About T-H Marine


Welcome to our newest Team Members! New Smiles & New Friends!

  1. Amanda Sutherlin – Purchasing Assistant & Inventory Analyst

  2. Ellen Southerland – Customer Service Representative

  3. Darien Craig – Digital Marketing Assistant

  4. Thomas James – Aftermarket Sales Manager

    Thomas “TJ” James joined the T-H Marine Team in 2017 as their Aftermarket Sales Manager. Prior to this chapter of his life, TJ was the Sales and Marketing Manager for CDI Electronics. He brings over 25 years of marine aftermarket industry experience to the TH Marine operation. TJ holds a degree in Management of Technology from Athens State University and he has been involved in many different levels of business, such as electro-mechanical engineering, product manufacturing, and sales and marketing management in his 34 years of work experience. TJ has a dedication to his customers in helping to solve their problems and he works to satisfy their requirements. In his downtime, he enjoys hunting and travel, as well as working on home improvement projects with his wife Elydia. TJ has two grown children, Amy and Justin, plus he has a 7-year-old granddaughter, Natalie, who has him wrapped around her little finger!

  5. Karen Knight – Aftermarket Customer Service

    Karen started with TH Marine in March 2016. She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2012, and earned an MA in History the following year from the University of Bristol. Karen spent several months helping take care of our OEM customers before moving to take over Aftermarket Customer Service. She has several years of experience working in customer service and enjoys working so closely with her customers on a daily basis. She appreciates the importance of speed and efficiency in this industry and is always happy to help! Outside of work, Karen enjoys reading and traveling to new places, as well as spending time with family.

  6. Melinda Haynes – HR Assistant

    Melinda joined the TH Marine family in April 2016. She spent most of her childhood growing up in Athens, AL, where she met her husband of 22 years, Mitch. They have two children, one son, Dalton, who attends Auburn University; and one daughter, Kaitlynn, who attends East Limestone High School. Melinda has an Associate’s Degree in General Ed and works in the HR/Accounts Payable Department as an Administrative Assistant.


Senior Management

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    Jeff Huntley – President & CEO

    Jeff has over 20 years of experience in marine manufacturing. He has been with T-H Marine for the past 20 years. He has been very involved in the industry, serving on boards of the NMMA and the Marine Accessory Manufacturing Division. He was awarded the Robert Hammond Industry Leadership Award in 2002. Jeff has led the growth of T-H Marine from a small manufacturer to one of the largest accessory suppliers in the industry. He has led T-H Marine's acquisitions of multiple additional companies. Before Jeff did a leveraged buyout of T-H Marine in 1994, he worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company, a worldwide leader in management consulting. While at Bain, he worked with companies like Anheuser Busch, Continental Airlines, and Lockheed Martin to successfully execute various large scale business changes. Before Bain, Jeff earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Prior to attending Harvard, Jeff worked in sales and marketing for AT&T. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, where he was valedictorian of the school of electrical engineering. Jeff grew up in Athens, Alabama and attended Athens High School. He has been married for 27 years to his high school sweetheart Kristal and they have three sons, age 26, 21, and 16. He loves to boat and fish, both freshwater as well as hunting duck, deer, and quail. He will kick back on the beach anytime he can. He is a volunteer football coach for 2012 & 2013 3A state champions Madison Academy. He has coached football, baseball, and wrestling for 20 years. His favorite sport is football and he is a huge Auburn football fan.

