Juliet Marine Systems is dedicated to the rapid development and deployment of technologies that will enhance performance and safety in small vessels. We employ an agile design process to develop advanced vessels and associated technologies much faster, and at greatly reduced cost, as compared to typical defense contractors or heavy industry. Inspired by our team’s experience with medical devices, advanced robotics and venture capital start-ups, we have taken the concept of “thinking out of the box” and applied it across all facets of system research, design, development and production. We are proud to bring a disruptive approach to one of the oldest technical professions, shipbuilding.

 

Company Leadership
For biographical information, please click on a name below.

 

Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

 

Gregory E. Sancoff ~ Chairman of the Board of Directors
President/CEO, Juliet Marine Systems, Inc.

Mr. Gregory E. Sancoff is an exceptionally successful inventor, investor and management specialist who has successfully started or turned around every company he has been associated with over the past 31 years. The innovation, ingenuity and problem solving skills he uses to meet challenges have resulted in the award of 45 patents with seven additional patents pending. His strength is in recognizing problems, technical or management, and developing successful solutions in a very short period of time. As a result, he has served in executive positions including President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, in all companies he has founded or acquired. These companies include Block Design/Block Medical, River Medical, IVAC, and ONUX Medical.

 

David M. Barrett, M.D. ~ Director

Dr. Barrett has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lahey Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty health care organization, since 1999. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Governors and is a member of Lahey Clinic's Board of Trustees. Dr. Barrett has held Chair of the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic since 1990. He has been Director of CR Bard, Inc. since June 10, 2009 and of AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, Inc., since September, 2010. He serves as Director of Commonfund. Dr. Barrett is also a professor of urology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a Trustee at Albion College. He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Hospital Association. From 1970 to 1972, Dr. Barrett served as a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War, and became Chief of the Aeromedical Service at Cam Rahn Bay Air Base. Dr. Barrett received his B.A. from Albion College and his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine.


Hon. Jay M. Cohen, RADM USN (Ret) ~ Director, Science Advisor

Rear Admiral Jay M. Cohen retired in 2006 following a 38 year Naval career. He holds a joint Ocean Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from MIT. Highlights of his career include serving as the 20th Chief of Naval Research, responsible for the $2B+/year Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) Program. He served an unprecedented five and a half year assignment reporting directly to the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps. While serving as Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for DHS research, development, test and evaluation, Congress added $63M to the nearly $1B DHS S&T budget. The transformation of DHS S&T (from the lowest morale federal government component in 2006 to among the highest in 2008) is a success story that is captured in Hill testimony, press articles, international partnerships and a recent National Geographic TV special.

Admiral James R. Hogg, USN (Ret) ~ Director

Admiral Hogg recently retired as the Director of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group, assuming the position in July 1995. Just prior to that he served for four years as President of the National Security Industrial Association. Admiral Hogg graduated from the Naval Academy and served for thirty-five years, attaining the grade of Admiral in October 1988. His sea commands included a Guided Missile Cruiser, two Destroyer Squadrons, and a Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet from May 1983 - March 1985. His Staff service included assignment as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Director of Military Personnel Policy, and Director of Naval Warfare working in the areas of military requirements and acquisition. Before retirement from the Navy in May 1991, he served three years as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Military Committee, gaining comprehensive experience at the highest levels of political/military planning and policy development. Admiral Hogg, in addition to the U.S. Naval Academy, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College and holds a degree of Master of Science in Business Administration at George Washington University. While on active duty he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (three), the Legion of Merit (three) and other U.S. and foreign decorations. He has received the Vice Admiral Charles E. Weakley Award (1989), the Betsy Ross Freedom Award (1991), and the Roland M. Teel Award (1995).

Kevin Kinsella ~ Director


Kevin Kinsella founded Avalon Ventures in 1983. He has specialized in the formation and financing of more than 100 early-stage companies.

 

Mr. Kinsella is an MIT graduate and holds an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. He conducted post-graduate work in political economy on a Rotary International Fellowship at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Kinsella won the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award for producing Jersey Boys and produced the Grammy Award-winning Jersey Boys Original Cast Recording, which has gone Double Platinum (selling more than 2 million discs). He won a second Tony nomination for producing, Jesus Christ Superstar.

 

Mr. Kinsella is on the Boards of Avelas Biosciences and Cardeas Pharma. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Broadway League (Tony voter). Kinsella Estates (Sonoma County) produces the highest rated Cabernet in the Dry Creek Valley, receiving a 95 point rating from Wine Spectator and 94 from The Wine Advocate. His collection of California Plein Air art, housed at the Kinsella Library in La Jolla, is among the best in the world.


Thomas R. Richards, RADM USN (Ret) ~ Director
Vice President, Senior Military Affairs Advisor, Juliet Marine Systems, Inc.

Rear Admiral Thomas R. Richards retired in 1999 following a 30 year Naval Special Warfare career during which he served as the Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command in San Diego, CA. In this position, he was responsible for providing combat ready SEALS and Special Warfare Combat Crewmembers to Theater Combatant Commanders as well as the planning, programming and budgeting for Naval Special Warfare, a command of over 5,500 personnel with an annual budget in excess of $550 million. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Combat V (2), and Purple Heart.

