Our Team

Leadership

John Ockerman, President & CEO

John Ockerman

President & CEO

In the 1980’s, John Ockerman began developing a microprocessor-based digital data acquisition system with a unique graphical user interface. At that time, the company manufactured and produced several marine type-approved products distributed in the USA and abroad. From that beginning, Mr. Ockerman quickly emerged as a leader in the field of marine systems engineering & systems automation.  Mr. Ockerman has since been involved in many sophisticated and technically advanced vessels. He continuously improves the technical and application expertise required to design systems that embody the ideals of balanced levels of technology, human considerations, and application life cycle.  Recently John Ockerman has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority.

Jennifer G. Michaeli, PhD, PE

Technical Director

Dr. Michaeli is a graduate of Webb Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Old Dominion University.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), who has over twenty years of experience as a naval engineer and program manager in both the public sector and defense industries.  Dr. Michaeli has worked closely with US and international naval forces to identify operational gaps, explore effective and technical requirements for future needs.  With her experiences she has developed new technology platforms and systems to advance operational capabilities. She excels in new program development and program management of complex programs that require integration of diverse Team members and rapid product delivery. For her contributions to the field of naval engineering, Dr. Michaeli has been honored to receive numerous awards.

Bill Blount

Executive

Bill Blount has over twenty-five years of maritime leadership experience having worked for Donald L. Blount and Associates, Gibbs & Cox, Vigor and DLBA Robotics.  His administrative roles have included executive, commercial and financial management responsibilities.  Earlier in his career, his operational roles involved marketing, product development, prototyping and manufacturing.  He has a demonstrated track record of expanding business markets providing growth for maritime organizations spanning the defense, commercial workboat, yacht and recreational boat sectors.  Bill is a graduate of Old Dominion University.

Defense Engineering

Mac McGowan

Engineering Program Manager

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Vinton Bossert, Project Manager

Vinton Bossert

Project Manager

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Patrick Weismann, Senior Propulsion Specialist

Patrick Weismann

Senior Propulsion Specialist

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Richard Thompson

Senior Energy Storage Specialist

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Mark Hoover, Director of Maritime Operations

Mark Hoover

Director of Maritime Operations

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Alden Nelson, Marine Engineer

Alden Nelson

Marine Engineer

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Bryce Cahill, Technical Designer

Bryce Cahill

Technical Designer

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Andrew Edwards

Structural Engineer

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Jason Williams

Senior Designer

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Paul Meyer, Mechanical Engineer

Paul Meyer

Mechanical Engineer

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Joe Creecy

Senior Designer

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BJ Walling, Naval Architect

BJ Walling

Naval Architect

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Commercial Engineering

Vassili Rozine

Electrical Engineer, PE

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Antonio Cuatepotzo

Electronics Engineer

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Orin Moffitt

Panel Shop Technician

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Hedgar Hernandez

Electronics Engineer

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Cameron Rice

Intern

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Garrett Kennedy

Intern

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Jack Ockerman

Intern

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Jack Murphy

Intern

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Administration

Donald Blount

Workforce Development

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Linda Martes

Comptroller

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Nichole Smelser

Facility Security Officer

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Kyri Jacobs, Executive Assistant

Kyri Jacobs

Executive Assistant

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Shirley Blount, Facilities Manager

Shirley Blount

Facilities Manager

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Jarrod Craig

Director of IT

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Field Service & Commissioning

Drew Enloe

Project Manager

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Ian Enterline

Project Manager

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