Home   Contact Us

Industry Pioneers
Technology Pioneers
Pinnacle Award
Hall of Fame
2007 Industry Pioneers
2007 Technology Pioneers







D. Michael (Mike) Hughes

Mike Hughes began his career as a hands-on diver in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1960s. As his business, World Wide Divers grew, he teamed up with Lad Handelman's California Divers, and a Canadian firm, Can-Dive, forming Oceaneering International in 1969 and serving as Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, Oceaneering contributed many innovations in underwater technology ranging from hand-held sonar to ultra-sophisticated ROVs as applied in drilling, construction and production operations. These innovations have had a major impact on the offshore industry. As an innovator, entrepreneur and diving industry leader and pioneer, Hughes played an indispensable role in advancing offshore development.

2011 Call for Nominations
2011 Industry Pioneer Nomination Form 
2011 Technology Pioneer Nomination Form

Media Plug-In Required

Some sections of this site use the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in. If you do not already have the Acrobat Reader installed, click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" Icon below to download and install.