AMP Management

Peter Lignos – Managing Member

Peter Lignos leads the business development, advanced planning, and administration of the Company. In this capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of building and managing the corporate policy regarding estimating, personnel and project management, quality, safety, and delivering financial results for the Company. He has worked nationally in industrial, bridge, and maritime preservation projects as a project manager and then as an operations manager. He is a degreed engineer and maintains several certifications from SSPC, NACE, and the Project Management Institute. Peter is a founding member of Advanced Marine Preservation and serves as the General Manager.

Past projects include several bridge projects across New York and New England, pipeline and tanks across the West Coast, and Naval and Coast Guard maintenance availabilities from bilges to ballast tanks to topside preservation on both the East and West Coasts.

Eric Pescinski – Vice President of Operations

The duties and responsibilities of Eric Pescinski while serving as VP Operations for Advanced Marine Preservation include operating in a relationship management capacity, project plan and project manage as assigned and required by the work load.  Mr. Pescinski also works to identify and mitigate project, program and company risks and works independently to expand company presence in the Mayport, Florida area.  Additionally, he is responsible for preplanning projects and preparing operating budgets to accomplish revenue and profitability goals.  He also supports all Project Managers, Quality Assurance team and maintains a company presence with the local Florida Ship Repair Association and DC-51 Labor Union.  His assistance to the company Safety Manager is invaluable in implementing and enforcing corporate safety policy and programs. 

Eric Pescinski began his career in 1995 working summers as a laborer for Tri-State Painting.  He joined the company full time in 1998 as an apprentice painter and attained journeyman status in 2000.  He was promoted to Project Manager in 2002 and became Vice President of TSI in 2006.  He has extensive knowledge in scheduling, monitor and controlling job costs, safety, project coordination, administrative processes, crisis management and implementing corrective actions.  In 2013 he became a partner owner for Advanced Marine Preservation, LLC and currently serves in the capacity of General Manager.

He has been certified by the Society for Protective Coatings as a C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person for Deleading of Industrial Structures and a C-7 Dry Abrasive Blaster.  His training includes: Safety, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repairs S-200 Husky and A-3000 Jetlance Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting Equipment, Level I Coatings Inspector, Aerial Lifts, Scaffold Safety, Basic Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Suspended Access & Rigging, Telehandler Operator Safety, First Aid / CPR and PCB Awareness.

Mr. Pescinski has worked on numerous projects including, the Gold Star Memorial Bridge in Groton, CT; NY State Thruway Over Seneca River in Montezuma, NY; Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Facility in Boston, MA, the USS Nimitz in Bremerton, WA, the USS Truman in Norfolk, VA and is currently managing a preservation contract with BAE on the USS Iwo Jima in Mayport, FL.

Kenneth Cockrell – Quality Assurance Manager

 Kenny Cockrell is responsible for the development and implementation of Advance Marine Preservation’s Quality Assurance program.  He provide assurance to both management and customer personnel all contractual quality requirements are being met, assists daily to resolve questions / issue identified by Government and customer QA management and assures effective implementation and adherence to QA policies and procedures required to meet company and customer quality objectives.  Mr. Cockrell performs in a professional position requiring in-depth knowledge of NAVSEA Standard Items, ISO 9001 International Quality Standards and SSPC Quality Standards.

After graduating High School in 1997, Kenny Cockrell joined the United States Navy where he served three years.  Upon exiting the Navy, Mr. Cockrell began his career at UHP Projects as a laborer.  Between 2001 and 2011, he was quickly promoted and held numerous positions including UHP Mechanic, Supervisor, QA Inspector, QA Supervisor, Project Manager and Production Manager.  He has extensive knowledge and experience in areas including estimating, logistics, purchasing, safety, training, painting and scheduling.  Mr. Cockrell continued his career with General Dynamics from 2011-2013 as a Lead QA Supervisor and joined Advanced Marine Preservation in January of 2013.

Larry Frazier – Safety Manager

 Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio Larry joined the navy upon graduation from high school.  Larry retired from the U.S. Navy in 2001, having served 32 years on various platforms and shore establishments.

Larry joined Advance Marine Preservation in July 2015.  Prior to being employed by AMP, he had 15 years’ experience in the maritime industry in the Safety Field.  Larry is qualified as a 10 Hour OSHA (Maritime) instructor and Shipboard Competent Person (CP). 

