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Credentials for Mark P. Wilson

Mark is a Full time Marine surveyor and a 20+ year veteran USCG Merchant Mariner with a capacity rating of Master, 100-ton, 200 mile near coastal, seaman and assistance towing endorsement.  Mark has delivered vessels from the Great Lakes to the Bahamas. Marks experiences are complimented by 30+ years of working in parallel on Dept of Defense (DoD) programs culminating as Sr. Director of Engineering across multiple divisions with expertise in Mechanical Design, Materials, Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Systems and Process engineering while earning mechanical design patents, manufacturing awards and developing strong leadership skills.

United States Coast Guard (USCG Captain License) Merchant Mariner: (Doc No: USA000510524)

  • 2019 USCG Merchant Mariner, 100t Master, 5th Issue, 200 Mile Near Coastal, Seaman, Assistance Towing

  • 2014 USCG Merchant Mariner, 100t Master, 4th Issue, 200 Mile Near Coastal, Seaman, Assistance Towing

  • 2009 USCG Merchant Mariner, 100t Master, 3rd Issue, 200 Mile Near Coastal, Seaman, Assistance Towing

  • 2004 USCG Merchant Mariner, 100t Master, 2nd Issue, 200 Mile Near Coastal, Seaman, Assistance Towing

  • 1999 USCG Merchant Mariner, OUPV, 1st Issue, Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels

Florida Marine Intelligence Unit (FMIU)

  • 2021 NLE Member

International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI)

  • 2021 NLE Member #4474

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS):

  • 2023 SAMS AMS #1414

  • 2019 SAMS-SA 

Graduate Chapmans School of Seamanship

  • 2019 Yacht and Small Craft Survey

  • 2019 Damage Claim and Investigations

  • 2019 Class Valedictorian, Alpha Beta Kappa, National Honor Society

US Dept of Defense (DoD):

  • 2007-2018 DoD Secret Security Clearance

Graduate of Sea School:

  • 2002 Master License Upgrade Certification

  • 2002 Commercial Towing Certification

  • 1999 OUPV Captains Certification

Professional Association of Divers Instructors (PADI): Cert #86169281

  • 1986 International Open Water Diver Certification (Jun 06, 1986)



2018 – Present                                                           Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. President / Surveyor            

  • Full time Marine Surveyor, Yacht Captain for hire, Vessel Arrest and Damage Claim Investigator.

2005-2018:                                                                 DRS Technologies, Engineering Director FL, AL, TX, CA

  • Sr. Director of Engineering for Product Design, Operations, Process Control and Failure Analysis Lab 

1999-2008:                                                                 Phantom Fishing Charters, Inc. President / Captain

  • Owner/operator of an Offshore Charter business based out of Cape Marina, Port Canaveral FL.

  • Captain for hire for vessel deliveries or excursions on private vessels.

  • Long range yacht deliveries included transfers from the Great Lakes (Michigan) to Florida via Mississippi River, Tombigbee Waterway and Gulf of Mexico navigating 27 Army Corps waterway lock systems. 

  • Local yacht deliveries included transfers to Bahamas, vessel purchases and hurricane evacuations.

  • Vessel Arrest: Worked with US Marshals serving as a court appointed Substitute Custodian Captain to secure and care for yachts under Federal court jurisdiction.  Primary responsibilities included vessel seizures and deliveries, care and maintenance for yachts over an extended period of time.

1989-2010:                                                                 Design Patents, Manufacturing & International Awards:

  • 2010: 67th International Magnesium Association (IMA) recipient of Magnesium Die Cast Award of Excellence 

  • 2010: NADCA Recipient of International competition Die Cast of the Year award for magnesium under 0.5 lb

  • 2010: NADCA Recipient of International competition Die Cast of the Year award for aluminum under 1.0 lb

  • 2008: DRS Tactical Systems recipient of Management Excellence Award

  • 2004: Lockheed Martin Special Recognition Award for delivery of C-5 Aircraft ERP
    2001: Patent No. 6,242,691 for Ruggedized Electronic Packaging and Method of, Assignee Lockheed Martin

  • 1998: Lockheed Martin Special Recognition Award for delivery of F18 E/O TPS program

  • 1992: Pratt & Whitney Special Recognition Award for YF-22 F119-PW-100 gas turbine engine and STOL nozzle

  • 1989: Pratt & Whitney Special Recognition Award for delivery of F100-PW-229 IPE gas turbine engine

1983-2005:                                                                 CAD Concepts, Inc. President / Mechanical Engineer

  • Contract Design Engineer assigned to Lockheed Martin, L3Harris, Northrup Grumman, FLIR Systems, Litton Laser, Westinghouse, Pratt & Whitney, General Dynamics, General Electric and Brunswick Corp.



American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)

  • 2019 Membership

  • CEU of marine maintenance and technical standards

Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC)

  • 2017, 2012  FWC Aquatic Educational Species Certification

Global Knowledge Institute

  • 2015 System Network Certification (CCNA)                                                 

Imagint RAND Co.

  • 2013 FEA Simulation and Failure Analysis Certification

Technical Consultants, Inc

  • 2009, 1993 ASME Geometric Tolerance & Analysis Certification

Thermal News Corporation

  • 2009 Thermal & Battery Management Seminar

Association of Configuration and Data Management (ACDA)

  • 2009 Configuration Management of (Part Number) Change Certification

Carnegie Melon SEI

  • 2008 Introduction to CMMi Certification

University of Florida

  • 2008 Program Management Institute (PMI / PMP) Certification

  • 2008 Managing Project Risks & Costs Certification

  • 2008 Strategic Project Management Certification

  • 2008 Managing Project Teams Certification

Transformation Technologies

  • 2007 Six Sigma Green Belt Certification                                                

Development Dimensions International

  • Behavioral Interviewing Certification

Henry Ott Consultants

  • 2006 Electromagnetic (EMI) Compatibility Seminar                                    

SPIE Symposium

  • 1996 Introduction to Laser Radar Certification

  • 1995 Infrared System Design Certification

  • 1994 Electro Optics Materials Certification

LinkedIn Professional Profile:


  • Military Embedded Systems Magazine (Cover Sept 2012)- Rugged Handhelds for the Battle Field

  • Florida Sportsman Magazine- (68) Technical product reviews (2) DIY seminars (1) Tropical destination

  • Onshore-Offshore Magazine- (2) Featured articles

  • Coastal Angler Magazine- (2) Featured articles and featured in multiple advertisements

  • FSFA Club- Newsletter Contributor, frequent guest speaker, awarded Lifetime Grand Master in 2013

  • Fl Sportsman Magazine: Online Forum Administrator, Contributor and Moderator under user name Docked Wages

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