American Maritime Modernization Association

Established in 2002, the non-profit American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA) promotes the accomplishment of cost-effective, professional, and high quality shipboard maintenance and  modernization through the use of best value commercial sources. We advocate that: facilitated shipyards benefit from specialized maritime services companies in both the advancement of work quality and efficiency. AMMA’s principal goal is to maximize cooperation and communication between US Forces Afloat, USN’s shipboard professionals and maritime modernization industry experts. Thereby we are collectively promoting the timely operational and economic benefits of technological advances in naval systems.  Read more...

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AMMA Annual Member Meeting Report

AMMAheld its Annual Member Meeting on May 10, 2017. Over 160 members attended the event and it was our most social and interactive annual meeting to date. AMMA Chairman, Joe Yurso and President, Carl Spraberry thanked Past President, Ron Verostek for his service.  Congressman Rob Wittman, Chairman of the House Armed Services Sub-Committee on Seapower and Projection Forces gave the Keynote address. For more information on sponsoring a future social event or joining AMMA please contact either Cindy Walnetski  at or Cheryl Sawyer at

AMMA Elects 2017 Board of Directors

AMMA welcomes new Board Members: Karen Bruer, Amee Bay LLC; Cheryl Sawyer, Surge Force; Don Zimbro, VT-Group. We are fortunate to have such a large pool of talented members who are willing to support the AMMA mission. Thank you to the following members for serving an additional term: Chairman, Joe Yurso; President, Carl Spraberry; Vice President and Trade Show Chair, Bob Blenner; Secretary, Cheryl Sawyer; Treasurer, Nick Clark;  Membership Chair, Cindy Walnetski; Past President, Ron Verostek; Directors Mike Crabbs, Bill Wren.

Thank you to Sondra Mayfield of ADVEX for her years of service and term as the Board of Directors Secretary, and also to Tom Ternes of GDIT for his continued support to the AMMA Board and the fiber optics project.

Marmon-Kitco Press Release :

Marmon AD KITCO Communication 3-3-17






Joseph Yurso, Chairman of the Board of Directors      (757) 490-5036

Carl Spraberry, President      (757) 416-7406

Bob Blenner, Vice President (757) 284-9190

Cheryl Sawyer, Secretary (757) 615-6855

Cindy Walnetski, Membership Chairman




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