Ethan Holmes – Virginia Area Manager

 The duties and responsibilities of Ethan Holmes while serving as Virginia Area Manager for Advanced Marine Preservation include operating in a relationship management capacity, project plan and project manage as assigned and required by the work load.  Mr. Holmes also works to identify and mitigate project, program and company risks and works independently to expand company presence in the Hampton Roads area.  Additionally, he is responsible for preplanning projects and preparing operating budgets to accomplish revenue and profitability goals.  He also supports all Project Managers, Quality Assurance team and maintains a company presences with the local Virginia Ship Repair Association and DC-51 Labor Union.  His assistance to the company Safety Manager is invaluable in implementing and enforcing corporate safety policy and programs.  Additionally, Mr. Holmes is responsible for all temporary labor management and manning and assists in estimating and scheduling functions.

Mr. Holmes is a graduate of Plymouth State College where he majored in Business Management and minored in Economics.  He began working for Tri-State Painting during the summer months while in college as a laborer.  Once he graduated, he began full time employment with Tri-State and quickly learned all facets of the blasting and preservation business.  In 2005, Mr. Holmes began overseeing projects with the company and continued to gain experience in areas such as Estimating, Scheduling, Payroll, Safety and Purchasing.  His work experience includes blasting and painting on draw bridges, lift bridges, truss bridges, overpasses, science labs as well as the United States Capital Building.  Mr. Holmes was instrumental in the startup of Advanced Marine Preservation and began as Area Manager for Virginia in January of 2013.  Since that time he has managed various jobs off barges, rapid deployment, night work and critical shut downs.  He has accomplished preservation and blasting availabilities on the USS Nitze, USS Iwo Jima, USS Truman, USS Bataan, USS Bulkeley, USS Kearsarge, USS George W. Bush, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS Carter Hall.  These availabilities have included work on catwalks, elevators tanks, bilges, recesses, intakes, uptakes, plenums, voids, underwater hull and freeboard.

John Poston – Florida Health and Safety Manager

 John Poston is responsible for the overall management of the safety department for Advanced Marine Preservation’s Florida operations. His duties include inspecting industrial premises for process and procedure adherence and good overall safety practices, investigate and process all required documentation for accidents and safety violations, ensure workers are provided with all required personal protective equipment, develop health and safety work programs and strategies, conduct safety trainings and provide specialty advice and information on health and safety to employees and subcontractors.

Mr. Poston is a graduate of Saint Leo University.  He has served in many areas of management including retail store management and government contracting.  His environmental, safety and health experience began in 2011 for South Bay Sand Blasting and Tank Cleaning.  As the EHS Manager, Mr. Poston was responsible for the safety of all personnel on contracted job sites.  He performed all training and certifications of personnel to NAVSEA standards, daily inspection of job sites and liaison to Government representatives.  Mr. Poston was instrumental in the development and implementation of a corporate environmental protocol and Job Safety Analysis documentation.  He has over ten years experience in providing underground and infrastructure support and he has worked with customers including North Florida Shipyard, BAE Systems, SERMC and NAVSEA and has assisted in preservation efforts onboard the USS Roosevelt, USS Philippine Sea and the USS The Sullivans. 

John Raffaelly – Project Manager

 John Raffaelly is responsible for working collaboratively with all customers, vendors and Navy representatives at all area shipyards.  His duties include applying knowledge of specifications, baseline scope and Navy standards to define and quantify work scope, working with vendors and purchasing for best pricing and delivery of materials and subcontractors in the field, accomplishing vessel inspections and assisting in the preparation of estimates and mitigating risk exposure in regards to Advanced Marine Preservation safety policy.  Additionally, Mr. Raffaelly assists in the recruitment and development of employee retention and the implementation of company policies, procedures and programs.

He is a graduate of Huot Technical Center where he studied automotive and diesel mechanics.  In 2013 he became a Project Manager for Advanced Marine Preservation He has accomplished preservation and blasting availabilities on the USS Nitze, USS Iwo Jima, USS Truman, USS Bataan, USS Bulkeley, USS Kearsarge, USS George W. Bush, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS Carter Hall.  These availabilities have included work on catwalks, elevators tanks, bilges, recesses, intakes, uptakes, plenums, voids, underwater hull and freeboard.  He is a certified C7 blaster and is certified in JLG operation, forklift operation, fall protection, CPR / First Aid, OSHA-10 and OSHA-30, C3 and C5 Competent Person