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Mindy Miller - Brief Biography
After relocating to Vero Beach in 2019, Mindy joined the Triton team to manage all aspects of digital marketing and communications. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from New Mexico State University and has more than 18 years of experience in marketing, communications, web design, multimedia and professional photography. When she doesn’t have a camera in her hand, Mindy can be found hanging from a trapeze, playing guitar, riding bikes, kayaking and diving the seas or climbing mountains with her husband and two daughters.
Chris Devoe - Brief Biography
Originally from Connecticut, Chris relocated to Florida in 2008. He has 10 years of experience in construction followed by 10 years at Lockheed Martin as a senior electrical installer, which included building Black Hawk helicopters. In 2019 Chris joined our shop assembly team at Triton’s headquarters in Sebastian, FL.
Steve Chappell - Brief Biography
For nearly 30 years Steve has pursued ocean exploration in numerous capacities, including working as a senior submersible pilot with multiple endorsements from Atlantis, Voyager and Perry Deep Subs. Additionally, Steve is a vessel captain, divemaster, marine commentator and holds a USCG 100 ton license and FCC marine operator permit. Steve’s extensive background in submersible operations and adventure has been a tremendous asset to Triton since he joined the team in 2018.
Coleton Wells - Brief Biography
Before joining the assembly team at Triton’s Sebastian headquarters in 2018, Coleton worked for two years as a pinsetter mechanic on a Brunswick A2 machine. He has a zest for adventure and once backpacked through seven countries in Europe over a period of 60 days.
Craig Barnett - Brief Biography
Working in yachting media for the last two decades, Craig’s role in journalism and editorial content generation has led him from his native Wales, through extended stints living in the Middle East and Florida, to joining the Triton team in Barcelona. Just one dive in a Triton submersible off the Bahamas was all it took to convince him that the team and product are where his passion and professional future lies.
From personal watercraft through to megayachts and as the founding Editor in Chief of INVICTUS Magazine, Craig has acquired a wide-aspect view of the leisure marine sector, from concept and design, through construction, operation, the yachting lifestyle and interaction with yacht owners, equipping him to contribute to the development of Triton’s communication, global visibility and the generation of sales.
Rhonda Darling - Brief Biography
Ladd Bourne - Brief Biography
Ladd Borne has 25+ years of manned submersible engineering and ocean industry experience. Formerly he worked as an ocean engineer for Harbor Branch Oceanographic and as president and editor of Ocean News & Technology Magazine. Ladd holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida.
Matt Thigpen - Brief Biography
Currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of South Carolina, Matt originally joined the Triton team as a Manufacture and Assembly technician in 2016. After participating in the completion of multiple Triton subs, Matt joined the Engineering team to assist in the design and manufacture of future submersibles and component systems.
Stirling Jones - Brief Biography
R. Monroe Roos - Brief Biography
Although born in Florida, Monroe’s family is from Aruba where he was raised. He has always been connected to the ocean and was a competitive swimmer in his youth. His career history includes working as the Captain of whale watching tour boats in Alaska and completing submarines refits. Monroe is also another Triton employee with an extensive background in operating submersibles. He began as a Sub Technician with Atlantis Submarines in 2005, became a submarine pilot for them in 2009 and accumulated over 1,500 dives working in Hawaii and Guam.
David Stott - Brief Biography
Like quite a few Triton employees, Dave is originally from the UK but moved to the Treasure Coast in 1995. His background includes working at Burmley Engineering Products in the UK, working as an Engineering Manager for Vero Machine Industries for 13 years and working as a Production Manager for Dettmers Industries – altogether more than 36 years in manufacturing and engineering. That experience and skill is now part of the submersible assembly team here at Triton.
L Bruce Jones - Brief Biography
L. Bruce Jones is Triton’s CEO and has been involved in the civil submarine business for over 30 years. He is an expert at all aspects of manned submersibles, deep diving submersibles, tourist submarines, diesel electric civil submarines, personal luxury submarines and one-atmosphere undersea resorts and residences.
