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  • Gary Shimozono | PacMar Technologies

    Gary Shimozono Senior Vice President – Engineering & Technology Gary Shimozono is the Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technology at PacMar Technologies. He brings 45 years of Research and Development engineering experience to the company. Since 1995, Gary has served as Principal Investigator for many PMT projects, including those involving the design, construction, and testing of lifting body vessels- ranging in size from 50 to 300 long tons. These highly specialized vessels employ subsurface bodies, generating lift through displacement and dynamic lift. He was directly involved with the hydrodynamic and mechanical design aspects of these technology demonstrators. Currently, Gary is working on the development of a large amphibious, multi-tank capable transport vehicle (UHAC) and has completed multiple projects involving inflatable drop-stitch structures. Prior to joining the company, Gary worked for 18 years at Hughes Aircraft, Missile Systems Group, where he held mechanical engineering and project responsibilities for a ballistic missile interceptor and other prototype missiles. Gary holds both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii. ​ » back Corporate Team

  • Meet Charlie F. | PacMar Technologies

    Meet Charlie F. Article by Communications Staff Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. CHARLIE F. Senior Engineer, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Honolulu Office What is your role at PacMar Technologies? I am a mechanical engineer in the naval architecture and marine engineering division, and I primarily work on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which means I do a lot of computer simulations of boats and surface vehicles. What do you like about working at PacMar Technologies? I love my job at PacMar Technologies because it constantly challenges me. I usually work on multiple projects at once, where I am shifting between different ideas and concepts. My work is always very active and exciting. ​ What motivates you each day? What motivates me the most is the curiosity behind solving different problems. Often times I’ll leave work with a CFD solution or simulation running thinking I might fix some problem – and then in the morning, I am eager to check on the run and see what happened overnight. I like digging into the science, asking questions, and constantly trying to solve problems. ​ How do you define success? I don’t like to compare myself to other people, but I do like to be compete with myself. If I feel like I’ve done the best that I can do, that is what I consider a success. ​ How do you make a difference here with your job? From early design stages to manufacturing, I get to see concepts that go from thoughts in our minds, to the computer, all the way to a full-scale prototypes. It is pretty cool stuff! » back Join Our Team

  • TECHNICAL EXPERTS | PacMar Technologies

    Meet The Team Technical Experts Brian Kays Vice President – Platform Design & Prototyping Zensho Heshiki Director, Mechanical Engineering – West Kurt Hamel Director, Mechanical Engineering – East Scott Yamashita Director, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – West David Porter Director, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – East Gabe Foreman Director, Applied Engineering Eric Hultgren Director, Power & Energy

  • CAREERS | PacMar Technologies

    CAREERS PacMar Technologies is a diversified commercial and US Department of Defense research company, rooted in the creativity and talents of its people. People dedicated to delivering innovation and best-value research, engineering, and solutions based on applications of science and technology. We are committed to listening to our customers’ challenges and delivering solutions that exceed their expectations for creativity, innovation, and overall excellence. Our core strengths are complex computational physics and engineering tools, digital-twins, autonomous systems, advanced inflatable and drop stitch, undersea systems, alternative energy, marine hydrokinetics, risk reduction, cyber-physical security, advanced simulations and design of prototype marine systems and other scientific fields and capabilities. View Current Openings Please note, any communications with PacMarTech employees will originate from email addresses.


