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  • James Ota | PacMar Technologies

    James Ota Comptroller/Contracts Officer James Ota is the Contracts Officer and Controller at PacMar Technologies. As head of the Contracts department, James oversees the execution of all contracts and subcontracts for the company as well as the tracking of project budgets and export control compliance. As head of the Accounting department, James monitors the accuracy of the company’s financial records, manages it cash flow, and is responsible for maintaining the company’s regulatory compliance in matters such as tax and insurance. James has 15+ years of professional experience working as a tax attorney at Chun Kerr and a certified public accountant at Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Accuity doing tax and consultation work. James was born and raised in Hawaii and received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, and Juris Doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. James is fluent in Japanese. ​ » back Corporate Team

  • Privacy Policy | PacMar Technologies

    PRIVACY POLICY Privacy Policy Effective date: July 26, 2019 PacMar Technologies (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website and the PacMar Technologies mobile page mobile application (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions. Definitions Service Service means the website and the PacMar Technologies mobile page mobile application operated by PacMar Technologies Personal Data Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession). Usage Data Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit). Cookies Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device). Data Controller Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data. Data Processors (or Service Providers) Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively. Data Subject (or User) Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data. Information Collection and Use We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. Types of Data Collected Personal Data While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address First name and last name Phone number Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City Cookies and Usage Data Usage Data We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. When you access the Service with a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. Tracking Cookies Data We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. Examples of Cookies we use: Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes. Use of Data PacMar Technologies uses the collected data for various purposes: To provide and maintain our Service To notify you about changes to our Service To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so To provide customer support To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service To monitor the usage of our Service To detect, prevent and address technical issues Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), PacMar Technologies legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. PacMar Technologies may process your Personal Data because: We need to perform a contract with you You have given us permission to do so The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights To comply with the law Retention of Data PacMar Technologies will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies. PacMar Technologies will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods. Transfer of Data Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. PacMar Technologies will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information. Disclosure of Data Legal Requirements ​ PacMar Technologies may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: To comply with a legal obligation To protect and defend the rights or property of PacMar Technologies To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public To protect against legal liability Security of Data The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA) We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser. Your Data Protection Righ ts under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. PacMar Technologies aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights: The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you. The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete. The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data. The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information. The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format. The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where PacMar Technologies relied on your consent to process your personal information. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA). Service Providers We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Analytics We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service. Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: Links to Other Sites Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services. Children’s Privacy Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers. Changes to This Privacy Policy We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Contact Us If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: By email: By phone number: 808.695-6643 By mail: 841 Bishop St. Ste. 1110, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States

  • Celebrating Women | PacMar Technologies

    Celebrating Women's History Month Article by Communications Staff We celebrate this month to remind ourselves of the many accomplishments of women throughout history, in addition to giving us a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who lead the way for change. We asked some of our very own PMT engineers about women in history that may have been a source of inspiration to pursue a career in science or engineering – below are a few stories we would like to share. Emily Stauffer Mechanical Engineer, Bangor Office Marie Curie stands out as a source of inspiration for me. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two of them in different categories. She is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium, and her huge contribution to the fight against cancer. Her invention of the portable x-ray machine (called Little Curies) during WWI saved a lot of lives. She built these x-ray machines and recruited other women to help her bring them to the frontlines to teach doctors and nurses how to use them on wounded soldiers. Her influence is so significant that my husband and I have chosen to name our daughter, who will be arriving very soon, after her. Her name will be Lillian Curie. ​ Eric Hultgren Dire ctor of Power and Energy, South Kingstown Office My older sister, Gretchen Barnes, inspired me to study and pursue a career in engineering. Gretchen studied mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I loved visiting her on campus and was always amazed about what she was working on. Her enthusiasm was contagious and that solidified my desire to become an engineer. When I finished graduate school, I was fortunate enough to work with her. For over 20 years, she was one of my top technical and programmatic sounding boards. After all these years she still inspires me to keep growing and learning both personally and professionally. Love you Gretchen. ​ Kayla Rasavanh Mecha nical Engineering Intern, Honolulu Office There is not a specific woman in history that has inspired me to pursue a career in engineering. My source of inspiration to pursue engineering came from a few of my fellow female lacrosse teammates and the advice they gave me. I was in between majors, and they were both studying mechanical engineering. The curriculum and their internships sounded really exciting to me, so I decided to try it out. Both have now graduated and are working, one at an environmental engineering firm, and the other is a nuclear engineer. The field of mechanical engineering is dominated by men, and because of that, women are able to create a community within one another. Watching my friends lead successful careers and knowing there is always someone who has my back and wants me to succeed is what inspires me to keep going. ​ Whether an 18th century two-time Nobel Prize winning scientist, or a few influential people in your life that champion your accomplishments, there is inspiration that can be found all around us. Inspiration can propel a person from apathy to possibility. Here at MDG we wanted to recognize a few of our colleagues and their sources of inspiration – it is our talented employee base that makes this company such a unique place to work, thank you Emily, Eric, and Kayla for sharing your stories with us! » back