He was the co-founder of U.S. Submarines in 1993 and remains its President. He is also the CEO of Poseidon Undersea Resorts and U.S. Submarine Structures. Bruce is a member of the Manned Submersible Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Science from Trinity University, did graduate work in Mineralogy and solid state physics, attended the Executive MBA program at St. Mary’s University and he holds the titles Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (F.G.A.), and Deutsche Gemmologische Gesselshaft (D.Gem. G).
He owns the world’s most advanced private gemological research lab. He is a Private Pilot with experience in single and multi-engine airplanes, helicopters, gyrocopters, seaplanes, gliders, hang gliders, ultralights, hot air balloons and the Fuji blimp. He and his pilot wife are preparing for a ‘round the world trip in a single engine piston aircraft. He is also a former U.S. Collegiate National Skydiving Champion.
Ken Aldrich - Brief Biography
Originally from Bethpage, New York, Ken has been living on the Treasure Coast for more than 20 years working in a variety of technological and energy sector corporations as a buyer and purchasing manager, including the Grumman Corporation (now Northrop/Grumman), Voight Aircraft and Power Systems Manufacturing, manufacturing gas turbines. At Triton, Ken performs the critical function of ensuring that the equipment needed for each sub assembly is ordered and present when needed.
Patrick Lahey - Brief Biography
Patrick Lahey is the co-founder and President of Triton Submarines based in Sebastian, Florida. He recently became the second Canadian to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench and the first person to dive the Challenger Deep twice while accompanied by another explorer. Patrick also successfully completed the world’s deepest ever salvage operation at 10,927 meters during one of his historic dives in the Mariana Trench.
Born in Ottawa Canada, Patrick began diving in 1975 and started working as a professional diver in 1982. He has nearly 40 years of commercial underwater experience earned from his involvement in a diverse range of projects around the world. During his career, Patrick has participated in the design, engineering, manufacture and testing of numerous underwater vehicles and diving systems including over 60 manned submersibles. He is a fully qualified air, mixed-gas and bell-saturation diver with a background in electronics and instrumentation.
In his role at Triton Submarines, Patrick has overseen the development of the company’s entire range of submersibles, including the Triton 36,000/2 or Limiting Factor, which was used during the groundbreaking Five Deeps Expedition. The Triton 36,000/2 is the first and only full ocean depth capable manned submersible to be fully accredited by an internationally recognized third party classification society (DNV-GL) with an ‘unlimited diving depth’ noted on the certificate.
Troy Engen - Brief Biography
Troy started his professional career with an 11 year stint as a commercial pilot which included piloting lighter than air craft. He was part of the inception of the tourist submarine industry in Grand Cayman, working for the company that began it all, RSL, for 7 years before switching to Atlantis Submarines. He has completed a total of more than 10,000 dives in submersibles, making him one of the most experienced underwater pilots in the world. Since 2009 Troy has been working at Triton and uses his extensive experience in submersible design, manufacture, and maintenance to oversee the construction of all the different sub models produced in the Sebastian facility.
Kelvin Magee - Brief Biography
Originally from Canada, Kelvin has spent much of his professional career traveling the world in a wide variety of dive projects from the surface to 13,000 feet.
Kelvin’s dive world spans from Scuba to Mixed Gas, to Technical Diving, ROV operation and submersibles.
Jim Harris - Brief Biography
Jim Harris has been in the marine industry over 30 years as a career Captain, submersible pilot and marine electrician. He has been with Triton for every submersible build and directs the electrical department for Triton. He also is one of the lead test pilots and instructors.
Previously, Jim spent nine years with Atlantis Adventures, Oahu where he helped develop the first multi sub site and has logged over 4500 dives on tourist submersibles. He also participated in the construction of several submersibles including, TS XIV (64 passenger), TS XI (48 passenger) and the private submersible, “Pagoo” (1200’ 10 person sub), before joining Triton. Jim has also participated on several large yacht builds during his career.
Jim is a licensed Master 500 grt with USCG and Cayman Islands. He also holds the USCG Master of Submersible license. He has done missions on Triton submersibles worldwide. In Ogasawara, Jim had the honor of piloting the submersible for Dr. Kubodera during the historic filming of the giant squid. Later that year Jim was on the first team to dive submersibles in Antarctica and is the only person to pilot a Triton submersible in those icy waters. Jim is also one of the few people to ever pilot a single person submersible to 1000m which he accomplished during the first deep test dive of Triton’s new MD-1 Submersible.
