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Stockton Rush Biography – Stockton Rush Wiki

Stockton Rush is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of OceanGate Inc. According to his OceanGate biography, Rush oversees OceanGate’s financial and engineering strategies and provides a clear vision for development of 4,000 meter (13,123 feet) and 6,000 meter (19,685 feet) capable crewed submersibles and their partner launch and recovery platforms which make OceanGate Inc the leading provider of crewed submersibles for charter and scientific research.

Rush is a co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees of OceanGate Foundation, a non-profit organization which aims to catalyze emerging marine technology to further discoveries in marine science, history, and archaeology.

Early Life

Rush became the youngest jet transport rated pilot in the world when he obtained his DC-8 Type/Captain’s rating at the United Airlines Jet Training Institute in 1981 at the age of 19. He served as a DC-8 first officer during college summers, flying out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Overseas National Airways under a subcontract from Saudi Arabian Airlines. Over the course of three summers, Rush flew to locations such as Cairo, Damascus, Bombay, London, Zurich, and Khartoum.

In 1984, Rush joined the McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a Flight Test Engineer on the F-15 program. During this time, he spent two years at Edwards Air Force Base on the APG-63 radar test program and then on the Anti-Satellite Missile Program as the sole full-time representative of McDonnell Douglas.

Over the past 20 years, Rush has overseen the development of multiple successful IP ventures. He served on the Board of Directors for Seattle’s BlueView Technologies, a manufacturer of small, high-frequency sonar systems. In 2012, Rush was involved in the company’s acquisition by Teledyne Inc, a leading provider of cutting-edge subsea technologies.

He has served as board member for Entomo, an enterprise software developer focused on post-sale channel management and financial reporting, and as Chairman of Remote Control Technology, Inc. (RCT), a manufacturer of wireless remote-control devices for several Fortune 500 industrial clients, including Exxon, Conoco-Philips and Boeing. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Flight in Seattle from 2003-2007, chairing the Development Committee from 2006-2007.

In 1989, Rush personally built a Glasair III experimental aircraft, which he still owns and flies. He completed a heavily modified Kittredge K-350 two-man submersible, in which he has conducted over 30 dives to date.

He obtained his BSE in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1984, and his MBA from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business in 1989.

Rush has written numerous engineering articles on crewed submersible vehicles in subsea operations for a variety of trade publications and has spoken on private-public investment opportunities in the new ocean economy.


OceanGate Founder and CEO Stockton Rush is among the five people on board a submersible which went missing exploring the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic. The other people on board the Titan include Hamish Harding, a 58-year-old British businessman and explorer, and British businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman Dawood.

OceanGate wrote in a statement: “We are exploring and mobilizing all options to bring the crew back safely. Our entire focus is on the crewmembers in the submersible and their families. We are deeply thankful for the extensive assistance we have received from several government agencies and deep sea companies in our efforts to reestablish contact with the submersible. We are working toward the safe return of the crewmembers.”

Stockton Rush Age

Oceangate CEO Stockton Rush is 61 years old.

Stockton Rush Wife

Stockton Rush is married to Wendy Rush, who is the director of Communications for OceanGate and a licensed pilot. Rush married Wendy in 1986. At the time of the wedding, she was a substitute teacher in the Lancaster (Calif.) school system.

Stockton Rush Children

Details about Stockton Rush’s children were not immediately available.

Stockton Rush Family

OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush has two siblings; Deborah and Catherine.

Stockton Rush Parents

He is the son of Ellen Davies Rush of San Francisco and Mr. Rush Jr. of Westminster, Vt. Rush’s father died on December 31, 1999 at the age of 69 after a brief illness. He was a businessman, actor and entrepreneur. He graduated from Princeton University in 1953 and served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1955.

Stockton Rush Net Worth

Although Stockton Rush’s net worth hasn’t been publicly documented, it’s clear that he’s an extremely wealthy man. Rush’s company, OceanGate Expeditions, takes people — often with high net worths — to the depths of the oceans at a cost of $250,000 for the Titanic sub expedition.

According to Family Office Exchange, his family’s money originated from his Irish immigrant grandfather, who turned his fortunes around to become a director at what was the largest petroleum company in the world.

Stockton Rush Nationality

Oceangate CEO Stockton Rush is of American nationality.

Stockton Rush Ethnicity

Stockton Rush is of Irish ethnicity.