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About E & P Marine


E & P Marine, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a leading marine manufacturer's representative of leisure boating products for the territories of Latin American and the Caribbean. In recent years territories have been expanded to worldwide representation as well as the number of manufacturers represented. Our continued growth is due largely to our professional attitude and by only being associated with the most reputable manufacturers producing the highest quality products in our industry.

Our personnel have been actively engaged in the industry for many years not only representing the products we sell, but also providing expert technical support to our customers.

For over 30 years our staff have been involved with all aspects of the marine industry, including OEM’s, dealers and wholesalers.

Key Associate Personnel

Miguel A. VasalloMiguel A. Vasallo
Email: Miguel@epmarine.com

A marine and industrial engineer with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Vasallo worked with Bertram Yachts for ten years in the engineering department where he participated in the development and production of their 37', 43', 50', 60' and 72' motor yachts. After working for a year in Mexico on a naval project, he joined E&P Marine, Inc. in 1993.

Lilly DiazLilly Diaz
Vice President of Sales
Email: Lilly@epmarine.com

With our group since 1980, Lilly was our former Operations Manager supervising all the day-to-day activities such as customer service, accounting, and general logistics. As of January 2014 Lilly became Vice President of Sales.

Jose ChaoJose Chao
Director of Sales, Marketing and Operations
Email: Jose@epmarine.com
Telephone extension: 208

For over 35 years Mr. Chao has been a key contributor to both the sportfishing and marine industry in various sides of the business. From Manufacturing, Sourcing, Product Development, Distribution, Retail and Marketing, he has covered every segment of the business. Covering various key roles such as Category Product Manager and Sourcing at Bass Pro Shops headquartered in Springfield Missouri, General Manager and Vice President of Business Development at Crook & Crook in Miami Florida, Strategic Category Product Manager at Taco Metals in Miami Florida, National Sales Manager at Power Products in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin and now Director of Operations, Sales and Marketing at Navalex and E & P Marine in Miami Florida.

Christoph WittChristoph Witt
Commercial Director - Europe
Email: Chr.Witt.hb@arcor.de

Christoph is E&P Marine's Commercial Director in Europe. As a proven leader with many years of sales and marketing experience in the recreational marine industry, he has worked for leading companies such as Aqua Signal and Torqeedo. As Europe's Commercial Director, his commitment is worldwide expansion of our represented line of recreational marine products, particularly in the European market.

Matheus ReisMatheus Reis
Commercial Sales Director North Brazil
Email: Matheus@epmarine.com

Matheus has been in the commercial marine industry for many years, bringing a technical background with a degree in Naval Engineering. He has always had direct participation in managing new design, construction and repair projects of vessels such as Port and Ocean Boats, Tugboats, River Pushers, Fluvial Pushers, Small Port Boats, General Cargo Ferries, Bulk Carriers as well as Oil, Grain and Cargo Barges according to the technical and operational requirements of the Navy and Shipowners.

Lucas VarelaLucas Varela
Commercial Director - Paraguay and Paraná River System
Email: Lucas@epmarine.com

Lucas Varela has an MBA from Universidad Americana in Asuncion and offers a long history of industry experience. He has served as Chief Engineer, Industrial Maintenance Engineer, Technical Manager at Transbarge Navegacion and P&O Maritime. Lucas is also the current director of the Navegistic Trade Show in Paraguay.

Lucas VarelaJose Ruben Caraveo T.
Commercial Director - Mexico
Email: Ruben@epmarine.com

A naval engineer with more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, and repair of fiberglass, steel and aluminum vessels such as: fast supply vessels (FSVs), barges, and tugboats. He specialized his studies in the areas of logistics, naval structures, and quality management systems. Mr. Caraveo has 21 years of experience in the Mexican Navy retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander and area director for production services in the Manzanillo Colima, shipyard, Mexico’s busiest port.

Massiel PinalesMassiel Pinales
Sales Representative Caribbean
Email: Massiel@epmarine.com
Telephone extension: 221

Massiel Pinales has an MBA with a specialization in Management from Barry University. Since joining our group in 2021 as a Purchasing and Logistics Agent, she has consistently contributed her expertise in customer service, logistics, and strategic operations. Massiel works directly with manufacturers and sales representatives, ensuring efficient and seamless procurement processes.

Yenny AlfonsoYenny Alfonso
Office Manager
Email: Yenny@epmarine.com
Telephone extension: 202

Yenny Alfonso has 7 years of professional office management experience working with large teams. She has worked with several systems from accounting to data entry over the years and is a great asset to the company. She brings to the company great customer service skills in a leadership role.

Ali ColmenaresAli Colmenares
Marketing and Operations Associate
Email: Ali@epmarine.com
Telephone extension: 203

A naval engineer with more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, and repair of fiberglass, steel and aluminum vessels such as: fast supply vessels (FSVs), barges, and tugboats. He specialized his studies in the areas of shipyard management, logistics, naval structures, and quality management systems. Mr. Colmenares has 15 years of experience in the Venezuelan Oil Industry (PDVSA).

Mariana FariaMariana Faria
Marketing and Operations Associate
Email: mariana@epmarine.com
Telephone: +54 926 6492 1118


E&P Marine proudly offers the following worldwide services:

  • Strictly wholesale factory representation of marine manufacturers
  • Export shipping services and documentation
  • Technical support by qualified personnel

Corporate Associations

E & P Marine, Inc. is indirectly associated to other specialized companies in the marine industry, which gives it the ability to provide a full service:

Trade Associations

As a firm believer of ethical industry standards, E & P Marine, Inc. is a proud member of the following trade associations:

NMMA LogoNational Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the nation's leading association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers.

NMRA LogoNational Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is a national organization serving marine industry independent sales reps and the manufacturers who sell through reps.

Trade Shows

Trade shows allow us the ability to meet face to face and exchange ideas. E & P Marine has consistently participated in industry trade shows over the years. If you are planning on attending one of these show, we would appreciate the opportunity to prearrange a meeting. See our Trade Show Calendar.

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