Ron Stamm - Brief Biography
Following 10 years’ experience as an FCC licensed Avionic and Marine Electronic Technician, Ron earned an BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While working as electrical engineer for such companies as Harris – RF Communications, and Panasonic (MECA), Ron completed an MBA from Rutgers University specializing in New Product Development and Strategic Marketing. Since then Ron has spent 12 years in both project and engineering management at Nokia and Verizon Wireless, before joining Triton Submarines in 2014. Although initially in an engineering position, Ron’s role has expanded to include both Project and Contracts Management and now specializes in product quality, process and business management. Ron is an avid SCUBA diver, boater and fisherman.
Sue Engen - Brief Biography
Originally from the UK, Sue has also lived in South Africa and the Cayman Islands before settling in the US. She worked extensively as a travel professional before switching to office management, working for companies that include American Express, Publix, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Commercial Union and British Airways. Sue’s tasks at Triton include administrative oversight and coordinating the many activities involving Triton teams in Sebastian and all over the world, wherever Triton submersibles may be.
Jarl Stromer - Brief Biography
Jarl is responsible for all matters pertaining to Class requirements, Flag State requirements and other regulatory affairs. He was employed by the American Bureau of Shipping as a senior engineer where he was responsible for design review of manned submersibles during the inception and subsequent prolific expansion of that industry. He has performed design reviews and/or surveys on many of the tourist submersibles and research submersibles in operation today. He’s had an active role in the development of most of the standards in use in the industry dating back to the inception of the modern tourist submersible concept in the mid-1980’s. Mr. Stromer serves on the Subcommittee Viewports of the ASME PVHO Standard. He has also been a member of the Association of Diving Contractors Technical Committee (promulgated the ADCI Consensus Standard) as well as the International Maritime Organization ADHOC Committee for Tourist Submersibles. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and specializes in pressure technology and materials science. He has lectured on the subject of non-military submersibles for shipyards, industry symposiums, and universities.
Cory Young - Brief Biography
Before coming to Triton, Cory was a professional artist who attended CalArts and in the late 80’s was instrumental in bringing South Florida’s commercial art and publishing industry into the digital age. His versatile talents are now appreciated at Triton in a multitude of fields.
Mike Haley - Full Biography
Michael Haley has a wide variety of experience in several marine related fields. He has a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California and spent two decades teaching and conducting university research in marine biology, including seven years as the Director of the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory in Jamaica.
More recently, he has installed ceramic based artificial reefs at several locations in the Caribbean and the Arabian Gulf and he has also worked as an environmental consultant in the marine salvage industry. He is experienced in the use of subs for marine research, starting back in the 1980s with Perry-class submersibles and heads Triton’s focus on developing options packages to facilitate biological, chemical, geological and archaeological research.
Mike Sullivan - Brief Biography
Mike graduated from Indian River College locally with a degree in electronic engineering. He spent years at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) as the lead electronic technician of the Johnson Sea Link Manned Submersible. His duties, working with his brother Jim (another Triton employee) included installation and maintenance of all electronic equipment and sub crew members making hundreds of dives during scientific expeditions. Mike also worked as the electronic technician on the Aquarius 2000 Underwater Saturation Habitat and Laboratory and brings an enormous amount of experience to the table here at Triton.
Joshua Harrison - Brief Biography
Joshua works at Triton as part of the shop assembly team. As an experienced commercial driver, he is a critical part of the quality control and certification team, delivering assembled subs to the facility in Texas for external pressure testing and facilitating proper certification procedures. He has also traveled with Triton to complete build procedures and certification to locations that include the Bahamas, Tahiti, Australia, and Malta.
Colin Quigley - Brief Biography
Colin has been with Triton since 2010 and is part of the shop assembly team at the Sebastian site. He has more than 43 years experience as a diver and is also part of the in-house group involved in the initial sea trials of new Triton subs. He has traveled to Japan twice and the Bahamas on numerous occasions, working as a swimmer in surface based operations during critical launch and recovery procedures.
