About MPH

Maximum Performance Hydraulics opened its doors in 2000, as a one-stop source for marine and industrial hydraulics. In the early days, MPH serviced the fishing fleet in a mobile hose van and over the years, the business has evolved. In 2001, Maximum Performance Hydraulics acquired Pacific Winch and Hoist. Today, MPH has a 22,000 square-foot facility with 25 plus professionally trained employees. We do business around the world representing several product lines and servicing the marine industry, construction and industrial hydraulics.

“We believe that our employees are critical to making Maximum Performance Hydraulics a success. All of our marine technicians and management staff are committed to delivering the highest level of skilled labor and customer service.”

Meet Our Key Players

Jeff Kirksey


Raised on a small farm in South Dakota, Jeff began working in the Seattle shipyards after serving 4 years in the Navy, and being honorably discharged in Seattle.

Eight years later, Jeff took a position as a shop foreman at a Marine Hydraulics business before partnering up and starting his own Hydraulic Repair Business. In 2000, Jeff branched out on his own, and Max Performance Hydraulics was born. A year later, Jeff acquired Pacific Winch and Hoist, and the business has continued to successfully evolve.

Jenna Kirksey

General Manager

Jenna’s role at MPH covers a wide variety of tasks that all work towards increasing productivity and customer satisfaction. A graduate from Dickinson State University, Jenna earned a degree in Business Management in May of 2013. During her breaks from school, Jenna worked for Maximum Performance Hydraulics doing miscellaneous jobs and learning the ins and outs of the industry. Since joining the company full time, she has been a strong asset to our success as the business continues to expand.

Wade Rosin


Wade began in the Marine Hydraulic industry in 1988 as a shop cleanup boy. Yes, you can say he worked his way up from the bottom! He has seen a lot…and as a result, he has gained a lot of experience over the years. In his spare time, Wade enjoys time with the family outdoors, working on his Corvette and playing Disc Golf.

“I love learning new things and I always welcome a challenge! If you have a problem you need help cracking, stop by the shop or send me a photo of the project: wade@pacwinch.com.”

Matt Hanchett

Mechanical Engineer

Born and raised in Seattle, Matt started his career in the automotive industry. After successfully opening an independent shop with a good friend he decided to go back to school to get his degree in Mechanical Engineering. While in school, Matt quickly found fluids to be his favorite subject matter. After graduating, Matt was a lead design engineer at a large power generation company in the midwest. Matt brings 3D CAD experience and a passion for fluid dynamics to the MPH team.