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    Bill Huntley - VP Product Development / Chairman Emeritus

    Bill has over 50 years of experience in manufacturing in the marine and sporting goods industry.  He was formerly one of the owners and founders of T-H Marine. Bill was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2013.  At the very energetic age of 81, he remains active in the boating business he loves and continues to fish almost weekly. His current focus with the company is developing new product ideas to bring to market. He holds multiple patents for innovations he has invented for boats since the 1970's. His love for fishing and boating began in early childhood fishing the streams and lakes in of southern Tennessee and northern Alabama with his father. BASSMASTER magazine has touted him as one of the top three anglers in the world for smallmouth bass. In the early 60's he started a lure manufacturing business named Bumble Bee Baits that made tremendous innovation in and sold the leading spinner baits through the 70's and early 80's. In 1975, he founded T-H Marine with some friends, with the only product they had at the time, a power trim switch control handle, or "trim handle". The T-H Marine name came from that first "T"rim "H"andle product. Other early innovations Bill brought to recreational boats were the Hot Foot in 1977 (the first commercially available boat foot throttle), the first foot operated trolling motor switch, the Hi-Jacker jack plate (one of the first commercially available outboard jack plates), and several breakthrough products for live well aeration and plumbing. He was truly one of the major contributors to development of the modern bass boat. Bill has been happily married to his wife Pat for 58 years. They have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His main hobby is of course fishing!

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    Jeffery Huntley, Jr. - General Manager

    Jeffery joined T-H Marine full time at the beginning of 2011 after working for T-H Marine for the previous nine years during summers, as well as remotely during college. He is the third generation of the Huntley family to be involved in T-H Marine. Needless to say, Jeffery has been involved with fishing and boating since he could walk. Jeffery holds two bachelor’s degrees from Auburn University. His focus is managing all day-to-day internal operations for T-H Marine as well as overseeing marketing strategies. Jeffery married in May of 2013. He and his wife Marie have a one year old son, Jeffery III. His hobbies include fishing, duck hunting, and fantasy football.

Sales Managers

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    Greg Buie - VP of Sales and Marketing

    Greg grew up in a marine dealership, making him one of the most experienced sales managers in the marine industry. He is a 1981 graduate of Scottsboro High School. He worked for K-mart and Auto Shack as an assistant manager and store manager for six years. He then went to work for Covert Marine Distributors as an independent marine sales rep until going to work for T-H Marine in 1992. Greg has been serving the marine industry from retail to distribution and now manufacturing for over 37 years. Greg has been married to his wife Denise for 30 years and they have a 17 year old daughter, Emily. Greg’s hobbies outside of work are fishing tournaments and hunting.

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    Bill Applegate - Regional Sales Manager

    Bill joined the T-H Marine Team in 1998, supporting OEM, distributor, and dealer efforts. His 35-year career started in 1978 as a distributor sales rep for KGS/ United Marine. For the next 11 years his territories included Miami, the Florida Keys, and Ft. Lauderdale. In 1990, Bill joined custom boat builder Dusky Marine as general manager. Bill and his wife Penny reside in Ft. Lauderdale and have two children. Bill’s hobbies outside of work include hunting, fishing and putting things back together with duct tape and tie wraps.

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    Luke Dunkin - Regional Sales Manager

    Luke joined T-H Marine in August 2005 after graduating from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Luke resides in Lawrenceburg, TN with his two boys, Hudson and Ryder. Luke oversees the OEM accounts in the Midwest and parts of Texas, as well as working closely with our professional fishing team. Luke has a vast experience with fishing, boating, and hunting. His favorite outdoor activities are bass fishing and bow hunting whitetail deer. Luke is also an accomplished songwriter and musician, performing in the Luke Dunkin Band in his spare time. The Luke Dunkin Band album “64” was released in February 2013 and is available for download now on iTunes.

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    Jeff Miller - Regional Sales Manager

    Jeff joined the T-H Marine Team in January 2014 after compiling an impressive 30 year resume in the marine industry. Jeff has previously worked as a sales rep for Moeller Marine and William F. Miller & Associates which allowed him to gain a comprehensive understanding of the marine industry, making him an immediate asset to the T-H Marine Team. Jeff's current territories for T-H Marine include Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Minnesota. Jeff and his wife Joyce have been married for 36 years and have three grown children. In his spare time Jeff enjoys fishing as well as bird hunting of any kind. Jeff also has worked with some of the best doctors in the country on mission trips providing medical aid in the favelas of Brazil. He considers the marine industry as "the best industry to be a part of."

