About Us

Marine Construction Technologies is a Public Benefit Company.  Our mission is to develop innovative, engineering-driven solutions that provide both environmental and economic benefit to the marine construction industry.

Management and Advisory Team

Dave Marver

Co-founder

Dave is an entrepreneur and former public company CEO with a BA from Duke University and MBA from University of California at Los Angeles.  He has been based in both the US and Europe and has successfully commercialized new technologies in both geographies.  Dave serves as Board Chair for Marine Construction Technologies and is an Advisor to the International Finance Corporation’s World Bank Group.

Per Reinhall, PhD

Co-founder

Per is Chair of Mechanical Engineering at University of Washington, with expertise in dynamics, impact, and vibration analysis. He earned his MS and PhD in Applied Mechanics at Caltech. Per is Director of the Boeing Advanced Research Center at University of Washington and is a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow.

Julie hampden

environmental director

Julie is an environmental scientist and project manager, specializing in regulatory compliance, environmental permitting, and the Endangered Species Act.  She has worked as a liaison biologist for Washington State Department of Transportation at US Fish and Wildlife Service, completing formal and informal consultations for nearly a decade. She earned a BA from Harvard University and an MS in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.

ULF Reinhall

Operations Director

Ulf is an expert in large metal fabrication, having served of President of Rotodyne, Inc., a provider of consulting services for paper and pulp manufacturing facilities throughout North America.  He has a BS from University of Washington.

Mike Brenner

Foundation Consultant

Mike is an industry leader in heavy civil marine foundations. He has three decades of experience in marine construction, providing consulting services to the US Navy, Coast Guard, ACE, and scores of private contractors. Mike has invented and introduced a number of specialized foundation equipment innovations and holds several related patents. He is from the Deep South, loves his family, enjoys new challenges, and has a single digit golf handicap!

Bob Bittner, PE

Advisor

Bob is immediate Past President of the Deep Foundation Institute, the world’s leading association for engineers and contractors working in the foundations industry.  Currently President of Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers, Bob earned a BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Construction Management from Stanford University.  He has over 45 years experience building marine structures.

Alex Staley

Advisor

Alex is Founder and President of Analytical Management Solutions, a global Engineering Consulting firm specializing in project management and controls.  He is a highly experienced construction planning expert, with direct experience consulting on large-scale marine construction projects across the globe.  Alex has a BS in Construction from University of Florida.

Céline Cousteau

Philanthropic Advisor

Céline is a French-American explorer and filmmaker.  A Member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, Céline holds a Masters in International and Intercultural Management.  She is founder and executive director of the non-profit cause-focused multimedia company, CauseCentric Productions.  Céline is daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau.  

Philanthropy

Marine Construction Technologies is a Delaware-registered public benefit corporation and donates a portion of revenues to organizations aligned with its mission.

In partnership with the University of Washington

Marine Construction Technologies, PBC is based on technology developed at University of Washington (UW).  The University is part-owner of our company and receives royalties on sales of our products.  We are proud of our association with UW, an institution with a rich tradition of maritime innovation and concern for the environment.

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"Reinhall Piles provide a much needed and environmentally beneficial innovation in the arena of marine construction. This technology can significantly reduce the noise mitigation effort and setup time, and is far more protective."
Michael Spillane, PE, President Herrera Environmental Associates

Hear the difference

Recorded from hydrophone deployed at 10m during subscale testing of 8" steel piles in Seattle, Washington in 2013.

You are hearing 4 strikes of a standard pile followed by 4 strikes of a Reinhall Pile™. Notice the difference.