Tecton Corporation (Endurance Exploration Group) Appoints Steven Saint Amour To Its Board of Directors

Jan 08, 2014, 09:44 ET from Tecton Corporation

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecton Corporation (TTNC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Steven Saint Amour has joined its Board of Directors. 

Company CEO, Micah J. Eldred commented, "We are pleased to have Steven join our team.  Steven's deep water technical experience in our industry will prove a valuable resource for our management team, and on behalf of the shareholders, I wish to thank him for his commitment to our Company."

A summary of Steven's industry experience is contained in the associated 8-K filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and highlights are presented below:

Steven Saint Amour, Background

Mr. Saint Amour has been involved in the subsea industry for over twenty-eight years and is recognized as an authority in the field of aviation and marine casualty investigations. He is an active member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and routinely writes articles and conducts seminars on behalf of these and other professional organizations.

In 2009 Mr. Saint Amour and his wife, Joan Saint Amour co-founded Eclipse Group Inc. (EGI).  EGI is a marine operations service provider based in Annapolis, Maryland and provides turnkey subsea technical solutions to both commercial and government customers worldwide. EGI holds several multi-year contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Navy, National Oceanographic Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and several international commercial companies based both in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1999 Mr. Saint Amour accepted the position of Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Operations and Sales Manager at Phoenix International, Inc., an underwater services company based in Crystal City, VA.

Mr. Saint Amour was tasked with establishment of Phoenix International's deep-water ROV division whose accomplishments were instrumental in Phoenix award of the U.S. Navy's worldwide search and recovery contract in 2001.

While at Phoenix, Mr. Saint Amour initiated, and managed the design, engineering, build and operation of nine ROV systems including Phoenix's Remora, Medusa and XBot ROV systems. These systems routinely conducted operations worldwide for search and recovery, telecommunications, oil and gas, science and film projects.

These systems were built to operate in 6,000 meters water depth and have attained an impressive track record of high profile operations over the last eleven years, including:

2012 – Search and Recovery of a Turkish AF F-4

2011 – Search and Recovery of Air France AB 330 Flight 447

Depth 3,900 meters

2011 – Inspection of the RMS TITANIC

Depth 3,700 meters

2010 – Search and Inspection of the AHS CENTUAR

Depth 1,200 meters

2010 – Search and Recovery of a USN E2-C Hawkeye

Depth 3,500 meters

2007 – Search and Recovery of Adam Air Flight 547 Boeing 737

Depth 1,400 meters

2009 – Search and Recovery of Yemeni Flight 626 Airbus 310

Depth 1,200 meters

2005 – Search and Recovery of Tuninter Flight 1153 ATR – 72

Depth 1,450 meters

2005 – Artifact Collection, RMS Titanic

Depth 3,700 meters

2004 – Search for JAMSTECH H-2 Rocket engine

Depth 5,900 meters

2003 – Search and Recovery of a USN F-14 Tomcat

Depth 3,200 meters

2003 – Search and Recovery of a USN SH-60 Helicopter

Depth 2,900 meters

2001 – Inspection of the RMS TITANIC

Depth 3,700 meters

2000 - Recovery of the INS/DAKAR forward sail section

Depth 3,000 meters

2000 – Search and Recovery of a Israeli AF F-16

Depth 1,400 meters

2000 – Search and Recovery for JAMS TECH-2 Rocket engine

Depth 3,400 meters

1999 – Discovery of the Israeli Submarine INS DAKAR

Depth 3,000 meters

Mr. Saint Amour's group at Phoenix was called upon to create innovative ROV systems for unique applications including feature film projects. The Medusa and XBot ROVs have been seen in several IMAX documentaries and TV Specials. Examples include:

"Ghosts of the Abyss" produced by IMAX and directed by James Cameron
"Last Mysteries of the Titanic" produced by Discovery Channel and directed by James Cameron.
"Search for the USS Indianapolis" produced by Discovery Channel. 
"USS Monitor" produced by the History Channel.

Over a 14-year period, Mr. Saint Amour was a voting shareholder and served on the Board of Directors at Phoenix International Inc.  In 2007 Mr. Saint Amour sold his ownership interest to Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

Mr. Saint Amour has worked in virtually every aspect of the subsea industry as a commercial diver, ROV technician, pilot and project manager for various major diving and ROV service providers including Taylor Diving, Subsea, Inc. Sonsub, Inc. Eastport International, Inc. and Oceaneering Technologies, a division of Oceaneering International, Inc.

Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated.  The information contained in this release is as of January 7, 2014.  Tecton Corporation assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

CONTACT: Abby Lord, 727-289-0010 x488

SOURCE Tecton Corporation