Our Team

Bill Shields

CEO & Founder

Bill Shields is known throughout the international marine industry for his expertise on marine hose and boating safety. Bill’s history in the marine industry began with a career in the U.S. Coast Guard as an officer and rescue pilot. This provided an intense experience in the marine environment, boat safety and the results of the lack of it. Bill provides the vision to Trident that means bringing the best marine products to boaters.

Dan Shields


Dan Shields has been devoted to helping Trident customers for over 20 years, first as a salesman and eventually as president of the company. While running the Pittsburgh operations, Dan takes a hands-on approach, from speaking with customers on the phone to making sure their orders leave on time. Dan always treats customers like one of his friends.

Bob Holt

Vice President

Bob Holt has been in the sales and service industry for 22 years, and at Trident since 2005. He has been involved in many areas of Trident including new product development, marketing, and sales in both North America as well as Europe and Asia. Bob strongly believes that quality is of great importance in both the products that we make as well as the service that we provide.

Dan Engel

General Manager

Dan has devoted over 25 years to Trident. With this tenure, Dan has a lot of technical knowledge and expertise in our products. He has been a constant that always keeps things running smoothly and is there it help.

Jim Rhoads

Warehouse Manager

Jim has been with Trident for over 23 years and is dedicated to ensuring that shipments go out on time. Jim keeps the warehouse flowing with a focus on productivity and safety.