Alisa Preston Joins Global as Director of Marine Technology
January 11, 2021
Alisa Preston, P. Eng., has joined Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. as Director of Marine Technology. In this role, she will be leading the growth of Global’s underwater technology resources, supporting their existing business lines while creating new opportunities. Preston will be responsible for advancing the development of sustainable and innovative marine technology and ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) services as an integral part of the overall business strategies for both Global and Global’s sister company, MER Diving.
“Alisa brings a knowledgeable and enthusiastic approach in leading our companies’ collaborative efforts to expand our underwater technology program,” said Mike Langen, Vice President of Marine Construction, Engineering and Technology. “There is a growing range of opportunity in this field, and Alisa has the knowledge, experience, and – most importantly – the personality and drive to push us forward as a leading underwater technology service provider.”
Preston is a proven strategic leader with an extensive background in mechanical engineering, nuclear physics, project management and entrepreneurship. She holds a BME from University of Victoria and a commercial diver certificate among numerous other certifications and achievements.
“We’re very pleased to have Alisa joining our team,” said Devon Grennan, Global President. “She brings an incredible range of talents and experience to Global and MER, along with a diverse leadership background and proven ability to grow the departments she’s been in charge of. Our marine technology department already does amazing work, so I’m excited to see where she takes this group in the future.”
Preston’s career path includes organizational leadership roles at BC Hydro, BC Transit and Defence Construction Canada, and eight years as an engineer and supervisor at Triumf, Canada’s premier physics laboratory. She also founded and operated a diving education/certification company, and an ecotourism business. She is passionate about ocean conservation and restoration, as well as marine education.
“I’m very excited that the synergy of my integrity, my interests, and my entire portfolio can be focused on emerging underwater technology with Global,” said Preston. “This will serve to uphold and advance Global’s highly respected reputation and expertise; it’s an enterprise that I’m grateful to contribute to, and very enthusiastic about.”