Our company was founded by Captain Stephan Nedelchev, Master Mariner (FG). Capt. Nedelchev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1944. Via a circuitous route, he arrived with his father – a renowned violinist – in Montevideo at the age of nine.
In 1966 he graduated from the Uruguayan Maritime Academy, having sailed thereafter as an Officer on various types of vessels both under the Uruguayan flag and on foreign fleets. In 1975 he passed all exams, obtaining his Master`s (FG) Certificate in Uruguay. Further positions included command on tankers ANCAP TERCERO and ANCAP CUARTO.
In 1978 he started his shoreside activity, founding the first Uruguayan company engaged in legal servicing of marine safety systems. Around the same time, he was appointed Lecturer at the Uruguayan Maritime Academy, teaching courses in Navigation and Ship´s Stability there for a few years. In 1988 he started his own private business: today´s Captain Stephan Nedelchev – Marine Technical Services.
In the same year of its foundation, the company was appointed as a BRITISH ADMIRALTY CHART AGENT as well as an AGENT for the SERVICIO DE HIDROGRAFÍA NAVAL (Argentina). In 1996 the firm was re-appointed as an INTERNATIONAL ADMIRALTY CHART AGENT -the first one to hold such a category in the Americas.
Such an appointment was due to its commitment to supplying professional “full package” services such as the AUTOSUPPLY®, as well as complying with IMO`s ISM Code regulations, years in advance of it coming into force. At present, the company holds this appointment for both Uruguay and Argentina – where it has an office too. Capt. Nedelchev is married to Mrs. Margarita Romaniz de Nedelchev, who is the company´s only partner. They have two daughters, Ivana and Nadia, and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Nadia Nedelchev our CEO of Sales and Marketing began helping at the office at the early age of 14. Having been trained on subjects as Chartwork, Ship`s Publications and Marketing Strategies, she was promoted to various positions within the company. At present she is in charge of the general operation of our company, with one of her main achievements being the international launching of our AUTOSUPPLY ®™ Outfit Management Service. At present, over 200 vessels hold a subscription to this unique service in South America.