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Richard P. May, Managing Director


Richard P. May is a business leader with an extraordinary history of success.  As the Managing Director, Richard oversees the operations of ElectroGuard, which manufactures and distributes boating supplies throughout the world. With a degree from Harvard Business School and an MBA from the University of Hawaii – Magna Cum Laude – under his belt, Richard has made an indelible mark in the business world.

Prior to ElectroGuard, Richard was the principal for Corporate Finance Associates in Newport Beach, CA, where he negotiated deals worth tens of millions of dollars. Prior to his work at Corporate Finance Associates, Richard put his engineering education to good use, while serving as the CEO for Data Capture Systems in Newport Beach, CA. In this capacity, he not only designed and developed a complex commercial software application, he then also successfully installed systems in the mainland United States, Hawaii, Guam and Hong Kong. 

When she’s not putting her talents into the business community, Amy enjoys yoga, reading, and traveling throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. Amy is married and lives in Orange County, CA.

Electroguard Boat Anode Zincs

Chris Treese has dedicated his professional career into maintaining ElectroGuard’s presence in the world, by bringing the most effective protection to millions of boat owners. Chris, who is from Southern California, went on to study Environmental Science at Northland College in Ashland, WI, before transferring to the University of Montana, where he again studied Environmental Science, as well as Forestry. Chris made the most of his years in the Midwest and combed through every corner of Wisconsin, Montana and everywhere in between. Before graduating, however, he relocated back to his home state of California, where he began to focus on the legacy that awaited him.

“ElectroGuard has been a true and trusted product line,” says Chris. “Our quality has always been of the highest standards and we will never settle for less than the best.”

Chris is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, biking and snowboarding. He also enjoys traveling. Chris is married and resides in Long Beach, CA.

Amy Yamashiro May, Customer Relations Manager


Amy May is the Customer Relations Manager. With her background in business development, Amy has effectively used her no-nonsense approach to manage the day-to-day operations of the company. Her organizational skills are surpassed only by the outstanding customer service she brings to customers on a daily basis.

In addition to her business development know-how, Amy is also seasoned in the sales and marketing arena. For years, she served as a high-level Account Executive, where she oversaw direct mail campaigns, managed trade shows, and demonstrated her leadership in closing sales. Amy, who attended Kapiolani College in Honolulu, HI, as well as the University of Hawaii, also has found success as an entrepreneur. She owned the company Windward Advertiser, where she published a community newsletter and oversaw the firm’s sales, marketing, and accounting endeavors.

Richard also served as the CEO for May Food Service in Honolulu, HI. As the founder of this wholesale food enterprise, Richard built a successful business before selling the firm in 1989. The company is now the largest hotel and restaurant supply firm in Hawaii.


Richard has been profiled in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in Engineering publications. He’s also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth – Orange County Chapter and is a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni organization. Most notably, however, Richard was honored with a Bronze Star, an Air Medal, and two Purple Hearts for his service to our country.
Richard May is married and resides in Orange County, CA.

Chris Treese, President


Chris Treese, the President, holds a unique position within ElectroGuard: his pedigree. Chris’ own grandfather founded the company in 1940. Thomas Wilde, a mechanical engineer who completed his post-graduate work at Cal Tech, began his career in the zinc mines. Thomas was a visionary and soon realized there was a strong need for the sacrificial zinc anode. He became the first in the United States to manufacture the zinc anode and put it on the market.


But the family business didn’t end with Thomas Wilde. Thomas’ daughter, Diana Wilde, grew up in the business and eventually ran the company with her husband, Bob Treese. The couple continued to build on ElectroGuard’s success, taking the company to new, international heights. Today, Diana’s and Bob’s son, Chris Treese, has taken the reigns of ElectroGuard and continues the legacy in his family’s honor.

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