Victor launched his rowing career in Connecticut as a Greenwich High School freshman, going on to study mechanical engineering and captain the rowing team at Bucknell University. After graduating, he spent five years as an engineer while coaching at the Greenwich Water Club in the evenings. Victor has been with Vespoli for three years, developing new hulls and designing innovative new components and rigging. He can be found fishing, biking, working on cars, and traveling with his girlfriend Elizabeth in his free time.
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.