Our Management Team
Subsea Global Solutions maintains a very seasoned management team with experts compiled from several maritime, diving and service related industries. Our management team embrace our 6 core values and inspire our employees to do the same.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Paul Peters started his career in commercial diving as a summer intern in 1986 in Miami, Florida. A native of Minnesota he returned to the Midwest to complete his BA degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he also played 4 years of basketball. Over 30 years Paul has sat in almost every seat in SGS including diving, operations, finance, and various management positions. He was a key part of the merger strategy to create one organization and was named CEO in 2013 of Subsea Global Solutions. He is an avid sports fan that follows all the local South Florida teams and likes to escape to the North Carolina mountains for a little peace and quiet.
VICE PRESIDENT / CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Elizabeth joined Subsea Global Solutions in April of 2014. Prior to joining Subsea Global Solutions, Elizabeth spent 14 years with Ingersoll Rand holding a variety of positions culminating in becoming District Finance Leader for Central America and Caribbean. During her tenure at IR, Elizabeth opened five Greenfield offices throughout Central America and Caribbean and was responsible for financial oversight, forecasting and strategic planning.
Elizabeth earned both her Bachelor’s in Accounting/International Business and Master’s in Accounting from Florida International University.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - GLOBAL TECHNICAL GROUP
Rick Shilling has been involved with the maritime industry for over 25 years and has spent the last 10 years with Subsea Global Solutions in business development. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY with a degree in Marine Engineering Systems, Rick has remained a leader (both in the field and in management) in marine services for his entire professional career. A resident of New York State, where he resides with his wife and two children, Rick is active in his community as a first responder and K-9 trainer for Disaster and Wilderness Ground Searchers Inc., a professional volunteer K-9 Search and Rescue team. As a certified K-9 handler with two certified K-9s, Rick has successfully supported Search and Rescue operations with his K-9’s throughout New York and Connecticut.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY
Harun has joined Subsea Global Solutions in October 2016. Prior to that, he has worked for 16 years with V.Ships, the largest ship management company in the world. During his tenure with V.Group, he has held a number of key international positions, including setting up and managing the Group’s Istanbul office since 2004, and heading up the Business Development function for its largest region, Europe, Middle East and Africafor the last four years. With strategic assignments in Greece, UAE, Qatar, Singapore, Monaco, Germany, and UK,Harun’s areas of expertise in the commercial shipping industry expandedfrom ship management to oil & gas (offshore assets) with exposure to most vessel types that SGS is servicing.
Originally a deck officer with a nautical degree from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Harun holds a PgD in Marine Management from Southampton Solent University – UK, and an Executive MBA degree from Koc University – Istanbul.
A member of the International Propeller Club, Harun is now residing in the beatiful city of Weston - Miami, with his wife Hilkat and their son Doruk and daughter Duru. He enjoys running, open water swimming and (when he can train for) triathlon races.
Kevin Peters is a VP of Business Development at Subsea Global Solutions LLC. He is a former US Marine and received his commercial diving training at the coastal school of deep-sea diving in Oakland California in 1982. Kevin started his career at Miami Diver LLC. in 1983. In 2000 he became president of Miami Diver’s operations in the US and the Caribbean. With 30 years plus experience in underwater ship repair and husbandry Kevinhas helped grow Miami Diver LLC. to a globally recognized company in the maritime community. Under Kevin’s leadership Miami Diver in 1998 became the first company in the world to qualify Class A wet weld procedures to the AWS D3.6 Standard approved by Lloyds Register of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd. He was instrumental in the negotiations and process that merged Miami Diver with Parker Diving from Long beach, California. With this merger he created a new company Subsea Global Solutions LLC. He has since become very proactive in equipment design and development for underwater hull cleaning as well as developing environmentally friendly procedures for hull cleaning operations in ports around the world. When he isn’t talking to a customer in some shipping hub around the world or looking for the next logical location for new Subsea Global Solutions office locations, you can find Kevin on his boat diving and fishing off Miami Beach or baking artisan bread in his wood fired oven. He currently resides in Davie, Florida with his wife Carol and his two daughters Kaylee and Olivia.
VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER (EAST COAST USA)
Daniel has been in the maritime industry since 1989. Prior to joining Subsea Global Solutions, he was with Titan Salvage as Operations Manager for the Americas. His first diving and salvage experience came while serving as an officer aboard Crowley Maritime’s American Salvor in Pago Pago on a job for the U.S. Navy. After serving with Crowley for eight years in the Caribbean and Pacific, Dan formed and operated Seattle Diving Company, which did projects on the West Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as in Italy, Korea and Africa between 2003 and 2011. He graduated from the New York Maritime Academy (SUNY) with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Shipping and a Third Mate’s License. Daniel, an accomplished sailor, had his first sailboat at age 10. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Paula, and their son, Arthur.
VICE PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER (CARIBBEAN)
Tim Duncan has been involved in Diving for over 30 years, in all corners of the world. Tim has been providing diving services within the shipping community for over 20 years. He is the founding member of Miami Diver international in Curacao in 1997 and has lead its expansion into Panama and Trinidad accordingly. Residing in Curacao with his wife and four kids, Tim has enjoyed working in the shipping industry throughout the Caribbean and central/south America, with a great knowledge of this region.In his spare time he enjoys vintage cars and boating around the lower Caribbean.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT OFFICER
Doug has over 30 years of experience in diving, dive operations and ships husbandry, primarily working with, on and alongside military and civilian dive operations and ships.Doug started his carrier with the US Navy by entering their diving program. He logged over 10,000 hours of underwater dive time primarily executing hull cleaning, vessel repairs and ships husbandry. Doug transitioned from the US Navy and continued working with the US Navy and naval operations globally as a specialized contractor. Doug’s hands on and management experience gives SGS invaluable knowledge in all aspects of diving operations, dive safety programs, and environmental coordination. On his off time, Doug enjoys time at his home in the North Carolina Mountains woodworking, playing with the ATV’s and hiking with his wife.
HUGH G. HEALEY
VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER (WEST COAST USA)
Hugh Healey has over 20 years in the Maritime Transportation Industry. He started his career sailing on various vessels on the Great Lakes and coastwise ferries, before he came ashore to work for APM Terminals in Newark, NJ. He later moved to the West Coast where he garnered over 15 years of experience with Sealand Services (Horizon Lines) in various capacities including sales, operations, logistics and as General Manager for Guam. Most recently, Hugh was Vice President of the West Coast for Zim American Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.
Hugh currently holds a 3rd Mates license, is a graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and earned an MBA from Pepperdine School of Business.
Hugh is married, a father of two children and resides in Huntington Beach, CA. He spends his spare time salt water fishing, riding motorcycles, or chasing his kids around the park.