Customer Service Team


Pablo Soto

Customer Service-Se Habla Español

After managing a major propeller shop in Puerto Rico for 5 years, Pablo relocated to join General Propeller in 2006. With almost 20 years in the propeller industry Pablo brings an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. He is an inboard/custom sizing specialist that has been instrumental in our overseas sales. When Pablo is not troubleshooting ways to make your boat run more efficiently, he is spending time with his family, out fishing, working on cars, or reusing all of our old coffee grounds to fertilize his garden.

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Jimmy Briesacher

Customer Service

Jimmy has been with General Propeller since 2014, and is quickly becoming one of our outboard propeller specialists. Not only will you find Jimmy answering your outboard questions over the phone or in the shop, but he can also assist you with shafting, bearings, shaft seals, Sacrificial anodes, or questions regarding any other marine hardware we sell. When not taking care of all of your propulsion needs, Jimmy enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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Shannon Gowesky

Customer Service

One of the newest additions to the team and a Bradenton local, Shannon, has been with General Propeller since 2017. She is our Web Sales specialist who can be found greeting our customers at the front counter when they visit the shop. Whether you place an online order, or stop by to pick up, she will quickly find what you need and get you back on the water . When not at the office Shannon enjoys listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.

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Travis Propst

Sales Manager

Travis is a boating enthusiast that has spent his entire life on the water. The majority of his professional career has been in the Ski Boat industry where he was last a General Manager for a Malibu and Axis tow boat dealership. Travis joined General Propeller as the Sales Manager in 2018 and he is here to ensure every customer receives the highest level of service and satisfaction possible. When Travis is not in the shop he spends his time kiteboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, and diving.

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Jeff Stephens

Propeller Shop Manager

Jeff has been with General Propeller since 1988 and has worked his way up from the grinding room to become the reconditioning and Prop Scan Shop Manager. With over 30 years recon experience and 20 years of prop scan experience Jeff has mastered the art of propeller repair. Equally as impressive is his the ability to teach others those skills and he has trained some of the best repair technicians in the country. Rest assured when your propellers are with General Propeller they are in the best hands in the business

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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 including new computer software and automated equipment upgrades. Rob is the go to guy when there is a need to fabricate you a new strut, rudder, or any other miscellaneous parts no longer available on the shelves. In his spare time rob can be found outside fishing, simply enjoying the outdoors, or riding Harleys with his crew.

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Paul Fox

General Manager

Paul has spent almost his entire career in the marine industry working for Donzi and Wellcraft before joining General Propeller in 1988. After 30 years as the vice president and later president of the company, we are pretty sure he knows every part number of every item by heart. Although he can help you with any part or service we provide, Paul specializes in shafting and OEM orders. When not at general propeller Paul enjoys kiteboarding, diving, as well as finding great live music and craft beer on the weekends.

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