William Berry is president of Applied Remote Technology, which directs the development of enabling technologies for undersea vehicle systems. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an M.A. in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He has extensive experience in undersea systems development and production.
Charles Black is president of the Mardela Corporation. He has extensive experience in marine technology and as a marine adviser over a broad range of maritime issues. Mr. Black has served as president of the Mardela Corporation since 1968 and chairman of the Marquest Group, Inc., in Bourne, Massachusetts, since 1983. He has been involved with the design, manufacture, and operation of equipment for deep-ocean search, positioning, and imagery and has conducted pioneering work in oyster and marine gastropod aquaculture. Mr. Black has served on a number of national and international marine advisory panels, including the Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, the Conference on the Law of the Sea, the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Advisory Committee on the Oceans and Atmosphere.
Anthony Calio is executive vice president of Hughes Information Technology Corporation. He is a former undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and assistant administrator for space application for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, is a Sloan Fellow from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and holds a D.Sc. from Washington University. Dr. Calio was the recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Service medal, Exceptional Scientific Achievement medal, and Distinguished Service medal.
Edward Liszka is associate director of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. He directs the major technology and development programs performed by ARL, including weapons technology, underwater acoustics, and undersea vehicles. Dr. Liska is a past manager of the Navy’s technology efforts for undersea weapons guidance and control and was awarded the Navy’s Special Achievements Award. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Catholic University of America.
William Silcox is retired from a vice presidency at Wellstream Corporation and a long career with Chevron Corporation as senior offshore engineer in its Offshore Technology and Planning Staff. Mr. Silcox holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a consultant to the National Science Foundation’s Deep Sea Drilling Project, the National Petroleum Council Task Group on Arctic Oil and Gas Reserves, and the American Petroleum Institute. He