Woods Hole Group was founded in 1995 by Dr. David G. Aubrey. While a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Dr. Aubrey became interested in applying his knowledge of coastal and oceanographic processes. He founded Woods Hole Group to provide applied scientific solutions to the environmental problems being encountered in the real world.
Since its founding, Woods Hole Group has concentrated on applied science and engineering and environmental assessment as its primary fields of expertise. The Company has added more high-level scientific, engineering, and field services talent, and is now composed of approximately fifty professionals, including senior scientists and engineers Bruce Magnell, Lee Weishar, Jerry Cura, and Kirk Bosma. They bring significant capability to the Company's clients in a wide array of disciplines. In 2002, Dennis Aubrey was brought in as President. He hired J. Luke Sabella as Chief Financial Officer, Robert Catalano as VP of Scientific Operations, and promoted Bob Hamilton to VP of Business Development. This management team has expanded operations to the Mid-Atlantic (Dover, Delaware) and Houston, Texas. Most importantly, this activity freed Dr. Aubrey to pursue long-range international projects. The first result of that was the opening of Woods Hole Group Middle East, with offices in Riyadh in 2005.
In 2014, Bob Hamilton was elevated to the post of President of Woods Hole Group. The Company continues its successful operations, fueled by its staff and diversified clients in the government sector (e.g., NOAA and USACE), local government and private sector customers, and offshore energy industry, as well as its international operations.