Jeff Terai

JEFF TERAI, President, has over 40 years experience in the marine construction and diving industry. He has worked on many high profile civil and federal projects. Typical clients are the US Navy, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Bureau of Reclamation and major US construction companies. Project locations have varied from the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii to Europe and South America.


Cliff Center

CLIFF CENTER, Marine Construction Manager/Safety Supervisor, has 40 years of experience in civil and marine construction including as a manager and supervisor of Harbor Offshore Barriers’ projects for the past 11 years. He is a certified dynamic positioning (DP) vessel systems operator, a commercial diver and an offshore crane operator. He holds a 200-Ton Master’s License.


Dave Hutchinson

DAVE HUTCHINSON, Chief Financial Officer, is Harbor Offshore Barriers’ contracts administrator who ensures that all contracts are handled promptly and professionally from project start through final delivery. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University, California and has over 20 years of executive level experience in the construction industry.


Chris Gillmore

CHRIS GILLMORE, Senior Barrier Technician, is responsible for marine security barrier installations and maintenance. A highly experienced rigger, he was the senior barrier technician for installations in Bangor, Washington; San Diego, California; Sasebo, Japan; Rota, Spain; and Brest, France. He continues to carry out maintenance and inspection responsibilities for US Navy barrier systems in their Northwest and Southwest US regions. Since 2004, when he joined Harbor Offshore Barriers, Chris has logged more than 14,000 man-hours of barrier work and prepared thousands of maintenance reports relating to security barrier systems worldwide. His expertise includes barrier systems fabrication and large-project quality control procedures development and application.


JOHN BENTON, Managing Director and Founder of Building Defence Systems (BDS), has been instrumental in taking the company from a single Bahrain office operation to developing it into a multimillion dollar business with operations and additional offices in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait. John leads an exceptional BDS team to supply materials, equipment and services in over 15 countries across the MENA region and continually work on the region’s headline security projects.


LEE HOLLOWAY, Regional Product Manager for Building Defence Systems (BDS), has been based in the Middle East since 2010. He has over 20 years of experience in international business development and contract negotiations including for governmental and military end users. Lee brings a wealth of experience to BDS and Harbor Offshore Barriers in promoting the companies’ range of products and services in the Middle East.


Sharmi Layne

SHARMI LAYNE, Project Support Coordinator, has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, 10 of which are in heavy civil construction operations support. She participates on pre-bid site walks to evaluate project requirements, supports team building solid relationships with key existing and potential customers, and assists in drafting and finalizing project proposals.