Dave Malak

Vice President and Senior Project Engineer

Dave Malak has 9 years of experience in ROV systems. Mr. Malak has project experience with inshore structural inspections including hydroelectric plants, large water intake systems, large sewers, and treatment plants as well as experience with near shore recovery. Mr. Malak has completed certificated confined entry, job safety planning, and fall protection training. Previous to his time at Hibbard Inshore, Mr. Malak gained experience for 6 years as a Territory and Channel Sales Engineer for Rockwell Automation – Allen-Bradley gaining him valuable electrical background and industry experience working with power generation companies as well as water and wastewater facilities. Mr. Malak is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering and completed his MBA through Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Gina Padilla

Office Manager

Gina Padilla joined the Hibbard Inshore team in 2011. With a diverse background that includes legal administration, program management and office administration, Ms. Padilla has been an integral part of keeping the Hibbard Inshore office running smoothly. In addition to her duties at the office, Ms. Padilla has joined the Hibbard crew in the field. Prior to joining Hibbard Inshore, Ms. Padilla worked as a Business Unit Manager for Kautex Textron and operated her own business. Ms. Padilla attended Michigan State University and graduated from Oakland University with a BA.

Dale Kurkowski

Project Manager

Dale Kurkowski has 3 years of ROV inspection and construction Project Management experience to go along with 12 years of CAD drafting experience in the architectural design and structural engineering fields. Mr. Kurkowski’s Project Management experience includes managing inspection projects for long distance hydroelectric tunnels, municipal water and sewer systems, and specialty repair projects. Mr Kurkowski’s design experience involves both 2D and 3D CAD modeling involving structural concrete foundations and steel framework. Mr. Kurkowski gained the majority of this experience during his time at Ghafari Associates as the lead structural CAD designer. He has also completed certified confined entry as well as fall protection training. Mr. Kurkowski is responsible for creating project related and job site components required to handle a variety of projects.