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    Matt Drudge - Regional Sales Manager

    Matt joined the TH Marine family in January of 2016. He is the new sales manager for Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. He’s been in the marine industry since 1989. He graduated from Warsaw Community School. For the past 17 years, Matt worked as Production Manager for a large boat manufacturer. He is married to his wife, Lindsay, and he has four children and they currently reside in Northeast Indiana. In Matt’s spare time he enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with his family.

Customer Service / Inside Sales

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    Stephanie Wellman - OEM Customer Service Manager

    Stephanie joined the T-H Marine Team in March of 2014. She grew up in Destin, FL and graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a degree in Marketing. Prior to moving to Huntsville, she lived in Lafayette, LA where she traveled the state as a customer sales representative. Stephanie loves college football and enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. With years of customer service experience under her belt, Stephanie understands the needs and expectations of our customers. She is friendly, outgoing, and ready to help fulfill your boat part and boat accessory needs.

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    Beth Myers - Customer Service Representative

    Beth joined the T-H Marine Team in 2011 as a receptionist and quickly worked her way up to joining the Customer Service Support staff. Beth started out working at T-H Marine's sister company, Innovative Plastics, in 2004 as a quality control supervisor making her extremely knowledgeable on all of our parts. Beth's excellent people skills have made her an extremely valuable member of the front lines for customer service. In her free time she enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews as well as spending time outdoors.

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    Brandy Rainey - Inside Sales / Accounts Receivable

    Brandy joined the T-H Marine Team in 1999 as our receptionist and handled customer calls so well that she was soon promoted to her current position as Accounts Receivable Manager / Inside Sales. Brandy is a mom to three girls and loves to travel and make memories with her family.

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    Bonnie Sendejo - Customer Service Representative

    Bonnie joined the T-H Marine team in 2015 after working in customer service at LG Electronics for over 7 years. With her previous history in customer service, she has found ease in joining the team. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family.

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    Carol Thompson – Receptionist

    Carol joined the T-H Marine team in July of 2014. She is a mother of two beautiful and talented girls, and the wife of the most wonderful man in the world. She is also blessed with one of the most wonderful jobs in the world. She is thankful to God for everything she has, and everything she is. Her Motto: “Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.”

Manufacturing and Office Managers

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    Kelvin Campbell - Purchasing Manager

    Kelvin has been with T-H Marine since 1993 and is one of our most knowledgeable staff members, having worked in assembly and production and later as shipping manager. His promotion to Purchasing Manager came in 2001 due to his extensive knowledge of our parts and suppliers. Kelvin is married with two daughters and enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoor lifestyle in his free time.

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    Shane McCormick – Purchasing Assistant

    Shane joined T-H Marine in March of 2015. He is married to his beautiful wife Christyn, and they have 3 children Aidan, Bella, Emma. They attend Life Church in Hartselle, AL. He is huge Auburn Tigers fan. His interests include going to the shooting range, camping, and traveling to the beach for family vacations.He is very thankful to work for such a great company as T-H Marine. He says, “I am truly blessed to work here.”


  3. Charles "Chuck" Loeffelholz - Corporate Operations Manager

    Chuck always had a love for boating and, for several years, he worked the docks and repair shops of Iowa’s Saylorville Marina. When the lake was no longer big enough, Chuck joined the Navy’s nuclear power program. This would become a 30-year Naval career serving in both submarines and surface ships. Before coming to T-H Marine, Chuck worked with several medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, where he brought new manufacturing equipment online, optimized internal processes, and improved product quality. Chuck and his wife, Nancy, have two grown children and have come to enjoy all that the Tennessee Valley area has to offer.

