Gary Shimozono is a Corporate Engineer at Martin Defense Group. He brings 45 years of Research and Development engineering experience to the company. Since 1995, Gary has served as Principal Investigator for many MDG projects, including those involving the design, construction, and testing of lifting body vessels- ranging in size from 50 to 300 long tons. These highly specialized vessels employ subsurface bodies, generating lift through displacement and dynamic lift.
He was directly involved with the hydrodynamic and mechanical design aspects of these technology demonstrators. Currently, Gary is working on the development of a large amphibious, multi-tank capable transport vehicle (UHAC) and has completed multiple projects involving inflatable drop-stitch structures.
Prior to joining the company, Gary worked for 18 years at Hughes Aircraft, Missile Systems Group, where he held mechanical engineering and project responsibilities for a ballistic missile interceptor and other prototype missiles.
Gary holds both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii.