Senior Participants in SavRot Development
Al Kirst, P.E.: Electrical engineering, computer science; design and development of data acquisition systems, instrumentation, manned submersible and underwater acoustic systems; marine operations; program management; consultation in planning, analysis, scheduling; SavRot co-inventor.
Claude Brancart: Mechanical engineering and MBA; military submarine engineering; submersible engineering and operations; ship outfitting engineering and management for technical operations; design and production of special marine equipment; Director of OTC; SavRot co-inventor.
Denny Kirwan, Ph.D.: Physical oceanographer; research and publication in ocean hydrodynamics, wave phenomena and exchange processes; professor; program officer for naval research.
Gerald Taylor: Vocational training; welding metallurgy specialist; founder and CEO of welding service firms; owner and key participant of premier welding training company.
Dick Van Orden, RADM (Ret.): Electrical engineering and MBA; engineering duty officer (electronics); specialized in R&D; final command was Office of Naval Research; subsequent executive position in medical research company and Director of Blue Sea Corporation.
Vince Gaul: Chemical engineering; developed software tools for process control; implemented quality control and other procedures for refinery operations; project engineer for wide range of operations; senior technical management responsibilities of major refinery; SavRot co-inventor.
Peter Wybro, Ph.D., P.E.: Ocean and mechanical engineering; versed in fundamentals of shallow water wave hydrodynamics as related to SavRot; former owner of offshore engineering company; extensive management and technical experience in design, construction and operation of offshore and coastal systems; numerous patents and publications; Director of Company.
Travis Short: Business management degree; experience at all levels in ship building; demonstrated capability for innovation; owns shipyard suitable for delivery of SavRot; expanded international segment of business; Director of Company.
Glen Phillips: Specialist for business development; set up contacts for SavRot introduction in Panama; participant in plan for implementation and market expansion.
Derek King: Electrical engineer with over 35 years of international experience in the specification, build and operation of electrical machine technologies. Principal of Mega-Watt Consulting formed to provide technical and commercial design, build and operational support of generation systems. Previously General Manager and Key Account Director of Brush Turbogenerators Inc.
Brian Eccles: Naval Architect with extensive engineering, management and construction experience in both the shipbuilding and Oil & Gas industries. Significant background with coastal engineering projects which bear directly on the success of SavRot. Long term contributor to Maritech International’s vessel design portfolio; Director of Company.