Jerry M. Peck has over 29 years of experience in the field of electronics, specializing in underwater acoustics. He has made it his personal goal to be number one in the field of underwater communications.
In 1968, Jerry began his quest to solve the problems of diver communication. In this area, the highest intelligibility achieved by any system scientifically tested was 53%. The U.S. Navy PQC-1 through-water communicator scored only .9% intelligibility during official testing. In contrast, Peck’s current designs achieve 100% intelligibility using the same U.S. Navy modified rhyme word test. This is a benchmark no other designer has reached to date!
Jerry was Executive Vice President and Chief Engineer of Sound Wave System, Inc. (an underwater communications company in the 70′s). During his tenure at Sound Wave, he improved their existing Wet Phone through-water diver communicator. The original Wet Phone was submitted to the U.S. Navy for approval, but failed in the testing.
Mr. Peck redesigned the circuitry and the Wet Phone was retested and approved for U.S. Navy use. Upon leaving Sound Wave Systems, Jerry co-founded Efcom, Inc. (also an underwater communication company). Jerry was Chief Engineer responsible for product development and designed the Efcom SC-100 through-water communication system—which quickly became U.S. Navy approved and used throughout the fleet.
In 1984 Jerry Peck, along with Michael Pelissier, founded Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) and vowed to dedicate their lives to producing the finest underwater communication systems available. In a short period of time, the OTS product line was being used everywhere and had earned a reputation of being the best and clearest communication systems in the world.
A major achievement for Jerry was winning an Emmy Award. The Emmy Award was for “Innovative Technical Achievement”, and is a testament to Jerry’s design. Holder of several patents in the underwater communication field, Jerry is dedicated to the innovation and creation of technologically superior products.
In recent years, Jerry has expanded his engineering expertise into the world of full-face mask and regulator design. Jerry lead his top-flight engineering team in the design of the Guardian Full-Face mask and continues to challenge himself and his team with inventive ways to make products better.
Beyond OTS, Jerry is a helicopter pilot and enjoys the challenge of flying them. In September of 2011, he was part of a 4-man world record helicopter crew. The team flew from Brown Field, San Diego, California to Hilton Head, Georgia and back in 58 hours and 23 minutes. The previous record was 59 hours and 58 minutes.