Jeffrey Kuenning
Naval Architect

Jeff Kuenning is a naval architect and marine engineer with Boksa Marine Design. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering.

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Joshua Trupia
Marine Engineer

Josh Trupia is a marine engineer who kicked metal in the engine room. He is a graduate of State University of New York Maritime College and holds a Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.), Marine Engineering.


Mike Valentine
Marine Designer

Mike Valentine is a marine designer with Boksa Marine Design.


Ron Monell, USN Ret.
Sales & Business Development

A marine professional experienced in maritime operations, shipping management and transportation, Ron leads customer acquisition and retention in Boksa Marine Design’s shipbuilding, commercial marine and inland marine river markets.

With expertise in commercial, military and government vessels and operations, Monell is a 25 year veteran in US Navy. With extensive sea time as chief engineer and as electrical engineer, Monell focuses on building sustainable revenue in the maritime industry.

“Ron Monell brings leadership and expertise in naval architecture, engineering, shipbuilding and operations management to our clients,” said Nick Boksa, president. “He’ll represent Boksa Marine Design at conferences, meeting with shipyards and boat builders nationally for Boksa Marine Design to best fulfill their marine design and engineering needs.”


James Pilliod
Marine Systems Engineer

A 2013 graduate from US Merchant Marine Academy, James is a USCG 2nd Assistant Engineer commissioned in US Navy Reserve. Pilliod worked as a marine engineer aboard ships for Noble Drilling and was on Noble’s delivery engineering team for new builds with Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Pilliod served as a marine engineer aboard various cargo ships and offshore supply vessels, and enjoys working on small sail and power boats in his spare time. He volunteers with Warrior Sailing Program, racing with disabled veterans, teaching them how to sail in team events. Warrior Sailing Program helps veterans recover physically and mentally, challenging them and building self-confidence through the sport of sailing.

"James Pilliod brings expertise with naval architecture and actual sea time to our clients, having kicked steel onboard ships," said Nick Boksa, president of Boksa Marine Design (BMD). "Having guys like James onboard at BMD is why every Boksa boat is truly engineered for the sea."