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    Bonnie Davidson - Office Manager / Accounts Payable

    Bonnie came to T-H Marine in 1995 after graduating from business school. She is married to husband, Ron and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Originally from Selma, Alabama Bonnie has lived with her husband as an Air Force wife for 20 years residing in Japan, Arizona, New Mexico and Kansas before settling in Huntsville. Bonnie spends her free time with her family camping and browsing yard sales.

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    Melonie Tolbert - Production Manager

    Melonie joined T-H Marine in 1998 after graduating Ardmore High School in 1991. Melanie has served as a team member in production and was named Production Supervisor in 2002. She was named to the position of Production Manager in 2011. Prior to T-H, Melanie worked for Puritan Lace as an inspector and then Arvin Control for 5 years as an inspector and line leader. When not producing parts for T-H Marine, Melanie enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and taking her family to the beach.

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    Steve Steelman - Production Foreman

    Steve has been a T-H Marine Team member since 1999 and over the years has held multiple positions throughout the company. His current position of Production Foreman has taken on an expanded role in the last several years as T-H Marine continues to grow at an incredible rate. Steve has a daughter in high school and enjoys restoring classic cars in his spare time.


  7. Bryan Layton - Corporate Quality Director

    Prior to joining T-H Marine, Bryan worked as a technical director, where he led development of computer-aided dispatch and records management software products for public safety organizations. He also took a two-year overseas assignment to open an offshore development office in Shanghai, China. Prior to living in China, he led development of engineering software products used in the design, modeling, and construction of process plants, power plants, ships, and off-shore oil rigs. Bryan received his bachelor’s degree in design engineering from Brigham Young University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alabama. Originally from Idaho and raised in southern California, Bryan has lived in Huntsville with his wife, Roxanne, since 1984. They have four sons. Bryan likes to travel and tries to stay healthy by running and weight training. He has even run the Rocket City Marathon two times.

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    Neil Shoulders - Quality Control Manager

    Neal started at T-H Marine in 1996 as a production employee and has held several different positions including shipping, receiving and packaging. Neil was named Quality Control Manager in 2013 due to his vast knowledge of our entire catalog of parts and accessories. Originally from Athens, Alabama, Neil is married to wife Nicole and together they have two boys, Ryan and Ashton. In his free time Neil enjoys working on and racing motorcycles.

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    Jamie Johnson - Shipping Manager

    Jamie has been with T-H Marine since 2003 where he served in our shipping department. In 2010 Jamie was named Shipping Manager. Born in San Antonio Texas, Jamie moved to Huntsville in July of 1990, and graduated from J.O. Johnson High in 1995. Jamie is the proud father of a son. Jamie lists his outside interests as bowling, billiards and poker.

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    Andrew Shelton - Receiving Manager

    Andrew has been with T_H Marine since 2013 where he served as an order picker for Productino. In 2014 Andrew was named Receiving manager. Born in Decatur, AL Andrew moved to Madison in 1995 and graduated from Madison Academy in 2004. In his free time Andrew enjoys fishing, golfing, disc golf, and hanging out with his friends. Andrew says he is very proud and thankful to work for T-H Marine.

Hydrowave Team

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    John Braig – HydroWave Sales Specialist

    John Braig had been with HydroWave for one year, before joining the T-H Marine in December 2015. He grew up having the opportunity to live all over United States and fished many different areas through the years. He has always been very involved in different sports as well as fishing since he was young. When he was 16 he started fishing tournaments and has been hooked ever sense. Working in the Marine and fishing industry has always been a dream of his and he considers himself to have been blessed with this opportunity.

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    Karen Garcia – HydroWave Graphic Designer

    Karen has been with T-H Marine since 2015. After the purchase of HydroWave she moved to Madison, AL from Dallas.TX. Originally from Venezuela, South America where she lived for 16 years before coming to the United States with her family. With previous experience in graphic design and photography, she has been blessed to have such a great job that allows her to put her creativity into practice. She enjoys traveling, and spending time with her loved ones as much as she can.