Principal Marine Surveyor/Engineer at Alpha Marine Surveyors – GA Office
Primarily Serving Northern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

Over 30 years of managerial and leadership experience
Over 21 years experience as a Marine Surveyor/Engineer/Consultant
Extensive Transportation/Logistics, Maintenance and Human Resource Management experience
Development and implementation of operations, maintenance and logistics programs

Outstanding written and oral communication skills


United States Merchant Marine Academy, BS Marine Engineering – Graduated 1985

USCG Third Assistant Engineer, Unlimited Horsepower of Steam & Motor Vessels


Vessel/Pier Structural Failures/Damage, Vessel Condition, Injuries, Vessel Fuel Oil Contamination, Vessel crane damage surveys, Vessel collisions/allision, Vessel Main Engine and Aux. Engine failures, Hull and Machinery Surveys, Vessel Valuation/Appraisals, Vessel Fuel Oil Contamination

Dry Cargo Damages, Refrigerated Cargo Damages, Security Seal/Checks/Counts, Bulk Cargo Damages, Vehicle Inspections, Pre-load condition surveys, Cargo Transfers, Outturn surveys, Hatch/discharge surveys

INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT SURVEYS: (Dry Equipment and/or Refrigeration Units)
On-hires, Off-hires, Mobile Crane damage Inspections, In-service Inspections, Accident Investigation

Loading & Discharge Surveys, Ro/Ro Loading & Discharge Surveys, Barge Inspection, Vessel On & Off Hires, Bunker surveys, Hatch Surveys

Pre-purchase, Condition & Fair Market Value Surveys, Damage Appraisals, Salvage Sales, Damage and Loss Investigations, Insurance surveys, Engine Failures, Gear Box Failures, Fire Loss – Cause & Origin, Electrical / Lightning Strikes, Sinking Investigations, Appraisals

BS Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1985
Qualified Individual Training Program, OPA-90, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
40 Hour Oil Spill Control Course, Texas A & M University
Confined Space Entry Course
Combined Arms and Services Staff School
Transportation Officer Advanced Course – Commandant’s List
Transportation Officer Basic Course- – Commandant’s List
Strategic Mobility Planning Course
Hazardous Material Packing Course – Honor Graduate
Fire Fighting School – Marad

A.I.M.U., Member – Yacht & Small Craft SURVEYOR

1998 – Present
Spacher Surveying, Inc. d/b/a Alpha Marine Surveyors, Georgia, N. Florida, South Carolina
Marine Engineer/Surveyor
Perform various types of marine surveys and investigations into cargo and vessels for owners, insurance underwriters, receivers and P&I Clubs, Hull& Machinery underwriters
Perform survey and inspections involving all areas of maritime trade and mode or transportation
Inspect damage and cargo including disposition, damage, and estimates of repairs
Determine condition of vessels, yachts and pleasure craft.

1994 - 1998
Maritime Bureau, Inc., Savannah, Georgia
Marine Engineer/Surveyor
Performed marine surveys and investigations
Handled cargo and inspected materials checking for damage
Performed cargo surveys including load, pre-load cargo condition, stowage, lashing, hatch and discharge and damage surveys
Responded to environmental control and safety issues, personal injury and HAZMAT responses

1992 - 1994
U.S. Army, Garrison Headquarters, Hunter Army Airfield
Principle Operating Manager
Led over 160 personnel with over 26 different specialties
Managed equipment valued at over $300,000
Developed, guided, trained, and monitored health and welfare of the unit involved in serving 13 separate installation support activities
Garrison Environmental Control Officer involving environment and spill clean-up on Hunter Army Airfield
Interfaced with media as a public relations point of contact

1991 - 1992
U.S. Army Director of Operations, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
Principle Operating Manager
Planned, executed and supervised all deploying/redeploying operations by air in support of 75th Ranger Regiment and 24th Infantry Division
Coordinated movement of all of Battalion's transportation
Advised and implemented arrival procedures for reassigned personnel and families

1990 - 1991
Principle Operating Manager, US Army Transportation Company
Principle Operating Manager
Led 175 personnel and managed equipment valued in excess of $1 million
Coordinated support and logistics requirements involved in receiving returning units from Desert Shield/Storm