SR. Manufacturing ENGINEER
Pete's boat building career began in the 1970s at Carbocraft in the U.K. Carbocraft was the first company to make racing shells with aerospace materials, bringing revolutionary carbon fiber technology to the world of rowing. Pete transitioned to Vespoli in 1981 and is now the company's Senior Manufacturing Engineer, overseeing repairs and boat production and designing prototypes. He loves seeing an idea through from start to finish and finding those small improvements and alterations that make all the difference on the water.
Matt LeBlanc is Vespoli's Repair Manager, overseeing all aspects of repair and refurbishment. His rowing career spanned from high school crew to rowing and coaching for Grand Valley State University, and he served as boatman at the University of Michigan for 14 years before opening his own repair shop. Matt also founded Michigan's Bomber Rowing Club in 2012. His expertise lends to quick repairs, easy transport, and streamlined administration.
Northeast Account Manager
Kyle joined the Vespoli team in 2016 as the company's Northeast rep. His rowing career started in 2004 at Northeastern University, transitioning to coaching in 2008 with Gentle Giant Rowing Club, Fort Lauderdale's Pine Crest School, and the Florida Rowing Center. A New Englander at heart, Kyle is thrilled to re-emerge in the community where he took his first strokes and coached his first crews. Outside of rowing, Kyle is an avid cyclist and runner and an occasional hockey player. Kyle resides in Dedham, Massachusetts with his wife and newborn daughter.