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.