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The JA Moody & Moody Marine Service Advantage

Why work with JA Moody and Moody Marine Service?

For over 50 years, we have been a highly trusted maritime supplier. Our DNA is all about compliance, customer satisfaction and keeping ships at sea. 80% of our Executive Management Team served in the military or merchant marine so we know how important isolation and flow control is to any vessel whether afloat, undergoing maintenance, or being built.

Even in this time of crisis with the world struggling with COVID-19, we remain 100% at our battle stations to make sure that we do whatever possible to get you the products and services that you need to stay on schedule and with perfect quality. Certainly things may go wrong from time to time, but what makes us different is that we never shirk our responsibility; we take it personally and will do whatever we have to, in order to get you what you need.

JA Moody technicians

Looking for an outstanding repair shop?

Moody Marine Service has been operating for over two decades providing service on a wide variety of valves, actuation and control devices. Their reputation is absolutely superb! If you want something fixed right the first time, this is the company you should turn to. Moody Marine Service delivers perfect quality every time and backs it up with an unlimited guarantee for the life of the service (excluding damage and normal wear and tear).

Our President of Service, Kevin Thibault and his team enjoy an amazing reputation of getting the job done right. Kevin, a former US Navy Submarine Tender sailor understands compliance. His team creates a controlled work package for 100% of every job and is certified by the US Navy up to Level 1 repairs. If you need a highly competent and capable company who is fluent in fixing a wide variety of flow control items, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service group now.

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Core Values

Client-Centric Excellence

We are unwavering in our commitment to prioritize our customers' needs, delivering unparalleled service and solutions that exceed expectations.

The 212-Degree Dedication

Inspired by the 212-degree philosophy, we go the extra mile, pushing our efforts beyond the ordinary to achieve extraordinary results.

Respectful Empathy

We treat every individual, from customers to colleagues, with the utmost respect, empathy, and consideration, mirroring the values we hold dear.

Unified Collaboration

Our strength lies in our collaborative spirit. We embrace teamwork, sharing diverse perspectives to achieve synergy in all our endeavors.

Equitable Integrity

We adhere to the highest standards of fairness and reasonableness in every interaction, fostering trust and integrity in all our business relationships.

Our Team

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Lisa Smith
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Greg Buzan
Chief Operating Officer
kevin thibault
Kevin Thibault
President of Moody Marine Service
scott beardsley
Scott Beardsley
Vice President of Sales
Rickey Koenig
Rickey Koenig
Technical Sales Representative
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David Finn
Business Development Director – Strategic Partnerships
Mike Holohan
Mike Holohan
Engineer Manager, New England Technical Sales Office
Doug Horne
Doug Horne
Program Manager North East Technical Sales Representative
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Adrienne Link
Technical & Government Sales Specialist
Layla Croley
Layla Croley
Technical Sales Southeast
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Savannah Trubisz
Navy Technical Sales

Company History


In the 1970’s, the second owners added military specification valves and valve actuators and began selling to the US Navy. As the company grew, the fluid power business was sold, and the company focused exclusively on Navy valve assemblies.

USS Mount Whitney (LCC JCC 20) 1970
Navy ship

Frank Buzan who was in the US Army became the third (and current) owner of JA Moody and thereby enabled JA Moody to be categorized as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VSOB).


Moody Marine Service VA was created to repair and service the products we sell – primarily the Navy K-loks, Vents and Nu-torque actuators.

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USS San Antonio (LPD-17) 2003

A marine repair service group (Moody Marine Service) was established in Florida and Virginia to meet customer needs for actuator and valve repairs. Today, Moody Marine Service is able to repair any Navy actuator in the fleet.
Learn more about service capabilities.


Florida MMS branch opened.

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USS Coronado (LCS-4) 2012

Frank Buzan brought his daughter, Lisa (Buzan) Smith into the company who focused on business growth, marketing, and branding. Lisa’s effort increased revenue by 70% in her first year alone! Frank and Lisa initiated getting JA Moody ISO-9001 certified in 2014 and the companies continue to be ISO Certified.


JA Moody continues to focus primarily on the Navy Marine Industry and sells fluid control and isolation products nationwide. JA Moody is the exclusive distributor for the Navy marine industry with Emerson and Curtiss Wright, Nu-Torque products.

USS Delaware (SSN-791) 2020

Product Innovation:  Vanessa Hardened Seat Next Generation TOTS Valve to U.S. Navy


In 2021, we added Milwaukee Valve, & Val-Matic product lines.

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hellan strainer valves

In 2022, we added the Hellan Strainer Product line.


Added Yamada Pumps and Champion Valves Product Lines

yamada and champion valves
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JA Moody works hard to educate the marketplace and bring cutting edge, qualified flow control products to the US Navy, including the Vanessa TOTS and Shutter Valves. Most recently, we have worked to introduce the Vanessa Next Generation Hardened Seat Valve for severe service requirements to the US Navy.

JA Moody continues to expand it’s portfolio of flow control products for our marine customers. For a complete line card of our Navy and Commercial products, please download here.

JA Moody has offices or sales staff in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.