The Fujikura team is full of talented individuals that share the same great passion for the game of golf. Our team has a wealth of experience that ensures every player that uses a Fujikura shaft will have great confidence in our products.

Dave Schnider,
Dave Schnider,President & COO
At age 11, Dave won the Southern California Father and Son Championship beating defending champion Dave Stockton and his son. His success in the game of golf continued on to San Diego State University where he was a 2 year team captain during his collegiate golf career. Since then, Dave has spent over 15 years with the Fujikura team and has been a driving visionary for the direction of operations, sales, marketing, and product development.
Alex Dee,
Alex Dee,Vice President
Alex has an extensive background in mechanical engineering that has enabled him to pioneer several projects including quality control mechanisms and our proprietary ENSO 3-D motion capture fitting system which has been exclusive to Fujikura. Alex also leads research and development, design, and information technology teams at Fujikura. His favorite hobbies are beach volleyball and cooking.
Jeremy Butler,
Jeremy Butler,Director of Sales
Jeremy has a background in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Composite Materials from Brigham Young University. He began working in the Golf Industry in 1996, and joined the Fujikura team in 2004. During his time at Fujikura he has worked as Business Development Manager and now Director of Sales and Operations. Jeremy grew up playing golf and is now the reigning Member-Member champion at Shadowridge Country Club.
Patrick McCoy,
Patrick McCoy,Director Tour Operations
Patrick has had 30 years of experience in the golf business and spent over 20 years as an active Class A PGA Professional. As Director of Tour Operations, he has used his wealth of experience and knowledge of the game to provide PGA Tour players with the latest and greatest from the Fujikura lineup. When not on tour, Patrick enjoys vacationing in the Bahamas.
John Hovis,
John Hovis,Tour Manager
John is going on 22 years in the golf industry after starting at Kapalua Resort as an assistant and teaching pro in 1992. John has played professionally, and represented the United States at the Mercedes World Finals in Germany (2013). Since then, John transitioned into fitting the best players in the world as a PGA Tour, LPGA, Web.com and Champions tour rep.
Chad Embrey ,
Chad Embrey ,Sales Manager
Chad has spent over 22 years in the golf business. Since joining the Fujikura team in 2001, Chad has been an essential part to the sales team. He has also contributed his golf and fitting knowledge to the #AskChad video series and online certification videos. Chad’s favorite golf memory is his hole in one at Riviera Country Club #16.
David Maldonado,
David Maldonado,North American Sales Rep
David developed his passion for golf working at the local golf club, Shadowridge Country Club, when he was 18 years old. In 2005, David joined the Fujikura team as a Sales Representative where he has been an integral part in building strong customer relationships. His very first Fujikura shaft was personally built by Pat McCoy and he sill has the club to this day.
Brandon Stengel,
Brandon Stengel,North American Sales Rep
Brandon’s skill and passion for the game of golf landed him a four year scholarship to Kennesaw State University where he also worked as an assistant coach in his final year. Brandon has had direct involvement in the PGA tour during his time at Kapalua Resort. His favorite club is his wedges custom stamped with his daughter’s name on them.
Marshall Thompson,
Marshall Thompson,Fitting & Tour Representative
While perusing his business degree, Marshall played golf at Palomar College. Marshall began working at Fujikura as an intern where he learned fitting under Pat McCoy and Jon Hovis. He has worked in the golf industry ever since and has developed a wealth of experience with custom fitting consumers and tour players in various fitting studios. He also works with tour departments and is involved in prototyping and testing of new products.