Meet the Tech Team
Volvo Ocean Race Service Manager / UK Custom Project and Service Manager
Base: Harken UK
Background: Mark is responsible for managing custom and Grand Prix projects for customers in the UK and worldwide. Most notably, Mark leads Harken’s international Tech Team at each of the Volvo Ocean Race stops to ensure gear is performing flawlessly.
Mark joined Harken UK in 2006.
Massimiliano Ronchetti (Max)
Base: Harken Italy
Background: Max provides technical service and support for superyacht and TP52 fleets during the international regatta season, and is an experienced America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race technician.
Max joined Harken Italy in 2005.
Base: Harken USA
Background: Craig has been an important player in Harken winch development and installation since the company acquired Barbarossa (now Harken Italy) in 1986. He has assisted engineers with winch and pedestal development for the America’s Cup since 1995, and has installed and serviced winches at Volvo Ocean Race stops since it was known as “The Whitbread.”
Craig joined Harken in 1978.