Alpine is headquartered in Norwood, New Jersey and is part of the Gardline Group, a global family of over 1,500 talented individuals. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to the values of honesty, integrity and transparency and we aim for these guiding principles to be reflected in the quality of our work and the nature of our reputation. Our goal is to bring our combined technical, scientific, and logistical experience to bear on providing the best possible technical solution to a project’s data acquisition needs, in an efficient and effective manner, and which remains mindful of real world financial constraints.

Robert Mecarini- President

A certified Hydrographer, Rob started at Alpine in 1992 and worked his way through the ranks gaining hands-on experience in all facets of the company’s operations starting as a field engineer, and then moving on to Project Manager, VP of International Operations and Executive VP. Appointed President in 2010, Rob takes the lead in company management, contracts negotiations, and strategic planning.

Leonardo Gherardi – Executive Vice President | Principal Geologist

Leo’s role focuses on long term strategic planning with regards to company operations, technology investments and international operations and marketing. His responsibilities also include managing vessel operations, and oversight of HSSE and QA/QC compliance. A professional geologist, Leo grew up in northern Italy and worked extensively in Europe, Africa and South America before coming to the US. His experience includes project management in the oil & gas, telecom, transmission, UXO, government and environmental sectors. Prior to his current role at Alpine, Leo was the Survey Manager for Geological Assistance & Services (G.A.S. Srl, Bologna, Italy) and was one of RESON’s first Mediterranean area business representatives and sales engineers.

Mark Kosakowski – Vice President | Principal Scientist

Mark’s role is the day-to-day management of Alpine’s personnel and projects along with supporting the strategic marketing and business development activities at Alpine. Mark also provides technical direction and advice on key projects involving oceanographic and environmental data acquisition. He has over 27 years of field data collection experience as a biological and physical oceanographer, including four years as a research laboratory scientist. Mark’s specialty is in developing, planning and implementing multi-discipline projects utilizing Alpine’s geophysical, geotechnical, hydrographic and oceanographic assets.

William “Bill” Rottner - Director of Business Operations

Bill is the Director of Business Development Operations at Alpine. He has managed a wide breadth of underwater survey projects including sediment/benthic sampling, underwater unexploded ordnance mapping and offshore energy studies. He holds a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Merchant Mariners License earned through coastal vessels and running lift boats from the Gulf side of Florida to the Connecticut River. William has innovated underwater survey techniques which have created safer approaches to acquiring data while producing a survey product that reduced project duration and costs. His obsession with water and its inhabitants runs deep as he operates over 1000 gallons of marine aquariums in his home.

Charles “Chuck” Dill – Senior Project Manager | Senior Geologist

Chuck is Alpine’s Senior Geologist and is directly involved in the company’s geological and geotechnical surveys. Chuck has over 32 years of experience, tracing his employment at Alpine back to the early 1970s when he cut his teeth working on US Army Corps of Engineers projects identifying some of the nation’s first offshore sand borrow sites. Chuck brings to the table an impressive breadth of project experience, both national and international. Chuck’s knowledge of the coastal geology of the eastern United States and Gulf Coast is unparalleled in the industry and is recognized as one of the preeminent experts in borrow area studies.

Justin Bailey – Senior Project Manager | Senior Geophysicist

Justin is a certified Professional Geologist and Alpine’s Senior Geophysicist with over 15 years experience conducting multi-parameter field projects. His duties include overseeing and field managing freshwater and marine geophysical, hydrographic, environmental and geotechnical data collection, analysis and interpretation. Justin’s field experience includes site investigations for wind farm projects, routing assessments for submarine cables and pipelines, collection of data to support permitting & regulatory analysis for infrastructure projects, coastal engineering and sand borrow sites, and oil & gas exploration.

Jennifer “Jenny” Hallahan – Senior Project Manager | GIS Specialist

Jenny is a marine scientist and a Senior Project Manager at Alpine with over 10 years experience in the industry. Her responsibilities focus on managing nearshore projects in the Americas including Alpine’s rig and barge positioning activities. Jenny is certified in GIS and coordinates Alpine’s data processing and reporting activities.

Steve McDonald – Hydrographer, Land Surveyor and Engineer

Steven is a Certified Hydrographer, Professional Land Surveyor, and Professional Engineer with over 10 years of industry experience both domestically and internationally. He is a Senior Project Manager and Alpine’s Chief Hydrographer, directly involved with project quality assurance. His duties include overseeing and management of hydrographic, geophysical and positioning projects. He has conducted extensive hydrographic survey work for the US Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, coastal engineering firms, and dredging related projects. His geophysical and positioning project experience includes route assessments for submarine cables and pipelines, oil and gas asset surveys, construction support, surface and subsea positioning, emergency response surveys, artificial reefs and habitat mapping, shallow hazards surveys, and offshore lease block surveys.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Steven attended the University of New Brunswick where he completed his Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering. Prior to joining Alpine, he spent 10 years with TerraSond Limited as a Survey Technician, Party Chief, and 6 years as a Project Manager. Initially based out of Alaska, and performing work along the west coast of the US and in Canada, his primary projects were for NOAA, the USACE, and engineering firms. In 2009 he relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas to work in the Gulf of Mexico to provide survey services to Oil & Gas companies, USACE, engineering firms, and local government agencies.

Did you know?

Alpine supports coastal, marine and civil engineers and projects by providing high quality marine survey data which is used for design, analysis, numerical modeling and regulatory assessment