U nder the guidance of the executive group, the Hendry family of companies is focused on maintaining and growing current business lines while keeping an eye toward future opportunities for expansion and diversification. Our team continues to foster a relationship-based marketing and sales strategy, allowing it to build upon and maximize the substantial, long-term industry relationships and the solid reputation of the Hendry family and the executive team.
C.R. “Rick” WATTS, JR.
With over 25 years of experience, C.R. “Rick” Watts, President of Gulf Marine Repair, manages the shipyard and oversees the performance of personnel for safety, quality, scheduling, estimating, job and department cost and profit. He started working here right out of high school, learning the business from the ground up. First working as a welder’s helper and up through the ranks mastering such crafts as welding, burning, fitting, rigging, pipe fitting, hydraulics and machinists. Rick has assisted the Hendry family with many successful endeavors throughout the years and continues to be a leader in the industry.
Dale West, Chief Financial Officer for HMI. Dale has served as a senior executive with experience in finance, accounting, operations and business development, including startup operations. He is a partner with Florida CFO Group, whose members share and communicate a wealth of business, financial and accounting knowledge across multiple markets and industries.
Abby Baya, General Counsel for HMI. Abby been a part of the Hendry team since the beginning of her legal career, serving as an outside legal advisor while an attorney in the Business and Finance group at Phelps Dunbar, LLP, and later as Associate General Counsel of HMI. Abby graduated from the University of Florida earning her B.S./Finance in 2004 and her J.D. in 2007. She is also a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker.
PANCHO “SKEETER” MIGUEL
Pancho “Skeeter” Miguel, Vice President, Estimating. Skeeter has grown up in the ship repair industry having come to work right out of high school. In high school, he was an honor student (member of the National Honor Society) and was active in athletics. He has served in most crafts and understands what it takes to get a job done. He has worked with Rick in preparing bids for ship repair since 1989 and proven himself as a valuable member of our team.
Ronald Wyatt, Vice President, Production. Ronnie has emerged from a rigger and crane operator to Vice President through many and various duties he has carried out with excellence through his 40 years of service. Ronnie oversees the Ship Superintendents and the production crews that work on your vessels, ensuring the quality and on time delivery that we are known for.
We are proud of the people who service as Ship Superintendents and supervise the work on your vessels. All of them have years of experience. They are a good mixture of youthful energy and vast experience. Their careers range from 10 years to 40 years.