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.

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Our Team

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 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 the PYI Purchasing Manager.

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 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.

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 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 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 kids.

DJ Schauman


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

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 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.

Jenny 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.

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.

Brandon Chhann


Brandon has been working for PYI in the Seaview department since 2017. He was born and raised in the Pacific northwest. When Brandon is not working at PYI he enjoys playing sports and outdoor activities.

Ben Woody


Ben started working in the warehouse and has recently moved into the Sales and Customer Service department. When not at PYI, Ben likes to go on hikes, travel the world, play with his dog, cook amazing meals, and motorcycle everywhere.

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



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.