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Chair
CDR Thomas C. Remmers, USCG

Thom is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. He has been assigned to two engineering afloat tours as Damage Control Assistant onboard USCGC MUNRO (WHEC 724) and as Engineer Officer onboard USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726). His previous shoreside assignments include two tours at USCG Maintenance and Logistics Command, Pacific in Alameda, CA as Section Chief for Medium Endurance Cutters and the new National Security Cutter and one tour at Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle, WA as the Senior Port Engineer for USCGC HEALY (WAGB 20). Thom earned M.S. degrees in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He assumed command of Naval Engineering Support Unit Alameda on 13 March 2009..
Email: Thomas.C.Remmers@uscg.mil
Web:   http://www.uscg.mil/mlcpac/default.asp

Vice Chair
LT Kenneth J. Burgess, USCG

Ken graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2003 with a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. His first tour was aboard the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) as an engineering division officer. Following his time in Seattle he spent two years at the University of Michigan earning an M.Eng degree in Concurrent Marine Design and an M.S.E in Industrial & Operations Engineering. Until August, 2008, Ken worked at the Maintenance & Logistics Command Pacific supporting the polar icebreaking cutters, then began duty as Aide to the Admiral Commanding the Maintenance & Logistics Command Pacific, and is now Aide to the Deputy PACAREA Commander.
Email: Kenneth.J.Burgess@uscg.mil
Web:   http://www.uscg.mil/mlcpac/default.asp

Secretary
Gary Thompson

Prior to starting his own consulting firm, Tomales Bay Marine Design, Gary worked in the maritime industry for more than 37 years, 27 of which were with M. Rosenblatt & Son, where he was the Western Division Manager. Prior to joining MR&S, he worked in the Design Division of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. He is a past chairman of both the Golden Gate Section of ASNE and the Northern California Section of SNAME.
Email: GThompson@brosenblatt.com

Treasurer
Andres Cannavo

Andres is manager of the Electrical engineering section of AMSEC LLC, M. Rosenblatt & Son Group, Western Division. With over a decade of maritime engineering experience, his experience prior to joining the M. Rosenblatt & Son Group of AMSEC consisted of engineering and directing engineering projects for his family's Diques Cannavo Shipyard, C.A. Cumana, Sucre, Venezuela, and for Brooks / PRI Automation. He has B.S.E degrees in Electrical Engineering and Naval Architecture / Marine Engineering. He also has an M.S.E. degree from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture / Marine Engineering.
Email: ACannavo@brosenblatt.com
Web:   http://www.amsec.com

Web Liaison
Edward Lortz

Before retiring, Ed spent 31 years in the maritime industry. He worked for Gibbs & Cox, Electric Boat, St. Louis Ship, and Morris Guralnick in San Francisco. He served in the US Navy and his last two posts were with the US Army Corps of Engineers in New York, and the US Coast Guard at MLC Pacific, Naval Engineering Division in Alameda, California. He is a past vice chairman, treasurer, and secretary of the Golden Gate Section of ASNE.
Email: EdLortz@aol.com
Web:   http://www.KrenningGroup.com

Meetings
Steve Halpern

Steve, now retired, spent 45 years in the marine design industry, a few years with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on submarine design, the remainder with M. Rosenblatt and Son on all types and classes of vessels. He is a past chairman of the Northern California Section of SNAME and the Golden Gate Section of ASNE.
Email: SHalpern@hotmail.com