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Specialty Marine
1420 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 
Phone: (904) 247-3303

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Sharon Whalen
Owner

Sharon Whalen is the daughter of a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, worked for the Navy Exchange and NAV CAMS MED in Naples, Italy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico, she worked for the Department of Energy. In 1991 she started a small, woman-owned business that has grown to a company that employs 9 full-time employees.


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Mike Whalen
Sales Manager

Mike Whalen is a native of Jacksonville Beach. He has over 44 years of marine and shipyard experience. At the age of 18, he went to work for Jacksonville Shipyard. There he underwent extensive management training and moved up through the ranks to Ship Superintendent. At 25, he took a sabbatical to work for G.E. Marine for 2 years in the Field Engineering Services Division.


With countless years of marine experience, he worked as a Marine Surveyor for Hull and Cargo Marine Surveyors and then went to Atlantic Marine Inc. for 5 years as a Quality Assurance Inspector. He joined his wife Sharon Whalen in 1993 after working 27 years in the shipyard industry. Mike is now the General Manager for Specialty Marine.


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Kevin Mead
Shop Maintanence

Kevin Mead served in the Navy for 21 years. As a Hull Maintenance Technician he was involved with numerous tasks & responsibilities, including high pressure plate welder on submarines in New London, Connecticut and La Maddalena Sardinia, Italy. Upon retirement as a disabled veteran, he worked various jobs. Kevin Mead came to Specialty Marine in July 2005.


Kevin is a valuable employee as he makes numerous deliveries through out the day to vendors and customers as well as keeping up the maintenance for our facility.


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Denise Moline
Office Manager

Denise Moline is the oldest daughter of Mike Whalen. She has training as an Army Reserve Medic and has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida. With over 15 years of dedicated service, she has moved up from stock girl to Executive Assistant and handles all Billing and Collections as well as Human Resources, Special Order Sales & Purchasing. She is the sunshine on a cloudy day and is always eager to help.


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Vickie Bryan
Shipping & Receiving

Vickie Bryan has over 30 years working in the marine industry. She has done everything from driving a delivery truck for the shipyard to accounts receivables, purchasing, and managing the shipping and receiving. She worked for W&O for 5 years in the warehouse under the supervision of Eric Baker. From there, she moved up to Deck and Engine Sales for commercial and navy ships.


She has provided countless years of devoted service and is now Manager and Supervisor of Shipping & Receiving at Specialty Marine. She is our specialist in Deck Drains and our Patented Deck Drain Repair Kits. She also assists in Sales & Purchasing.