Dave 'Sparky' Ahlgreen - Brief Bio
Dave is part of the shop assembly team at Triton. His background includes over 35 years experience working as a commercial electrician and his role at Triton involves testing and installing many of the critical electrical components including batteries, battery management systems and control systems. Working with Triton, he has traveled to Seattle, LA, Japan, Guam, Argentina and Malta, completing final assembly work, refit work and helping prepare for annual surveys.
Kelvin McGee - Brief Bio
Born in New Zealand, Kelvin’s family moved to Vancouver Island in Canada when he was young. He has an extensive maritime background, having been a commercial diver for more than 25 years and also piloting Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs) all over the world. He has been involved in an extensive range of dive projects from the surface to 13,000 ft and also spent more than 10 years working with Deep Rover submersibles. Kelvin has worked at Triton since 2011 and is a critical part of the operations team, piloting subs and training clients who purchase Triton subs. Additionally, he is involved in assembling the subs themselves in Sebastian.
Mat Jordan - Brief Bio
Mat works in the electronics section of the shop assembly team putting together new Triton subs in Sebastian. He has a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida and is continuing his academic training at FIT to obtain a Master’s degree while working at Triton. His previous job experience includes working at Comlabs on satellite communication protocols and ocean engineering design work at the Sparton Corporation.
Tiffany Lantier - Brief Bio
Tiffany is born and raised in Vero Beach and has over 17 years of experience in accounting and office management. She oversees the financial management and documentation of Triton’s accounts and plays a critical role in overseeing the purchasing of vendor supplied components that are incorporated into every submersible build.
Marvin Poole - Brief Bio
Marvin is part of the shop assembly team and has experience few can match. He served in the US Army and was then recruited by NASA in its fledgeling stages to work on the lunar lander. Afterwards he spent 10 years working on underwater life support systems for the Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras, diving to the bottom of oil platforms. He then went to work for Atlantis Submarines, the tourist submarine company, as a maintenance supervisor in Grand Cayman. Next he oversaw new submarine construction in Vancouver, including the construction of a 64 passenger sub, the largest tourist submarine to date. Since 2007, Marvin has worked for Triton and has been an integral part of every Triton sub model constructed since the formation of the company.
John Ramsay - Brief Bio
John is responsible for the design and creation of every new Triton. He has been a lead engineer on 17 new-build submersibles, including both military and commercial projects and vehicles built to ABS, Lloyds and DNV-GL classification.
Tom Blades - Brief Bio
Hector Salvador - Pilot & Technician
Hector studied Aeronautical Engineering in Spain and Space Systems Engineering in the Netherlands.
After years supporting space education, microgravity research and international cooperation at LEEM, the European Space Agency or the International Astronautical Federation, he decided to shift the focus of his passion for exploration from outer to inner space, becoming a dive instructor and a submersible pilot in 2012.
Hector has operated 10 submersibles from different manufacturers and has trained more than 35 new pilots and surface officers from various nationalities. He was the Manager of Field Operations of U-Boat Worx B.V. until 2015 and joined Triton Submarines in 2016.
In his spare time, Hector is pursuing a diploma in Maritime Archaeology and is learning to fly single engine piston aircraft.
Paris Birch - Receptionist & Administration
Originally from San Francisco California, Paris is now living permanently in Sebastian, Florida.
Paris holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Arts from Platt College in San Diego, CA. Both her parents worked for the international airlines which allowed her to travel extensively from a young age. She has over ten years’ experience working in the Yacht and Charter industry in different capacities. As First & Second Officer, Paris has sailed US West & East Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean & South America. As Operations Manager she was responsible for administration, crew and event planning, scheduling of charters and supervision of deck crew.
Paris has an administrative role at Triton overseeing Health and Safety, DOT Compliance and Insurance.
Megan Poole - Shipping & Receiving
Submersibles have been a part of Megan’s entire life, making her a natural fit for Triton when she joined the team in 2018. She spent 22 years living in Grand Cayman and worked for Atlantis Submarines in the 90s performing a variety of duties, primarily in their sales and marketing department. Now at Triton, Megan handles the high volume of shipping and receiving needs at our headquarters in Sebastian, FL.