Hon. Paul Schneider ~ Science Advisor


The Honorable Paul A. Schneider is a defense and aerospace consultant; and a Principal in The Chertoff Group, an organization that provides security, risk management and merger/acquisition advisory services for government and corporate clients around the world. Previously, he served the Department of Homeland Security first as the Under Secretary for Management and then as the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. He earlier served as the Senior Acquisition Executive of the National Security Agency (NSA), where he was responsible for oversight and execution of signals intelligence and information security development and acquisition programs; the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition where he was responsible for the oversight and execution of Navy and Marine Corps research, development and acquisition programs with an annual budget in excess of $30 billion; and as the Executive Director and Senior Civilian of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Navy's largest shore organization. In this position, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of an $18 billion a year, 70,000-person organization, including shipyards, laboratories, and engineering and test facilities.

 

Schneider holds a degree in nuclear engineering and is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Armed forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Association of Scientists and Engineers (ASE), Navy League, Association of Old Crows and the Naval Institute. He currently serves on several corporate boards, advisory groups and is Chairman of the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee.


Senator John E. Sununu ~ Director

John Sununu graduated with a B.S. and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1991. He was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Fifth and the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2003). He was also elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2002, and served from January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2009.

Eric Womble ~ Director, Science Advisor

Mr. Thurston Eric Womble received his undergraduate degree in 1979 from the United States Naval Academy and earned an MBA from Marymount College of Virginia. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1980. He was then assigned to the Program Resource Appraisal Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP81). He served as a White House Social Aide for President Ronald Reagan. He was assigned as Flag Secretary to Commander Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan. Subsequently, he was assigned as a Fleet Replacement Instructor in Patrol Squadron 30 and Operations Officer in Patrol Squadron 49. Mr. Womble served as principal Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Research from April 1992 to December 1995. He became the Military Legislative Assistant for Senator Trent Lott, Mississippi, in December 1995, and concurrently assumed the duties of National Security Advisor for the Senate Majority Leader in April 1997. Mr. Womble joined Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) in late 2002 as Corporate Vice President, Programs in Washington, D.C. Mr. Womble led the Advanced Capabilities Group from December 2005 until March 2008 for the Ship Systems’ sector which builds surface combatants and amphibious ships for the U.S. Navy and cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard. He has over 23 years of experience serving in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the United States federal government.

Management

 

Gregory E. Sancoff ~ President/CEO

Mr. Gregory E. Sancoff is an exceptionally successful inventor, investor and management specialist who has successfully started or turned around every company he has been associated with over the past 31 years. The innovation, ingenuity and problem solving skills he uses to meet challenges have resulted in the award of 45 patents with seven additional patents pending. His strength is in recognizing problems, technical or management, and developing successful solutions in a very short period of time. As a result, he has served in executive positions including President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, in all companies he has founded or acquired. These companies include Block Design/Block Medical, River Medical, IVAC, and ONUX Medical.

Thomas R. Richards, RADM USN (Ret) ~ Vice President, Senior Military Affairs Advisor

Rear Admiral Thomas R. Richards retired in 1999 following a 30 year Naval Special Warfare career during which he served as the Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command in San Diego, CA. In this position, he was responsible for providing combat ready SEALS and Special Warfare Combat Crewmembers to Theater Combatant Commanders as well as the planning, programming and budgeting for Naval Special Warfare, a command of over 5,500 personnel with an annual budget in excess of $550 million. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Combat V (2), and Purple Heart.

Curt Lintvedt ~ Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Lintvedt received his Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from San Diego State University and his Master's of Business Administration from National University in San Diego. He began his career with the national CPA firm of Deloitte & Touche. He has over 35 years of experience in accounting and finance, working mainly with small and start-up manufacturing companies. Mr. Lintvedt participated in two successful start-up organizations that were acquired by Fortune 500 companies. He was the Founding Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at BLOCK Medical, Inc. in San Diego, CA, which was acquired by Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. He was also the Founding CFO of ONUX Medical, Inc. in Hampton, NH, which was acquired by Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of CR Bard, Inc. In addition, Mr. Lintvedt has been an independent consulting CFO for numerous small corporations.

Joe Curcio ~ Vice President of Research and Development


Mr. Curcio received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Vermont, a Master’s of Engineering in Ocean Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Ocean Systems Management from MIT. His Master’s thesis addressed the concept of remote monitoring of the benthic marine environment using robotic camera systems. While working at the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Lab, Mr. Curcio worked on the design of the early Odyssey class AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and led a team in the design and development of CETUS, the world’s first production level Autonomous Underwater Vehicle that is capable of hovering and station-keeping.

 

Mr. Curcio has over twenty years of engineering and consulting experience working in the marine and robotics field. Prior to joining Juliet Marine Systems, Mr. Curcio ran a small startup company focused on marine autonomy. Projects included the development of low cost Unmanned Surface Vehicles, aquaculture fish pen automation systems and numerous consulting projects. Prior work experience includes the design and development of process automation tools for IBM, development of mobile patient monitoring systems, test and measurement components for orthopedic rehabilitation and other specialized electro-mechanical systems.

 

Mr. Curcio also spent several years pursuing his passion working aboard large sailing vessels, including two of the historic J-Class yachts, Endeavour (JK4) and Shamrock V (JK3). As engineer aboard these vessels, Mr. Curcio honed his problem-solving skills and gained substantial practical experience designing and improving electro-mechanical systems subjected to the harshest of marine conditions. Mr. Curcio presently lives in Maine with his wife and two young sons where they enjoy time skiing, sailing, and biking together. Mr. Curcio is an active member of ASNE and SNAME with particular interest in helping shape the implementation of COLREGS compliant marine autonomy for Unmanned Systems.



 

 
 
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