Joseph C. Visconti
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Visconti has been our Chief Executive Officer, President and a director since July 2015. With over 25 years of executive level operational and financial experience, Mr. Visconti has experience building teams of professionals with a focus on product development and bringing those products to market.
Vice President and Director
Mr. Yarborough brings over 23 years of marine experience to our team. In addition to his positions of Vice President and Director of Product Development, he holds a seat on the Board of Directors of Twin Vee Catamarans, Inc. For the last several years, Mr. Yarborough has led the design, development and production of all of our models and boats that we have sold.
Bard D. Rockenbach
Bard D. Rockenbach has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 7, 2021. Mr. Rockenbach brings to the board an extensive legal background, having been a practicing attorney for 33 years. Since January 2005, he has been the managing partner of Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A., a trial and appellate litigation law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. Before forming Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A., Rockenbach was a solo practitioner and also worked for insurance defense law firms throughout Florida. Mr. Rockenbach is board certified by the Florida Bar Association in appellate practice and has over 250 published decisions.
In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Rockenbach has served on the Board of Directors of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Justice Association as both a chairman and a director. He was also the chairman of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Technology Committee. Mr. Rockenbach has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from the Stetson University College of Law.
James Melvin has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 8, 2021. Mr. Melvin, a multiple class world and national sailboat champion, is an innovative designer of yachts and aircrafts. He founded Morrelli & Melvin in 1992, a design and engineering company specializing in sailboats and yachts and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Since October 2019, he has served as the President of Pro Coach Boats LLC, a company he founded that manufacturer and sells boats, and since May 2019, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Argo Rocket Marine LLC, a provider of space industry marine services and products. Mr. Melvin received his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.
Neil Ross has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 8 2021. He has over 30 years of experience in launching products and companies and promoting and growing brands. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of James Ross Advertising since founding it in February 2003. Most notably, Neil has extensive marine experience partnering with brands like Galati Yachts Sales, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, Allied Marine, Bertram Yachts, Twin Vee, Jupiter Marine and Sealine to name a few. Mr. Ross received his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Kevin Schuyler has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 6, 2022. Mr. Schuyler serves as a senior managing director at CornerStone Partners, a full-service institutional CIO and investment office located in Charlottesville, VA. Before joining CornerStone Partners in 2006, he was the chief investment officer at The Nature Conservancy. He began his professional career at the Chicago Board of Trade with Louis Dreyfus Corporation and later became a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. The Company selected Mr. Schuyler to serve on its board of directors because he brings extensive knowledge of the financial markets. Mr. Schuyler’s business background provides him with a broad understanding of the financial markets and the financing opportunities available to our Company.
Mr. Schuyler is the Vice Chairman of the board of directors and Lead Independent Director of Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Schuyler also serves on boards and committees of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, and Stone Barns Center. He is also a member of the investment committee of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. A member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Washington DC, Schuyler graduated with honors from Harvard College and received an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.