  • Celebrating our Comm. | PacMar Technologies

    Celebrating our Commitment to Green Energy: Earth Day 2021 Article by Communications Staff PacMar Technologies (PMT) is celebrating Earth Day 2021 by reflecting on our programs – past, present, and future – that contribute to better research or application of green energy. Headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, PMT’s connection to the ocean and the planet is undeniable – the company actively seeks projects that harvest, improve efficiency, or employ renewable energy sources, while at the same time, working to find better more efficient ways to clean-up our oceans. A sample of past and current projects include: ​ Innovation and efficiency in hull design. Improved electric propulsion systems. Inflatable technology with flexible solar panels for at-sea renewable energy. Using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to calculate accelerated speeds which oil booms can identify, collect and store oil spills. OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) and WEC (Wave Energy Conversion) design research and utility-scale power storage design research. Pictured is PMT’s Applied Engineering division (located at Pier 24 in Hawaii). This shipyard facility on an independent microgrid that is powered by a solar canopy and Tesla batteries. “PMT is known for its innovative research and prototyping approach to solve national problem sets. Our commitment to problems impacting the nation has led us to think about how our work can benefit the environment. Whether its rapidly deployable solar arrays, electric propulsion, or energy harvesting, we welcome the opportunity to dig into green energy solutions,” said Priya Hicks , Chief Technology Officer at PMT. Last year, a team of PMT Hawaii engineers won the Ocean Observing Prize DISCOVER competition , with a submission that integrated a rapidly installed breakwater (RIB) structure into an attenuating wave energy converter (WEC) that would generate power for UUV (unmanned underwater vehicles) charging while simultaneously creating a sheltered area for improved surface docking. “As I work on specific contracts, I always try my best to apply a renewable energy approach – when applicable – as a solution. A lot of the things we end up building are made for the ocean, so it is natural to look around at the natural environment – the sun, wind, or ocean currents for alternative sources of energy,” said Patrick Montolio, Mechanical Engineer, PMT (a teammate of the winning submission to the Ocean Observing Prize DISCOVER competition). More recently PMT held a crowdsourcing event that generated nearly 20 entries of ideas on future projects. The PMT leadership team chose three projects, two of which included green energy solutions: an inflatable solar array that would serve as charging station in a maritime environment and an electric hybrid emergency response vehicle during catastrophic events. “Many of our current employees are passionate about green technology, and we recognize this field will be a priority for the engineers of tomorrow. Being a leader in green energy not only helps our customers, but it also helps us to provide meaningful, innovative project opportunities to our employees,” said Karen Ernst, SVP of Talent and Culture, PMT. Eric Schiff, SVP of Operations and Administration also shared that “while Earth Day is only one day in April, we encourage our employees to find environmentally friendly solutions every day – both for our customers and within our own operations. We are proud of our deep connection to the ocean and see a bright future in the green engineering solutions of tomorrow.” » back

  • Birthday Celebration | PacMar Technologies

    PMT Celebrates the Navy’s Birthday » back to News Article by Communications Staff Photo Credit: Gray Gibson/U.S. Navy via AP This month PMT celebrates the U.S Navy’s 246th birthday. As a proud supporter of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), PMT has been working with ONR on projects for over 40 years in areas like small/large boats/ships design, science, technology and research – contributing to the ever-evolving capabilities of today’s Fleet. This year, the theme of the Navy’s birthday celebration is “Resilient and Ready”. The Navy has a history of overcoming any challenge, including the ongoing global pandemic. Here at PMT we face challenges everyday but live by this same motto as we strive to do our best work and are excited to continue to support Navy programs now and into the future. PMT wanted to reflect on a few of our notable past and present ONR projects. Pictured: Seaflyer, Lifting-Body Technology Demonstrator. Pictured: Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC), MDG built a half-scale prototype of a ship-to-shore connector. Pictured: BLB-65. This boat has a dihedral bow lifting body (BLB) with trailing edge flaps, active control system, and designed for efficiency and seakeeping. Pictured: ORADTS program. This project combined all of PMT ’s capabilities to create an at-sea automated refueling and data transfer system for unmanned surface vehicles. The resulting system, which was generated using in-house CFD and physics-based motion simulation and optimization, decoupled the motions of the capture mechanism from the host platform enabling more reliable transfer of fuel and data regardless of sea-state Pictured: DARPA Manta Ray program. This program seeks to develop a new class of long-duration, long-range, payload-capable UUVs at an acquisition and lifecycle cost significantly less than current payload-capable UUVs. Pictured: Under the IMS program, PMT built a 36 ft medium-scale vessel in support of towing drop stitch inflatable structures as well as advancing automation, controls, and autonomous capability across a range of sub-systems in support of that program. Pictured: Sea Slice was a 105’ high-speed low-motion SWATH demonstrator built and tested for ONR by PMT and Lockheed Martin. » back to top

