Who Is PYI Inc.?

Every year PYI has seen advancements in each of our products. Whether it is a new or established product line with PYI, be assured that you will experience unequaled product performance and customer service that you expect and deserve.

PYI quickly responds to our customer's ideas and needs. Since 1981, We've never forgetten that PYI doesn't exist without you. Our goal is to provide quality, innovative marine equipment with an unsurpassed level of customer service and satisfaction. PYI Inc. is a premier manufacturer and distributor of high quality marine, boat, yacht, and ship equipment and supplies.

PYI owes a great deal of its success to its employees and their dedication to you, our customer. Since starting PYI in 1981 we have taken great pride in quickly responding our customers ideas and needs. All of us at PYI have not forgotten that without you, PYI does not exist. Our goal is to provide quality, innovative marine equipment with an unsurpassed level of customer service and satisfaction.

If you have an questions or comments please contact us!

Our Team

Kathy O'Brien

Kathy
O'Brien

Kathy was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest and enjoys anything that involves the outdoors, especially if it involves catching more fish than her husband!

Tracy Langlie

Tracy
Langlie

Tracy has worked for PYI in Accounts Payable since 2013, ever since her three kids left for college. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to concerts with her friends, scrapbooking, and watching football. Go Hawks!

Jason Abrahamsen

Jason Abrahamsen

Jason has been working at PYI since 1998. He started out as the Warehouse Shipping Manager in 1998 and has worked his way up to overseeing the Seaview custom & R&D Marine Departments.

Jeff Black

Jeff
Black

Jeff has been the lead Engineer for PYI since 2009. When Jeff is not at PYI working he is usually home designing and fabricating in his spare time. He also loves spending time with his wife and is fascinated with tacos.

Jason Romesburg

Jason Romesburg

Jason has been with PYI Inc. for over 15 years and is currently the Seaview Product Manager. Jason's time is usually spent with his daughter Peyton, wife Ellen and dog Oliver.

Fred Hutchison

Fred Hutchison

Fred has been with PYI since 1985. When not at work he spends his time at his mountain cabin with his family, running trails and stand up paddle boarding on local rivers.

Nic Laffitte

Nic
Laffitte

Nic joined the PYI team in 2016, after a career in the finance industry. He enjoys surfing, kiteboarding, sailing, and traveling in his free time.

Kenneth Planck

Kenneth Planck

Kenneth is a married father of two, who has been with PYI since 2002. He currently enjoys spending time camping, hiking and obsessing over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Justin Romesburg

Justin Romesburg

Justin has been with PYI for over 10 years. Justin loves spending time with his wife and two kids. He is an avid cyclist and loves outdoor adventure.

Bruce Trimble

Bruce
Trimble

A 40+ year veteran of the marine industry, Bruce enjoys family camping, exploring the Northwest, and being outdoors near his home on Camano Island.

Miles Weber

Miles
Weber

Miles has been with PYI for over 8 years and is in our Sales and Customer Service Department. Outside of work he enjoys drinking a good beer with his fiancé, spending time with his family and friends, golfing, and working on his solo music.

Eric Young

Eric
Young

Eric has been the Graphic Designer at PYI since 2010. When he's not at work you can find him on the ski slopes, out taking pictures or at a local brewery.

Phil Quartararo

Phil Quartararo

Phil has been in the marine industry since 1977 and joined PYI in 1995. Phil is our Product Manager for steering system and the Sonihull products. In his spare time Phil enjoys riding his motorcycle anywhere.

Ian Smith

Ian
Smith

Ian has been with the company since 2003, and is the product manager for the Velox Plus and KiwiGrip product lines. While not at work Ian enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter.

DJ Schauman

Domonick
Schauman

Domonick a.k.a DJ is the Warehouse Manager at PYI. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, playing sports, hiking, site seeing, and spending as much time with his wife their three sons.

Tabor Parke

Tabor
Parke

Tabor Parke is the Shipper at PYI. While not at work Tabor enjoys spending time with his child and girlfriend, going to sporting events and large family gatherings. Go HAWKS!

Jerome Blakely

Jerome
Blakely

Jerome has been managing the Max-Prop Reconditioning Department since 2010. He enjoys going on hikes, kayaking and spending lots of time with his grandson going on all sorts of adventures.

Mike Butler

Mike
Butler

Mike works in the PSS Production and has been with PYI since 1996. When he's not at home watching sports or movies he likes to travel along the Oregon Coast with his wife.

Alex Bird

Alex
Bird

Alex started working at PYI in 2016 and works in the PSS Production Department. He loves to explore the outdoors and go fishing with his girlfriend Whitney and his two dogs.

Jenny Romero

Jennie
Romero

Jennie has been with PYI since 2006 she oversees the Seaview Production. She's considered to be everyones mother at PYI. While not at work she enjoys spending her free time with her family.

Shawn Weber

Shawn
Weber

Shawn started working at PYI in 2015 and works in Seaview Production. He enjoys playing video games and going up skiing hitting the fresh powder.

Edwin Romero

Edwin
Romero

Edwin has been working at PYI since 2013. He likes to play lacrosse and soccer during his free time, and also loves to longboard with his dog. Currently a college student as well.

Frederic Laffitte

PRESIDENT

Frederic
Laffitte

Frederic founded the company in 1981, and is still actively involved throughout the business. He began sailing on the Mediterranean in his youth, and spends his free time cruising and racing sailboats, kiteboarding, fly fishing and skiing with his wife and his three boys.

Kevin Woody

VICE PRESIDENT

Kevin
Woody

Kevin became a partner in PYI in 1983. He enjoys many outdoor activities with his three children and their families. Both races and coastal cruises his sailboat, and is a very active volunteer in keeping the outdoors open to all.