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John Watrin brings 12 years of hands-on machinery experience to our Inside Sales team, as well as 10 years service in the US Navy. John’s knowledge, determination, and work ethic instills confidence with our customers. John is also currently working on his Business Management/Accounting degree. Together John and Armand are responsible for inside sales of machinery, parts and consumables to our worldwide customer base.

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Folker Krebs is another tri-lingual addition to Ocean Machinery. Fluent in English Spanish and German, Folker handles our South Florida machinery sales. A mechanical engineering graduate from Venezuela, Folker immigrated to the USA in 2004. His deep experience in the steel fabricating industry as well as the machinery industry, in all aspects, from manufacturing, sales, service and support, makes him very knowledgeable in all aspects of the huge variety of machines he sells.

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Karen Castorina is our Director of First Impressions, and is the wonderful helpful voice you hear when you call our offices. Karen handles all our Office management and assists in Internal Sales. Karen's knowledge of all things related to structural steel fabricating machinery and beam drill lines is amazing. Karen is the glue that holds the company together.

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Terry Kuczynski comes to us with many years of customer service experience and assists Karen with administrative duties. She provides office support to our inside sales team as well as Florida sales, handles sales quotes, and account maintenance. Her enthusiasm and customer focus make a tremendous contribution to our rapidly growing team.

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Greg Henry is responsible for Ocean’s marketing initiatives. He has a Marketing & Communications degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and brings 30 years of experience to the Ocean Team. His previous experience includes marketing & brand development for the specialty retail channel where he helped successfully launch numerous nationally recognized brands.

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Dave Theriault, our Field Service Tech, handles machine maintenance & repairs in South Florida. Dave began his CNC Service career in North Carolina working on Mori Seiki machines before ending up in New England. Fortunately for us, the prospect of warmer weather and proximity to family attracted Dave to South Florida. Dave brings with him more than 30 years of CNC machine service experience and is a tremendous asset to our team.