We founded Achievement Marine with one thing in mind “creating solutions for our customers - not excuses”. After decades of service in the marine manpower and repair industry we kept encountering chronic industry-wide problems in quality, on-time delivery and customer service. Shortcuts were being taken to expedite billing and persistent issues with retaining a highly skilled workforce were prevalent throughout the industry. Our mission is to improve customer experience by providing transparent high value solutions that are tailored to our customers unique circumstances.
We are truly thankful for the opportunity to serve you!
Steve & Jenna Sanchez
Steve Sanchez, President/CEO
Steve is a nationally recognized business leader with over 25 years of engineering, maritime and workforce development experience. His patented technology (US patent US 2005/0006176 A and US 2004/0220860 A1) for self-checkout was instrumental in the early adoption of self-service concepts into international retail. His business accomplishments include; delivering augmented reality products to military and private industry, successfully launching and monetizing three start-up companies and most recently holding C-level roles with two national manpower corporations. Steve’s extensive experience in marine, industrial and government sector programs has been a key driver of expansion and diversification for the organizations he has led.
A two tour Navy combat veteran his service accomplishments include certification in Navy Combat Sea, Air Rescue (SAR) & underwater demolition, receiving the Navy Achievement Medal for combat valor during Operation Desert Storm and distinguished service citations for participation in Operation Provide Comfort and the defense/provisioning of Kurdish wartime refugees. Steve was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on the Workforce Development Board of Directors for Greater Hampton Roads, VA, is an Emeritus member of the American Equity Underwriters Advisory Board and has served as a research scientist for Florida Coastal Fisheries.
Steve’s formal training in operational strategy, law, engineering and science combined with decades of progressive leadership accomplishments across a variety of sectors make him uniquely qualified to take on complex technological, mechanical and organizational challenges. A Dean’s list scholar at both the Florida Coastal School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate and the University of North Florida where he earned degrees in philosophy and biology, Steve is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences and company retreats.
Ievgeniia “Jenna” Nabilska Sanchez, VP Corporate Services
Jenna is a highly accomplished Human Resources professional and entrepreneur who has successfully launched several retail startups. Early in her career she worked in project management for an international media firm producing television commercials and directing media campaigns for high profile accounts including Loreal and Garnier. Most recently she held a position as HR manager for an international cyber security firm. Jenna is a graduate of Kyiv Poly Technical University in Ukraine where she earned her Masters degree in Sociology and undergraduate degrees in Law & Social Science.
David Huffaker, Dir. of Trades
David has 20 plus years welding and fabrication supervisory experience including large project oversight in oil & gas, marine construction/repair and the industrial sector. He is a certified AWS, ABS & NAVSEA pipe, structural and exotic metals welder with space technology alloy fabrication/assembly expertise. His understanding of task execution to demanding safety and quality standards ensures customer projects are delivered on-time and within budget.
Brandon Haines, Service Manager – Yacht Division
Brandon is a master craftsman who is an expert in marine diesel engine repair and installation. Before his current tenure in the marine industry, he held numerous production and managerial positions in the automotive and custom project builds sector. His years of mechanical system and design experience ensures that customer projects are executed to OEM & Coast Guard specifications.