  • Employees reflect | PacMar Technologies

    PMT Employees Reflect on the Meaning of Memorial Day » back to News Article by Communications Staff As a small defense contractor, PacMar Technologies prides itself on being an agile and responsive company that provides innovative products and solutions to the Department of Defense, particularly the Navy and Marine Corps teams. This Memorial Day, we wanted to share some personal thoughts from our very own employees who are Veterans. Though we may be apart this Memorial Day, there is something very special about coming together, regardless of location, to pay respect to America’s fallen heroes. Featured below in Q&A style, each of our employees is wearing a symbolic poppy pin*, representing the military men and women who have given their lives since World War I to defend our freedom. Q. A. Q. A. DAN BRUNK CEO Retired, U.S. Navy Is there something that you do every year on Memorial Day to observe the day? It depends on the year and the local events, but a few years ago, I was a co-Grand Marshall with my parents in my hometown Memorial Day parade. My father is retired Navy (WWII vet, part of Cuban Missile Crisis blockade), and my mother was in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) for ten years. How is MDG’s mission similar to your mission when you were serving? My goal is to make our applied research and development work at MDG beneficial for the Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Soldier, Airmen, and Guardians. We always need to be good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars. We do this by building teams and focusing on the mission. These principles are no different than stationing a ‘special watch’ to conduct a non-routine mission. Q. A. Q. A. TODD FEE Director, Pacific Operations Retired, U.S. Air Force What does Memorial Day mean to you? It’s a time to reflect upon the over 1.1 million Americans who lost their lives protecting the values we cherish today. Is there anything else you’d like to add? I’ve always felt the most important thing I could do in uniform was to ensure my team was well trained and positioned to be the best. Working for a defense contractor who has the potential to provide advanced material solutions to ensure the US maintains its technological advantage, is a way I can continue to make that impact. Q. A. Q. A. PAM BERRY Facility Security Officer Retired, U.S. Navy What does Memorial Day mean to you? A day to remember those who sacrificed everything for this country and for those who are fortunate enough to call it home. Is there something you do every year on Memorial Day to observe the day? I think of my friends I lost in the pentagon during 9/11, and while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Q. A. Q. A. SHANNON BLACKERBY Director of Strategy, Special Operations Forces Former, U.S. Marine Corps, National Guard How is PMT’s mission similar to your mission when you were serving? It is very similar. Both focus on a greater cause that is something bigger than just yourself, the fact that others are relying on you to do the right thing and to make the right decision. Is there anything else you would like to add? There is a tremendous amount of divisiveness today in our country. Take a moment this Memorial Day and set your politics aside. Set your preconceived notions and ideas aside. Give a head nod to those veterans who have passed. An instant in time to acknowledge their service. In that instant, realize that there is a common bond that we all share. We are Americans. Thank you to Dan, Todd, Pam, and Shannon for sharing their personal stories with us. We hope you all have a safe Memorial Day and can take a moment to remember the sacrifice of veterans, past and present. *The poppy was made famous in a poem called “In Flanders Fields,” by the Canadian surgeon, LCOL John McRae from Guelph, Ontario. Read the poem here . » back

  • 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


    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

  • 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

  • DARPA for AUV Awarded | PacMar Technologies

    PacMar Technologies Wins DARPA Award for AUV Article by Communication Staff Honolulu, HI — 26 MAY 2020 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded PacMar Technologies a $5.5 million contract for Phase One of the Manta Ray program. This contract was awarded through a competitive bidding process after bids were solicited via an open Broad Agency Announcement in June 2019. The program funds research, development, and demonstration of critical technologies for a new class of long-duration, long-range, unmanned underwater vehicles capable of carrying large payloads. The program’s goal is to advance the state of technology for this new class of underwater vehicle in the areas of novel energy management and harvesting; low-power, high-efficiency propulsion systems; efficient navigation, mission management, command, control and communications during long-duration deployments; and techniques to mitigate biofouling, corrosion, and other material degradation. Artist’s concept of Manta Ray UUV. Image credit: DARPA Public Affairs . “PacMar Technologies is thrilled to support DARPA in developing this novel class of undersea vehicles that are responsive to a critical need identified in the National Defense Strategy,” said Dan Brunk, PacMar Technologies' Chief Executive Officer. “This project complements our growing portfolio of R&D work on advanced power and energy systems, autonomy, and unmanned robotic vehicles for the undersea, surface, ground and air domains.” Key subcontractors on this program include the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) in Seattle, WA which has expertise in unmanned underwater vehicle autonomy and controls; North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC which has expertise in underwater energy harvesting; and Systems & Technology Research (STR) in Arlington, VA, which has expertise in undersea systems operations, sensors, communications, and signal processing. About PacMar Technologies PacMar Technologies is a leading provider of innovative research and development services for the Department of Defense, NASA, and other government agencies. Historically a provider of naval architecture and modeling and simulation services, its portfolio has diversified to encompass digital twins, power and energy systems, unmanned vehicles, robotics, autonomy, AI/ML, data science, inflatables, composites, and additive manufacturing. Since its founding in Hawaii in 1979, PacMar Technologies has grown to open offices in Rhode Island, Maine, Virginia, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. ​ » back to News » back to Hom epage

