His career legacy will be marked by his longtime contribution with ZF Marine. AJ, an icon of the marine industry, would be instrumental in leading the transmission manufacturer to a period of unprecedented growth and market share gains both in the United States and worldwide. A true sales professional, his contributions from the market and new product development side helped ZF Marine grow into the global leader that they are today. His charismatic personality, persistence, and relentless pursuit to do right by the customer catapulted ZF to a leadership position in the pleasurecraft market and a strong positions in both the commercial and passenger vessel markets. AJ loved the marine industry and fiercely battled his illness as he continued to communicate with customers even during difficult times.