Customer Service Team

Pablo Soto

Customer Service/Outboard Specialist Se Habla Español

Pablo comes to us by way of the Island of Puerto Rico, an employee since 2006, Pablo has been in sales for most of his life, and managed a major propeller shop on the island. His hobbies include fishing, fishing, and boating….so that he can get to where the fish are. He has been married to Vanessa for ten years, and has two children, Andrea and Pablo. He has been instrumental in our overseas sales, and is our “go to” guy for Outboard and Sterndrive applications.

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Robby Hackett

Customer Service Pro

An employee since 1999, Robby started in our machine shop, moving up to CNC Operator and now resides in our sales department. Along with his many responsibilities in the office, Robby is also our fill in route driver, so he gets to meet and greet with many of you. Robby has been a competitive Sprint Car driver for the last 15 years, and spends many of his non working hours four-wheeling through the trails of Ocala. Robby is single and McLovin’ it!!

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Rob Talitsch

Fabrication Manager

A welder by trade since 1982, Rob has done everything from Medical equipment fabrication to Defense contractor and aircraft ground support work. Our Fabrication manager since 2005, Rob has overseen many changes in our Fabrication department in the ways of new computer software and automated equipment upgrades. In his spare time he rides Harleys with his crew, likes to fish, and to just be outdoors, one with the trees.

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Joel Kmetz

Sales Manager

Joel has been our Sales Manager since his hire in July of 91’. Joel is a jack of all trades, and a master of most of them. His prior experiences include eight and a half years in the military, and stints with Innovation Marine and Donzi Boats. Married to Donna for 28 years, they have one son, Ryan. An avid skydiver and member of a skydiving team, Joel has performed in many competitions across the USA. Always on the edge, Joel is currently learning how to fly Helicopters.

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Paul Fox


Kite Boarder and Island traveler, Paul has been with General Propeller since 1988. He has been credited with moving General Propeller out of the stone ages and into the millennium. Paul has been in the boating industry for years prior to his employ with GPC, serving time for Wellcraft and Donzi. Paul kites with his son, Alex (, and spends his leisure time with Sandy, his wife of 29 years. Paul lives by the motto…”If the winds blowing, I’m going!!”

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Larry Thompson

Retired 8/31/15 - Thank you for your many years of faithful service. You will be missed!

Larry has been with General Propeller Company since 1974, prior to that he spent four years in the Navy and a year as a mechanic with Mercury Marine. He loves fishing, NASCAR, and food. A definite “foodie”, Larry appreciates a good meal. He has been married to Linda for the last 39 years, and has one son David. Give Larry a call, he will tell you what’s for lunch, give you the heads up on who’s leading the points race in NASCAR, and get your propellers turning the proper RPM’s.

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