Nauticos Corporation of Hanover, Md., promoted Tom Dettweiler to general manager and executive vice president. In his new capacity, Dettweiler will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. He has been with Nauticos for 10 years and previously served as director of operations.
Dettweiler's 25 years of experience include serving as a science officer for renowned ocean explorer Jacques
Cousteau aboard the Calypso. He also ran a business in deep-sea mining and served as operations manager for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Deep Submerge as well as much work in support of the U.S. government. In addition, Dettweiler was operations manager for the expeditions that led to the discovery of the Titanic in 1985. He served in the same capacity for the successful 1999 search for the Japanese submarine, I-52 which was sunk during World War II en route to Germany carrying a cargo of millions in gold. Dettweiler was also operations manager for the mission that led to the discovery of the Israeli submarine Dakar, which mysteriously disappeared in 1967.