It all started with the Ocean Avenger, a simple single spindle CNC drill line that changed the profitability of hundreds of fabricators around the world. Since then Ocean has collaborated with its partners to produce some of the most successful products in all of steel fabrication.

Ocean Machinery’s staff has been servicing the Structural Steel Fabrication industry for well over 40 years and has built up an enviable reputation of quality service and outstanding customer care. We pride ourselves in our quick response time, and our philosophy of always thinking of our customer needs first creates loyal, happy customers.

Ocean Machinery, based in Fort Lauderdale, is your premier one-stop-shop for steel fabricating machinery. Ocean Machinery represents an extensive range of premium steel fabricating machinery and distributes throughout the world.

Ocean Machinery also produces the world-famous Ocean line of fabrication machinery with includes the most popular CNC beam drill line ever produced:- the Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line made exclusively for Ocean by Peddinghaus, and sold through Ocean’s extensive worldwide dealer network. The entire range of Ocean branded fabrications solutions can be found here.

Ocean Machinery is known throughout the industry for its legendary customer service and technical support, something which sets Ocean apart from the competition.


Danny Steyn - President

Danny Steyn – President

As the President of Ocean Machinery, Danny Steyn handles the sales and marketing for Ocean’s extensive dealer network worldwide. Danny is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the University of Natal in Durban South Africa, with over 30 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in a wide range of industries

Damon Chandler - COO

Damon Chandler – COO

Damon Chandler, a fellow Mechanical Engineering graduate, also from the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban South Africa, holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. Damon worked as a race engineer for 20 years at the highest levels of motorsport, in both Formula 1 and Indy Cars. And for the past 20 years, Damon has driven innovation and change at the diesel giant, Cummins.

Darryl Thornhill - Ocean Product Sales Manager

Darryl Thornhill – Ocean Product Sales Manager

Our Sales Manager, Darryl Thornhill has a Marketing Degree from Virginia Tech with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Radford University. Darryl is responsible for the North American Ocean Dealer Network selling the Ocean product line.

Karen Castorina - Administration Manager

Karen Castorina – Administration Manager

Karen Castorina is our Director of First Impressions and is the wonderful helpful voice you hear when you call our offices. Karen handles all our Office management and assists in Internal Sales. Karen’s knowledge of all things related to structural steel fabricating machinery and beam drill lines is amazing. Karen is the glue that holds the company together.

Jeremy Novitsky - Ocean Product Sales

Jeremy Novitsky – Ocean Product Sales

Hailing from Alabama, Jeremy Novitski, is an Auburn University Business Management graduate. His experience in both the CNC machine tool and customer service industries provides a unique perspective. Jeremy works closely with Darryl and our North American dealer network selling the Ocean product line of Steel Fabricating Machinery.

Bradley Clapp - Ocean Product Sales

Bradley Clapp – Ocean Product Sales

In 2004 Bradley Clapp was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After playing baseball for 5 years, Bradley moved on to a successful sales career and now represents the Ocean product line west of the Mississippi including Western Canada. Bradley is responsible for Ocean’s North American Dealer network in his territory, but also works closely with Darryl Thornhill who handles the eastern half of North America.

Carlos Israel Torres - Latin America Regional Manager

Carlos Israel Torres – Latin America Regional Manager

Carlos Israel Torres, is our Latin America Regional Manager. Through his local dealer network, he sells the Ocean product range in Mexico, Central and South America, plus the Caribbean. A valued member of our team, Carlos brings over 20 years of sales and consulting experience in the structural steel fabrication industry from Latin America, the US and European markets.

Lis Garcia - Administration

Lis Garcia – Administration

Lis Garcia, our Sales Administrator possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. She has over ten years of experience in the administrative field with a specialization in the financial sector. Lis is currently responsible for the Administration of our Ocean Product sales.

John Watrin - Inside Sales

John Watrin – Inside Sales

John Watrin brings 12 years of hands-on machinery experience to our Inside Sales team, as well as 10 years of service in the US Navy. John is responsible for inside sales of machinery, parts, and consumables to our worldwide customer base.

Folker Krebbs - Regional Sales South Florida

Folker Krebbs – Regional Sales South Florida

Folker Krebs handles our South Florida machinery sales, he is fluent in English Spanish, and German. His experience in the steel fabricating industry as well as the machinery industry, from manufacturing, sales, service, and support, makes him very knowledgeable in the variety of machines he sells.

Greg Henry - Marketing

Greg Henry – Marketing

Greg Henry, brings 30 years of marketing experience to the Ocean Team. His previous experience includes marketing & brand development for the specialty retail channel where he helped successfully launch numerous nationally recognized brands.
Carlos Perez-Field Service Tech

Carlos Perez – Service Tech

Carlos Perez, Service Field Technician in charge of maintenance and repairs. Graduated as an electrical engineer from the Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela. With a curious and open mind, always ready to help customers with their machines and fix problems that may arise.

Kevin Castro - Inside Export Sales

Kevin Castro – Inside Export Sales

Kevin Castro, is Ocean’s inside sales and export specialist, he is fluent in English and Spanish. Prior to Ocean, Kevin served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps as a ground electronics technician.



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