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Our Team

Peter J. Legnos

President

Peter is the founder and President of LBI, Inc. which was established in 1971. Since the inception of the company, Peter has, for 47 years, continuously managed the company as well as being the chief designer. Peter has many accomplishments in naval architecture, including boat design and marine systems design. His designs include a range of vessels from sail boats to commercial boats, ROVs, UUVs and USVs.

Peter is also the advisor to the Arctic Science Program at the U.S Naval Academy. He holds patents for the integrated tug/barge connection system. Pending patents include the AXIB buoy, air deployable underwater glider folding wing and control mechanism, and the pressure compensated submersible tether winch for towed arrays.

James Rosenberger

Senior Engineer/Operations Manager

Jim is the lead engineer responsible for design and manufacturing process development for LBI’s wide range of capabilities and products. He develops detailed production schedules that ensure the timely execution of LBI’s many projects. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, with a minor in Mathematics.

His expertise in weldment and mold manufacturing along with his background in product design supports all engineering staff and LBI projects. He plays a pivotal role in every phase of a project from bidding and design through fabrication and testing.

Nicholas Bragaia

Business Development/Manufacturing Engineer

Nick is a part of the engineering team at LBI that is responsible for preliminary designing and and integration of components into the manufacturing process. He also handles business development with the formation of proposals, quotations, research proposals, and white papers. He holds a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

His engineering background is leveraged into developing innovative solutions to complex problems and his business development role allow him to aid in the design and development of a wide range of engineered products that LBI produces along with helping to grow LBI by pursuing new competitive business opportunities.

Marc Bezanson

CNC Machinist

Marc is a part of the shop fabrication team at LBI and plays an important role in the CNC machining of the many engineered solutions that LBI produces.

He runs and maintains a 3-axis waterjet (Flowjet Mach 3), 3-axis CNC (MasterCam3000) router, a 3-axis mori Seiki SV-400 mill, a 5-axis CNC (Vernon MPM 5) pipe plasma cutter, and a 5-axis CNC (ThermwoodModel 67DT) router. His mechanical visualization and industry knowledge pave the way for an efficient and accurate final product.

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