Team

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Clayton Hiles, Co-Founder. MASc, PEng  linked_in_icon

Clayton is a coastal engineer with a decade of ocean engineering experience. He has a Master of Applied Science from the University of Victoria, and has been Principal at Cascadia Coast Research for five years. His expertise includes computational modelling of ocean hydrodynamics and wind-waves, assessment of coastal hazards and quantification of marine renewable energy resources.

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Scott Beatty, Co-Founder. PhD  linked_in_icon

Dr. Beatty has over a decade of marine systems R&D experience as an ocean engineer and researcher. In his doctoral work at University of Victoria, he designed and deployed wave measurement instruments and prototype wave energy converters in oceans and wave tanks. He’s developed, patented, as well as authored publications and International standards for wave energy conversion technologies. His expertise include ocean technology development, testing, and due diligence.

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Bryce Bocking, Research Engineer. BASc, MASc Candidate  linked_in_icon

Bryce is a mechanical engineer with expertise in control systems, instrumentation, and analysis for marine technology. He is Master of Applied Science Candidate from University of Victoria and has amassed significant lab and field experience in marine technology R&D from experimental wave energy conversion at University of Victoria,  sensor platforms at Ocean Networks Canada, and product development at AML Oceanographic.

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Eric Siegel, Advisor. Director, Laridae Consulting  linked_in_icon

Eric has broad experiences in ocean technology and business development and has been involved with growing ocean technology companies in Canada, the USA and the UK over the past twenty years.  Before founding Laridae Consulting, he was a director of Nortek with a focus on developing their wave measurement business sector.  Eric is trained in physical oceanography, naval architecture and marine engineering, and earned an MBA with a focus on leadership, innovation, and global business.  He was the winner of the prestigious Babson University MBA Marketing Case Competition and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honour Society.

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Joshua McKenty, Advisor. Field CTO, Pivotal Cloud Foundry  linked_in_icon

A San Francisco 40-Under-40 and NASA Ames Honor Award recipient, Josh brings two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, management and software engineering and architecture to bear on MarineLAB’s strategic direction. Before his work at Pivotal, he was founding CEO of Piston Cloud Computing, Inc (acq. by Cisco). Previously, Joshua was Chief Cloud Architect at NASA Ames, where he co-founded the OpenStack project. While working for the Global Earthquake Model (an international World Bank program), he led the first release of OpenQuake. He is a charter member of the C100, and an advisor to Canadian-led technology companies.