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Engineering firm makes two hires

Two new team members have been added at Art Anderson Associates.

Stephen E. Gatz, PE, is a naval architect working in the firm’s marine group.

Marc A. Derenburger has joined the facilities group as an entry-level mechanical engineer.

Gatz brings a diverse background in naval architecture and marine engineering design, marine research and development, and marine operations. His first professional experience was as a Program Manger and Captain for Silverbay Marine Services, where he became versed in maritime practices and values.

While already possessing a degree in geography and geology, he was drawn to the marine industry, and obtained a second bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia. He developed his experience as a student engineer with BC Ferries, and as a research and design engineer with Mustang Survival Corporation, where he conceived, designed, and managed development of personal floatation devices and adverse weather survival garments. He went on to work in naval architecture roles with Elliott Bay Design Group and Jensen Maritime Consultants before obtaining his Professional Engineering license.

Derenburger, a recent summa cum laude graduate of Washington State University’s mechanical engineering program at Olympic College. His educational credentials and strong desire to learn the ropes of the profession impressed the leadership at Art Anderson Associates.  Notable accomplishments include development of a maze-solving robot, design and analysis of a steam power plant, and coauthoring a patent for real-time guidance and mapping of a tunnel boring machine and tunnel.

Derenburger will work closely in a mentor-protégé relationship with the Chief Design Engineer of the firm’s Facilities Group, Sean Hoynes.

Art Anderson Associates is a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm offering diverse expertise in the marine and landside environments.

Areas of emphasis include new and renovation design for marine vessels, waterfront infrastructure engineering, environmental and energy consulting services, and engineering services in support of US government facilities.

 

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