Our Marine Staff

Tom D’Amico – Sales
Owner and yearly certified technician since 1986, parts, service support

Tom has a long history in the marine field.  His father, Dominic D’Amico, owned and operated Aero Marine in Three Lakes, WI, a successful marine and snowmobile dealership during his childhood.  Tom would stay in the marine field and train to be a certified technician. His career included working for Duchow’s in Pewaukee, Riechert’s Performance Center in WI, Lakeside Marina in Oshkosh and Shoreline in Green Lake, WI. During this time he also ran a mobile marine service. In 1997, his dream of owning his own business came true and Mid-State Marine, Inc. was formed. Since Tom grew up in the beautiful Wisconsin north woods, today he is an avid bow hunter and outdoorsman.


Julie A. Ruedinger – Marketing/Customer Service

Julie joined Mid-State Marine, Inc. in 1999 after meeting Tom and starting marketing and developing the business. Growing up in a family owned independent automobile repair shop, Julie has a strong background in mechanics and parts knowledge. Apply that to the marine industry and it becomes a natural fit to market the business, parts support, and customer service. Julie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, woodworking and her pets.





Bret Christensen – Certified Lead Technician -formerly from Taylor Lake Marine in Waupaca, WI. Brett has 30 years of marine experience  Bret is a certified Mercury Marine technician, attending yearly update classes. That knowledge lets our customers know that he is capable of repairing the newest model outboards we sell, as well as older product. Bret enjoys family and friends, hunting, fishing and teaches gun safety classes.




John Zychowicz – Lead Rigger/Certified Technician

John has been in the marine industry for over 20 years. Well versed in electronics, GPS systems, trolling motors, John is the perfect rigger for your new boat. Attention to detail is his priority, rigging every boat as if it were his own. Fit and finish on the final product is a must for John. John is an avid bow hunter and fisherman.