  • Palama Settlement Gift | PacMar Technologies

    Pacific Marine & Supply Company Celebrates its 80th Anniversary with $80,000 Donation to Palama Settlement for Preschools Article by Communications Staff Honolulu, HI - February 20, 2024 – In commemoration of its 80th Anniversary, Pacific Marine & Supply Company announced today a donation of $80,000 to Palama Settlement to build preschool classrooms. The new classrooms align with the state’s universal access to preschool initiative, Ready Keiki, which is being led by Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke. Pacific Marine has also committed to work with Palama Settlement on additional funding needs to ensure that these classrooms come to fruition. Since its founding by Fred and Alyce Loui in 1944, the Honolulu company has been a cornerstone of innovation and project excellence across diverse industries and has remained a family-owned and managed enterprise. Throughout its history, Pacific Marine has been committed to giving back to the local community and inspiring the next generations of innovation, entrepreneurship, and building a strong local workforce. Each year, Pacific Marine has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous local non-profit organizations, with a strong focus on education and children. "Our company was built over the last eight decades on the foundation of dedicated service and a philosophy of building and supporting the local community,” said Steven Loui, Chairman & President of Pacific Marine & Supply Company. "It all begins with our keiki and we are so happy to be able to partner with Palama Settlement to build preschools right in the heart of Kalihi. When I learned about the Lieutenant Governor’s preschool program, I knew right away that we wanted to help give Hawaii’s children the right start and get them ready for success in school. Hopefully, to become Hawaii’s future engineers, inventors, leaders and even boat builders.” Currently, there are over 8,000 unserved preschool-aged children in Hawaii. The Ready Keiki initiative focuses on expanding preschool seats —both public and private—while increasing childcare subsidies and supporting the early childhood workforce. “These collaborative partnerships bring us closer to reaching our goal of universal access to preschool for Hawaii’s keiki,” said Lt. Gov. Luke. “The support from partners like Pacific Marine and Palama Settlement speaks to the multi-faceted approach of Ready Keiki, embracing community collaboration to serve more of our youngest learners.” Since the pandemic, Palama Settlement has seen an increase in participating families and community volunteer groups that help to produce community events, engage in programming, and assist in community service projects. “As Palama continues to grow, we want to make sure that our programs and services are relevant, inclusive and accessible to our families,” said Executive Director Sam Aiona. “Thanks to Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke and donors like Steven Loui, our “Pālama Mamas” can rest assure that their toddlers will be ready for Elementary School through the new Family Learning Center, here, at Palama Settlement.” “Companies are about its people and we have been blessed,” continued Steven Loui. “As we celebrate this milestone, we reflect on our journey with immense pride, knowing that our family of companies continues to thrive thanks to the dedication of our highly qualified managers and talented employees and the support of our customers, vendors and the Hawaii Community. So many people have supported us and we want to make sure the next generation is ready to continue to move Hawaii forward.” ​ About Pacific Marine & Supply Company : 841 Bishop St., Suite 1110 Honolulu, HI 96813 Pacific Marine & Supply Company, headquartered in Honolulu, has been a leading force in Hawaii's economy since 1944. Specializing in defense, maritime transportation, construction, tourism, and technology R&D, the company fosters innovation and excellence across its family of subsidiaries including PacMar Technologies, Pacific Shipyards International, HSI Mechanical, SEABLADE, FLS Composites, Hull Scientific Research, and CAP Insurance Co. Inc. For more information about Pacific Marine & Supply Company and its subsidiaries, visit or contact us at or 808-848-6333. ​ About Palama Settlement : 810 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817 Established in 1896, Palama Settlement is a nonprofit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Pālama neighborhoods. Palama offers a wide range of educational, recreational, cultural, social, health and community-building programs and services for children, youth, adults and senior citizens. Palama Settlement’s mission is to partner with those who have the greatest need in the community, empowering them to enhance their well-being through health, education, and recreation. For more information about Palama Settlement, visit or contact us at . » back

  • 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

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