Marc and Krist are inventors, entrepreneurs, treasure divers, and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilots with 40+ years’ project experience primarily in the marine industry. They have been active participants and managed shipwreck and treasure projects in Asia, the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, South America, and the United States.
Marc and Krist have been business partners since 1989. As co-inventors of the Nova Ray ROV, the brothers share credit for acquiring ten US and international patents for ROVs. In 2008, Marc was responsible for generating a three-year, multimillion-dollar Nova Ray technology transfer and joint venture with PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia. On this project, Krist managed the research and development of deep-water iterations of the Nova Ray, as well as the technology transfer protocol. He is experienced in ongoing development, manufacturing requirements, and specifications for new technologies.