    Platform Design & Prototyping Vigorous performance prediction and prototype field testing results in a wide-range of innovative concepts across multiple domains – land, sea, and air. Our software expertise allows us to rapidly design and model, from idea to prototype demonstration, complex mechanical systems in relevant environment. Ships, Small Craft, and Unmanned Vehicles PacMar Technologies has a strong heritage designing cutting-edge marine vehicles that draw upon our world-class and multi-disciplinary engineering expertise spanning naval architecture, marine, mechanical, and systems engineering. PacMar Technologies has all the capability needed to design, analyze, prototype and test novel marine vehicles for customers in the Department of Defense and commercial sectors. Our expertise spans high-performance small craft, naval surface combatants, and unmanned vehicles – both surface and undersea (USVs and UUVs). PacMar Technologies repeatedly develops vehicles to meet demanding specifications and achieve never-before-seen capability. Our capabilities also include the design of launch, recovery, recharging, and refueling technology for sustaining unmanned systems from legacy host platforms and autonomous sustainment. unmanned vehicle sb42 BLB70_IMG_0605_edited unmanned vehicle 1/3 Large-scale Rapid Prototyping & Test Rapidly developing from an idea to a prototype or demonstrator in relevant environments is core to our business and culture. Every PacMar Technologies facility has fabrication and experimentation capacity for marine, ground, and aerial systems prototyping. We also frequently work with a network of partner shipyards and test sites to achieve ambitious program schedules. UHAC Large-scale-2-540x360 hdv100 UHAC 1/3 Unmanned Amphibious and Ground Vehicles PacMar Technologies is uniquely positioned to provide system design, integration, and testing for amphibious vehicles that can operate in challenging littoral conditions. Our engineers design vehicles capable of transiting through surf and rugged shoreline conditions to seamlessly connect between ships operating at stand-off distances at sea and maneuver forces inland. Modeling & Simulation Our ability to rapidly prototype advanced systems is powered by industry-leading modeling and simulation expertise. PacMar Technologies engineers use virtual environments, physics-based simulations, and high-performance computing to explore a broad trade space for novel systems and validate performance specifications. Modeling and simulation enable PacMar Technologies culture and process of rapid prototyping and innovation. » back to top

  • Terms and Conditions | PacMar Technologies

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS Terms and Conditions Last updated: July 26, 2019 Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the website and the PacMar Technologies mobile page mobile application (together, or individually, the “Service”) operated by PacMar Technologies (“us”, “we”, or “our”). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service. ​ Intellectual Property The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of PacMar Technologies and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of PacMar Technologies. ​ Links To Other Web Sites Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by PacMar Technologies PacMar Technologies has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites. You acknowledge and agree that PacMar Technologies shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit. Termination We may terminate or suspend your access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability. Indemnification You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PacMar Technologies and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, or b) a breach of these Terms. Limitation Of Liability In no event shall PacMar Technologies, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. Disclaimer Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance. PacMar Technologies its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements. Exclusions Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you. Governing Law hese Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Hawaii, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service. Changes ​ We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service. 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  • Zensho Heshiki | PacMar Technologies

    Zensho Heshiki Director, Mechanical Engineering – West Zensho Heshiki is the Director of Mechanical Engineering for the Western Region at PacMar Technologies. He oversees a team of talented engineers working together to solve complex mechanical problems unique to the ocean environment. Prior to working at PMT, Zensho worked at the University of Hawaii Engineering Support Facility, designing mechanical systems for various deep ocean research programs. Programs ranged from an underwater ocean observatory to deep sea fish traps. After that, he worked as a naval architect in Sydney, Australia. Here, his duties included hydrostatic stability analyses, conducting ship-inclining experiments, and structural FEA of the Royal Australian Navy’s DDGs. He has been an integral part of PMT since 2013, contributing significantly to US Navy, ONR, and DARPA projects. Zensho was born and raised in Hawaii. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture at the University of New South Wales. ​ » back Technical Experts

  • David Porter | PacMar Technologies

    David Porter Director, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – East David Porter is the Director of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering for the Eastern Region at PacMar Technologies. As a Senior Naval Architect and Director, Dave is responsible for keeping the canvas up and the barnacles down across the platforms and prototypes division. From Concept to At-Sea Trials Dave applies a balance of pragmatism and creativity; respectful of the hard lessons learned and exhilarated to evolve maritime vessels on and below the bounding main. Dave has 13 years of experience in the maritime industry supporting the U.S. Navy. Dave logged more than a decade at Bath Iron Works and worked in Engineering and Operations; shipbuilding is a great teacher- with synchronized teamwork, unyielding efforts, and the right leadership, all things are possible. Dave is from New England but snuck down to the Bronx long enough to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture from SUNY Maritime and came back as quickly as he could. Maine is home now, where Dave enjoys spending time in the mountains and on the ocean with his family. ​ » back Technical Experts

  • Scott Yamashita | PacMar Technologies

    Scott Yamashita Director, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – West Scott Yamashita is the Director of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering for the Western Region at PacMar Technologies. He oversees a staff of nine engineers supporting the research and design of various maritime technologies ranging from small boats, to larger vessels, to amphibious vehicles. Scott has 20 years of experience with PMT specializing in conceptual design, modeling and simulation, and prototype construction oversight of various technology demonstrators. Prior to joining PacMar Technologies, he worked for nine years as a civil engineer for a local firm where he earned his license as a professional engineer. Scott was born and raised in Hawaii and received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Arizona. He is the co-inventor on several patents for marine technology. ​ » back Technical Experts

