Scott Wheeler, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, came to Virginia in the early 1970’s following his tour of duty with the U.S. Army. He spent 10 years as a Marine Sales Representative and Marine Division Manager with Virginia Tractor Company, the then distributor for Caterpillar, Inc. He founded Bay Diesel Corporation in 1982 and served as the President until December of 2020. He accepted at that time his current position of the Chief Executive Officer of Bay Diesel Corporation. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Maritime Association, the Regional Advisory Board for SunTrust/Truist Bank, the board of directors for the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads and WHRO Public Media. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Washington D.C., a past member of the Board of Governors for the Propeller Club Port of Norfolk, and remains an active member of those organizations. Additionally, Scott Wheeler is an active supporter of the Hampton Roads Maritime Community and WHRO Public Television and Radio.
Since joining Bay Diesel in 2003, Rob has risen to the role of Company President. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Virginia with a minor in Spanish. Rob sits on the board of Festevents and has been leading the Norfolk Harborfest Parade of Sail for over 20 years. He is the Chairman of the Living River Trust, a non-profit environmental organization that he has been with for 8 years. When he is not on the waterfront or training engineers on the latest power generation technologies, you can find him camping, climbing or biking with his family.
Executive Vice President Chesapeake Service
Lynn Chandler has been a major part of Bay Diesel since February of 1990. As Executive Vice President, Lynn oversees the operations of Bay Diesel’s parts department, service division and administrative functions. In his time with Bay Diesel, Lynn has participated in nearly every aspect of the business, including service coordination, payroll and accounting. In addition, Lynn is part owner of Bay Diesel and sits on its Board of Directors. Before joining Bay Diesel, Lynn served in the United States Navy as a member of the Construction Battalion (CB, or “Seabees” as they are more commonly referred).
Vice President, Materials & Logistics
After serving as General Parts Manager for Bay Diesel since 2005, Mike Mullen became Vice President of Materials & Logistics in November of 2009. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to the table – specializing in hard-to-find spare parts in addition to all major brands. When away from Bay Diesel, Mike is an avid hunter and enjoys coaching his son’s Little League baseball team.
Vice President of Sales
As Vice President of sales Lee specializes in large kW generator units out of our Richmond, VA location. Lee is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from the University of Richmond. In addition to his various professional accomplishments, he has a black belt in martial arts.