Island Engineering, Inc
About us

Bill McFann, President

Tim Pannone,

VP for Systems Development

Rick Loheed,

Director of Engineering and Analysis,

Chief Hydrodynamicist


AMV Systems Engineering


Island Engineering was founded in 1999 by Mechanical Engineer Bill McFann, who was soon joined by his former ‘Special Projects’ team members- Electronics Engineer Tim Pannone and Mechanical Engineer Rick Loheed.  All 3 have extensive world wide experience in AMV's supported by a strong hands on capability in creating, producing, installing and testing motion control systems for all types of craft- beginning with a particularly large experience base in surface effect ships. Others joined us at various times to support larger scale projects, and the Island Group was born.


Specialists in Advanced Marine Vehicle Design and Control