Joseph J. De Marcois founder of the Association of Marine Technicians and the National Marine Service EXPO (NMSE) trade show. Joe entered the marine industry in 1982 after relocating to Atlanta, GA as the co-founder for Rapair, Inc. Later the company established the RCS Computer Systems (later to become MSHOP Software Inc d/b/a Nautical Software Solution.), and CDI Electronics divisions. Working closely with marine technicians on troubleshooting engine problems, Mr. De Marco has long recognized the importance of proper education when dealing with engines using sophisticated new technology, and the need for proper management. He also realizes that without strong marine service, both technically and management wise, the industry cannot succeed. Mr. De Marco was instrumental in establishing the Marine Career Training Institute of North America (MCTINA) as the education division of the AMTECH association. He also supervised the transition of the association from AMTECH to MCTINA. With MCTINA's 501(c)(3) non-profit educational status, the association now concentrates on advancing technical education for the marine service community.
Prior to entering the marine industry Joe, originally from Queens, New York, worked in the electronics industry as Vice President for an electronics company for eight years, and he brings his more than 35 years experience in sales and marketing management to MCTINA. He now resides in the Atlanta, GA area with his wife and daughter.
Prior to entering the marine industry Mr. De Marco, originally from New York, worked in the electronics industry as Vice President of an electronics company for eight years, and shares his more than 35 years experience in sales and marketing management to MCTINA. He now resides in the Atlanta, GA area.
Matthew Misuraca, originally from long Island, NY, lived in Florida for 22 years where he attended Marine Mechanic Institute in Orlando. In 2001 he moved to Georgia for a change of scenery and to stat his marine repair business as an independently trained technician in the Lake Oconee area. Matt saw the need for a good repair shop in the area that would offer an alternative to the local marine dealerships. His passion for treating people fairly, and providing them with quality service, has led to a very profitable business.
Because the mechanical side of the business has always intrigued him, Matt has been a strong proponent of continued education. He joined AMTECH in 2006, and he has attended AMTECH's MCTINA training at the National Service Expo every year since 2009. Matt also attends the ignition school at CDI Electronics annually since 2012. Mr. Misuraca feels the only way he can stay abreast of the ongoing technological changes in the industry is through continued education. Matt was elected vice president of MCTINA because of his passion for the industry, and his commitment to further the education opportunities for all marine technicians.
Matt is the proud father of a seven year old son and has been married for eleven years. He currently resides in the central Georgia city of Buckhead