photographer Bob Evans and Susanne Chess (Photo shows Bob, Susanne, Phil and Mary Left to Right).
Phil Nuytten co-founded Oceaneering International with Lad Handelman. Oceaneering built the JIM Suit, and went on to become the largest underwater skill company in the world.
Dr. Phil Nuytten, the CEO of Nuytco, is world-renowned in undersea exploration and technology. He has logged many thousands of hours underwater throughout the world, working as a commercial diver, developing equipment and diving techniques for the commercial, scientific, military and technical diving industries.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Dr. Nuytten was heavily involved in experimental deep diving and the development of mixed-gas decompression tables. He was a member of the team that completed the first 600fsw ocean “bounce” dives on Project Nesco, and in 1972, he wrote the protocol for “Deep Work 1,000,” the first North Amercian thousand-foot saturation dive. These early projects helped set the international standards in use today. During this time, Dr. Nuytten was the co-founder of Oceaneering International, Inc., which went on to become one of the largest underwater skills company in the world and provided a vehicle for many early subsea development projects.