Andy Killion

Andrew H. Killion

Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 901-7339



JAN 2015-Present: Andy Killion, Accredited Marine Surveyor

  • Condition and Value, Pre-purchase, Damage Claim, Vessel Construction and Yard Management reporting

OCT 2013-FEB 2015: Program Manager, Assistant Facility Security Officer, MAR, Incorporated

  • Managed the daily operation and management of a multimillion dollar US Navy Vessel O&M contract
  • Worked directly with engineering staff and ABS personnel to draft and present a 150 page Shipyard Specification to multiple bidders for a multi stage highly technical installation. Analyzed and negotiated all bids prior to selecting vendor

JUL 2005-JUN 2013: Owner, Anchors Way Marine Centers, a Boatyard Management Company

  • Managed a crew of 20 operating on two separate marine repair facilities in Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors, California
  • During my ownership of Anchors Way Marine Centers I supervised and managed many vessel projects including: repowers, re-keelings, mast unsteps and steps, blister repairs, rudder constructions, strut replacements, topside damage repairs, below waterline damage repairs, electrical harness replacements, battery replacements, window and hatch replacements, LP painting, gelcoat repairs, complete vessel re-gelcoating, vessel re-constructions, fuel, water and waste tank replacements, thruhull installations, bow and stern thruster installations, cutlass bearing installations, vessel commissioning, vessel salvage, steering system repairs and replacements, marine navigation electronics installations, vessel ground tackle installations, anchor handling installations and all aspects of vessel plumbing repairs and installations
  • Interacted with Marine Surveyors and Insurance Companies for routine repairs as well as major
    damage claims

    OCT 1992-JUN 2005:  Associate VP and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, Ventura County
  • Retail Stockbroker

    JUN 1991-OCT 1992: Licensed Deck Officer US Merchant Marines

  • Oil Tanker Operations-American Heavy Lift Shipping
  • Oil Spill Response Supervisor Crowley Maritime, Port of Valdez Alaska
  • Equipment Operator-operations of skimmer craft and equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance-maintained large fleet of skimmer craft and gear
  • HAZWOPR Training-operations on Alyeska Terminal


  • B.S. Business Administration, California Maritime Academy
  • A.S. Marine Technology, Santa Barbara City College-Mixed Gas Diving, ROV Ops and U/W
  • 3rd Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels Of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
  • Accredited Marine Surveyor – Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors


  • MS Suite, Excellent with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project
  • Communications, Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Created “Sailathon” charity event, raised over $250K for VC Caregivers in the last 15 years
  • Walked Northern Route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, 450 miles in 27 days with my son
  • Authored How to Fail in Business, While Trying Really Hard ISBN 978-0578090962
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