OceanGate Leadership

Stockton Rush

Chief Executive Officer

Stockton Rush is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of OceanGate Inc. As CEO, Rush is responsible for OceanGate’s financial and engineering leadership, shaping the company’s strategic direction with a clear vision focused on developing the next generation of manned submersible solutions for subsea operations in the commercial and defense sectors.

Neil McCurdy

Chief Operating Officer

In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, McCurdy is responsible for enabling operational excellence and building capabilities to position the company for future growth. His oversight will support OceanGate’s vision and innovation by managing prioritization, effective resource alignment, measurement and accountability across the company. McCurdy reports to the OceanGate Board of Directors and CEO Stockton Rush with a team that encompasses marketing, sales and operations.

David Lochridge

Director of Marine Operations

As Director of Marine Operations, David Lochridge is responsible for ensuring the safety of all crew and clients during submersible and surface operations, for maintaining and operating all marine assets, and for achieving the mission objectives during diverse and challenging submersible expeditions.

Joel Perry

Director of Media and Marketing

As Director of Media and Marketing for OceanGate, Joel Perry is responsible for all corporate communications, media relations and marketing programs for OceanGate. In this role, Joel develops expedition programs, manages strategic partner relations, and directs client outreach efforts.

Tony Nissen

Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering, Tony provides technical direction, oversight, and project management in the research and development, operation, design, and troubleshooting of all manned submersibles, their supporting machinery, launch and retrieval equipment, and required documentation and certification efforts.