Our Origins

In 1984, Mike Pelissier and Jerry Peck had a dream— design the best underwater communication system on the market and become a worldwide brand. Without financial backing they rolled up their sleeves, divided the work and got busy. For the first year-and-a-half their wives worked regular jobs to support their families while the guys hand-crafted their product line in their home garage, designing, assembling and even hand painting each and every product. With Jerry’s engineering design background and Mike’s Navy Diver and Sales experience, the two partners were destined for success.

As the company grew Mike and Jerry’s mission was to always take care of the customer and provide the highest quality underwater communications at fair price. In very little time, OTS became a trusted brand in the industry and a world renowned leader for underwater communications. Militaries, professional dive teams, recreational divers, as well as Film & T.V. productions around the world have made OTS the choice for their underwater communication needs.  In 1991 Ocean Technology Systems further built their credibility as leaders in the market winning a National Emmy Award for pioneering the use of underwater audio being recorded to a camera for T.V. in a segment with ESPN.

With over 30 years in the SCUBA industry OTS has continued to grow and thrive creating new products and fulfilling the needs of market demands. From humble beginnings in a garage to over 65 employees, OTS prides themselves on being a place employees call home and can make a difference in the world. The OTS product line covers everything state-of-the-art wireless underwater and hardwire communications as well as full face masks.

It has been the pleasure of OTS to faithfully serve their customers with honesty and integrity and the entire team looks forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.

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Meet the Team

Senior Management

Michael R. Pelissier

Founder / CEO


Jerry Peck

Founder / Technical Director / Chairman


Renee Pelissier Nelson



Peter Greenwell

Business Development Manager Worldwide

Peter Greenwell started his career with OTS in 2021 and today Peter is responsible for business development worldwide across all... Read More

Kurt Schmid

Head of West Coast Regional Sales

Kurt is responsible for all of West Coast Regional Sales. He is a former U.S. Navy Diver and enjoys diving,... Read More

Joe Toth

Head of East Coast Regional Sales

Joseph Toth started his career with OTS in 2021 in the Sales Department and is responsible for East Coast Sales... Read More

Dennis Sakamoto

International Sales Representative

Dennis Sakamoto has been with OTS since 2010 and has served various roles in the business including service supervisor, purchasing/buyer,... Read More

Doug Maynard

International Sales Representative

25 plus years of diving experience to include retail sales, dive instruction, commercial diving from coast to coast and equipment... Read More

Amie Litzinger

Sales Assistant & Training Coordinator

Amie Litzinger is one of our Sales assistant and is also Training Coordinator. Amie focuses most of her time in... Read More

Yadira Flores

International Inside Sales | Inside Sales Lead

Yadira is one of our Sales Assistants focusing on dealer support and U.S. Public Safety and Recreational Sales. Prior to... Read More

Jennifer Hollowell

Domestic Inside Sales

Jennifer is one of our Inside Sales Representatives always looking forward to build and further develop customer and client relations.... Read More

Ariana Macias

Domestic Inside Sales

Ariana started at OTS in 2022 as a part of our passionate Inside Sales team. Prior to OTS, Ariana has... Read More

Andy Nelson


Andy Nelson started his career with OTS in 2013 in the Sales Department. Today Andy is responsible for Marketing and... Read More

John Hott

Training Director

John Hott is Director of Training for Ocean Technology Systems. After serving with the US Army in Military Intelligence, John... Read More

Andrea Clark

Accounts Payable

Andrea is our Accounts Payable specialist. She has over 20 years of experience in Accounts Payable roles. She is responsible... Read More

Erica Garcia

Service & Specials Supervisor

Erica is our Service Supervisor. Erica is responsible for the day-to-day of the department ensuring that customers with service or... Read More