Falmouth, Mass. -- Woods Hole Group, Inc., announced the appointment of Robert P. Hamilton Jr. (“Bob”) to President of the organization, effective immediately to lead the next stage of growth. Dennis Aubrey, who served as President since 2001 transitioned the office to Bob, and will serve as CEO. Bob has been with the Company since 1994, most recently as V.P. for Business Development. Under Bob’s leadership, Woods Hole Group continued to build a strong backlog with multi-year contractual commitments. Bob had previously served as Civil/Coastal Engineer, Business Unit Director, and V.P. for Scientific Operations.

In his new role, he will oversee operations for the Company’s four (4) offices in Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, and Texas. Building on the sales growth and profitability in recent years, Bob identifies priorities for the business as retaining and attracting personnel, adding financial strength, and growing revenue. Key areas for growth are related to climate change planning, offshore energy development, and ecological services.

Dennis Aubrey commented, "Bob’s experience at Woods Hole Group and the respect in which he is held by our staff and our customers make him the ideal choice to assume the role of President of the Company. I am very confident that under his leadership we will see Woods Hole Group grow both in profitability and technical reputation. ”

“Our primary strength is our talented staff,” said Hamilton. “I am confident that our new technologies for numerical modeling and real-time environmental measurements provide a foundation for profitable growth." Hamilton received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Masters in Civil Engineering from the Center for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware. Originally from Maryland, he lives in Falmouth, MA with his wife and two children.

About Woods Hole Group:

Woods Hole Group is an international, environmental scientific and engineering consulting organization headquartered in Falmouth, Massachusetts. With its breadth of vision and emphasis on a sustainable future global environment, Woods Hole Group provides premier integrated solutions to meet the challenge of environmental problems worldwide. Woods Hole Group’s expertise includes: Coastal sciences, engineering and planning; Applied ecological services; and Oceanography & measurement systems. Woods Hole Group celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2014. For more information, visit www.woodsholegroup.com.

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