MN100: Glosten

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The Company:
Glosten is an employee-owned full-service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, electrical engineers, and ocean engineers. Founded in 1958, the firm specializes in commercial and public sector vessels including research vessels, passenger/car ferries, tugs, barges, dredges, and special purpose platforms. Consulting and design services include hull, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems design. Glosten has a staff of 77 associates, including 36 professionally licensed engineers, supported by other engineers, marine designers, and production staff. In 2015, Glosten acquired Massachusetts-based Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE), an acoustical and structural engineering consultancy specializing in noise and vibration measurement and control for marine and military applications. That firm has 93 employees.
Primary Product / Service:
Glosten’s depth and breadth of experience combines strong technical expertise with practical design, construction, and operations experience to support clients across a number of areas. Glosten expertise extends to “anything that floats,” from floating golf greens, to flipping research platforms, and anything in-between. Projects requiring unconventional approaches and unique analyses are a firm specialty.
The Case:
Upon the National Science Foundation’s selection of Oregon State University (OSU) to lead the design and acquisition of the new Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRVs), OSU enlisted Glosten to develop the functional design documents. The Glosten team is working collaboratively with OSU and a broader group of stakeholders throughout the design spiral. For over 55 years, Glosten has delivered innovative marine solutions rooted in a comprehensive understanding of all things marine. With solutions ranging from an ice-capable research vessel design to a cutter suction dredge repower, Glosten consistently pursues new and better ways to solve clients’ most challenging problems.
1201 Western Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 624-7850
CEO/President: John A. Springer III, PE
(As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)
Marine News Magazine, page 36,  Aug 2016

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