Our Team

Shawn Spilde



Shawn Spilde, CEO of Maritime Arresting Technologies. 

Born in Watertown South Dakota, he inherits the can do attitude found in the mid west. He is an iterative designer who is capable of rapidly understanding design sensitivities and simplifying complex problems to find elegant solutions.

He is a keen believer in KISS principle systems.

Being an accomplished open water diver and having spent a lifetime on the water has encouraged Shawn to specialize in development of marine systems for use above and below the waves.

He holds  Bachelor of Science Degree from Minnesota State University an MBA from Dallas Baptist University.

ss@boatstop.us +1 727 215 8185

Matthew Searle


Matthew Searle, Chief Technical Officer of Maritime Arresting Technologies. A highly experienced innovator, being named inventor on 16 granted US patents. He  has worked in product development for the Maritime Security and Defence  Industries for the last 9 years. Matthew specializes in developing  defensive equipment, this includes ballistic underwear, under armour  cooling and in the last 5 years a range of vessel stopping systems,  rescue devices and means to deploy them.

Maritime  Arresting Technologies manufactures a range of defensive products and  works with Local, Federal and International governments on keeping  marine assets safe.

Matthew's cell +1 727 686 7591

e-mail ms@boatstop.us

Lois Snyder


Lois Snyder, Prototype specialist.

Master craftsperson with 30 years experience designing and making prototypes. 

Lucy Fish


Senior Advisor


Lucy Fish brings her many years of senior level experience and expertise in the technology and financial sectors to the company. She previously worked at McKinsey and Company, the prestigious global consulting firm, in their Technology/Science Practice specializing in electronic warfare. In the Aerospace industry, she managed the development of cockpit instrumentation for the Space Shuttle and the F-15 Military  Fighter. Until recently, she was the Chief Financial Officer at a medical device company for 15 years.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD from Indiana University Medical School.