Alex designs and validates engineering solutions in ThayerMahan’s long-endurance, cross-domain robotic systems. He designed and maintains our NIST 800-171-compliant cloud architecture that supports our day-to-day operations. Alex also integrates and supervises outside contractors, suppliers/vendors and ThayerMahan engineers who may be working on different aspects of the company's mission at any given time.
Alex has a significant background in the design, deployment and management of complex systems that includes many notable projects, including the installation, planning and commissioning of a $17m PLC-based ballast control system onboard the wreck Costa Concordia; the design and supervision of execution of a survey and positioning system for installing the Furie Kitchen Lights Unit # 3 Gas platform in Alaska; management of the mobilization of MV SVENJA, a 525’ heavy lift ship in Singapore; oversight of the installation of a 10-point mooring system with full hydraulics and a drive-by-wire control system; and the planning and oversight of flotilla safety systems. Alex is the author of several patents related to maritime autonomy and control systems.
Prior to joining ThayerMahan, Alex was Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Sea Machines, a start-up maritime engineering firm that introduced advanced autonomous systems to the commercial maritime space.
The Catholic University of America