Jeff Huntley – CEO
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in marine manufacturing. He has been with T-H Marine for the past 20 years. He has been very involved in the industry, serving on boards of the NMMA and the Marine Accessory Manufacturing Division. He was awarded the Robert Hammond Industry Leadership Award in 2002.
Jeff has led the growth of T-H Marine from a small manufacturer to one of the largest accessory suppliers in the industry. He has led T-H Marine's acquisitions of multiple additional companies.
Before Jeff did a leveraged buyout of T-H Marine in 1994, he worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company, a worldwide leader in management consulting. While at Bain, he worked with companies like Anheuser Busch, Continental Airlines, and Lockheed Martin to successfully execute various large scale business changes.
Before Bain, Jeff earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Prior to attending Harvard, Jeff worked in sales and marketing for AT&T. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, where he was valedictorian of the school of electrical engineering.
Jeff grew up in Athens, Alabama and attended Athens High School. He has been married for 27 years to his high school sweetheart Kristal and they have three sons, age 26, 21, and 16. He loves to boat and fish, both freshwater and saltwater, as well as hunting duck, deer, and quail. He will kick back on the beach anytime he can. He is a volunteer football coach for 2012 and 2013 3A state champions Madison Academy. He has coached football, baseball, and wrestling for 20 years. His favorite sport is football and he is a huge Auburn football fan.
Bill Huntley - VP Product Development / Chairman Emeritus
Bill has over 50 years of experience in manufacturing in the marine and sporting goods industry. He was formerly one of the owners and founders of T-H Marine. Bill was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2013.
At the very energetic age of 81, he remains active in the boating business he loves and continues to fish almost weekly. His current focus with the company is developing new product ideas to bring to market. He holds multiple patents for innovations he has invented for boats since the 1970's.
His love for fishing and boating began in early childhood fishing the streams and lakes in of southern Tennessee and northern Alabama with his father. BASSMASTER magazine has touted him as one of the top three anglers in the world for smallmouth bass.
In the early 60's he started a lure manufacturing business named Bumble Bee Baits that made tremendous innovation in and sold the leading spinner baits through the 70's and early 80's. In 1975, he founded T-H Marine with some friends, with the only product they had at the time, a power trim switch control handle, or "trim handle". The T-H Marine name came from that first "T"rim "H"andle product.
Other early innovations Bill brought to recreational boats were the Hot Foot in 1977 (the first commercially available boat foot throttle), the first foot operated trolling motor switch, the Hi-Jacker jack plate (one of the first commercially available outboard jack plates), and several breakthrough products for live well aeration and plumbing. He was truly one of the major contributors to development of the modern bass boat.
Bill has been happily married to his wife Pat for 58 years. They have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His main hobby is, of course, fishing!
Jeffery Huntley, Jr. - President of T-H Marine HQ
Jeffery joined T-H Marine full time at the beginning of 2011 after working for T-H Marine for the previous nine years during summers, as well as remotely during college. He is the third generation of the Huntley family to be involved in T-H Marine. Needless to say, Jeffery has been involved with fishing and boating since he could walk.
Jeffery holds two bachelor’s degrees from Auburn University. His focus is managing all day-to-day internal operations for T-H Marine as well as overseeing marketing strategies. Jeffery married in May of 2013. He and his wife Marie have a one year old son, Jeffery III. His hobbies include fishing, duck hunting, and fantasy football.