  • Navy SeaPort | PacMar Technologies

    Navy SeaPort-Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) Multiple-Award Contract (MAC) Article by Communications Staff The Navy has awarded 600 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts (MACs) to businesses in multiple locations across 29 of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia for future competition of support service requirements to be solicited by Department of the Navy activities under rolling admissions of the SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) multiple-award contract vehicle for engineering support services and program management support services in 23 functional areas. The government estimates approximately $5 billion worth of services will be procured per year via orders issued under the SeaPort-NxG multiple award contracts. These MACs have a 2.5-year base period of performance with an additional five-year ordering period option. These contracts were competitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps), with 620 offers received. No contract funds will be obligated on the basic MAC awards. SeaPort-NxG is managed by the NAVSEA ( ) out of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren Division in Dahlgren, VA (N00178-21-R-7000). PacMar Technologies is a SeaPort-NxG prime contract holder. ​ » ba ck

  • ABOUT | PacMar Technologies

    ABOUT PacMar Technologies is a leader in developing cutting-edge solutions in the defense and maritime industries. Our company was founded in 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii with a focus on developing advanced ships to improve passenger ride quality, reduce operator injury, and improve hull efficiency. These engineering capabilities quickly led to innovations in hydrodynamic simulations, novel hull form designs, cutting edge motion control systems, and advanced marine prototype fabrication and testing. We’ve since grown into a diversified technology company with a national presence, leading the way in research, engineering, design, and innovation. We help our partners in the Department of Defense, academia, and other scientific fields – so our partners can guarantee national security and ensure reliable industry and commerce. We believe that the best solutions can only be developed through close collaboration with our clients, beginning by identifying core objectives. PacMar Technologies’ experts then collaborate with our partners to create cross-disciplinary solutions. The unique challenges associated with the harsh marine environment originally led us to seek inspiration for our work across diverse industries. Our successes continue to leverage non-traditional material science, novel manufacturing techniques, physics and machine learning modeling capabilities, artificial intelligence, and data science. We are a team of scientists and engineers who believe in finding solutions that don’t just innovate, but that spark lasting change. Our work enables the thousands of men and women in uniform to keep our country ahead of advancing global powers. We equip members of our military with the best technological solutions in the world, adhering to the core principles of science and applied engineering. We bring these principles to life through innovative software, comprehensive testing, full-scale technology demonstrations, and final products. We focus on the future, anticipate problems, and always deliver the right solution. Our mission is to convert research into products by leveraging emerging technologies and applying them to National problem sets with speed, trust, and expertise.

  • VALUES | PacMar Technologies

    CORE VALUES Accountability: We always come through. We are committed to holding ourselves, and our partners, accountable-always. We collaborate. Because we know the best work comes from partnership. Our customer is at the table with us at every step-making critical decisions, settling differences, building alignment, and moving the strategy forward. Innovation: The most original and unexpected solution. We drive i nnovation-in both technology and our approach to business-helping to lead our industry toward unimaginable change. We attract, empower, and retain industry-leading and innovative problem solvers who share an entrepreneurial spirit. We take on the problems no one else in the industry can or will. Where some see obstacles or deterrents, we see opportunity and possibility, and we know that we have the talent and ingenuity to tackle any challenge. Forward-leaning: We can’t wait for tomorrow. We are future-focused-out in front, a step or two ahead, and hard wired to anticipate problems and solutions others aren’t yet thinking of. We embrace the urgency in the work we do, and we operate as if the future depends on it. As a company that delivers research and development quickly and can adapt on a dime-a company that gets things done at the same pace technology changes-we can keep the US competitive with advancing world powers. Living Our Values At PacMar Technologies (PMT), we live our core values every day. From delivering outstanding results for our customers, to collaboration within our employee teams, we take pride in demonstrating our values of “Accountability”, “Innovation”, and “Forward-leaning” through our words and actions. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics provides guidance on carrying out daily activities in accordance with PMT’s values, as well as in compliance with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and ethical principles. Our commitment to ethics, compliance, and corporate integrity is steadfast and reliable. We believe it provides the base for trust in relationships with our customers, suppliers, and all the company’s stakeholders. We maintain and support policies and procedures, controls, investigation and remediation, training, and due diligence.

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