Founders

Simon Smith

Remora Founder and CEO

An engineer by trade and avid sailor by hobby, Simon invented the Remora SOLO in 2013. Born of British ex-pats, he has been immersed in the rich history of seafaring from an early age. As a child, Simon helped his father and uncle build boats, listening to their stories of sailing and of World War II. Accounts of German U-boats during that war led to Simon’s fascination with submarines.

After moving to California’s Central Coast from the Los Angeles area, Simon co-founded a company committed to the design and manufacture of radio-controlled model submarines. In 1989, the company won a Special Visual Effects Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for it’s fully functional, 26-foot replica of the USS Bowfin for the TV series “War and Remembrance.”

Not satisfied unless he is building something, Simon bought a 40-foot sailboat and spent two years restoring her from bow to stern. Realizing that hull cleaning had not advanced beyond hand scrubbing, Simon thought it should be easier – and perhaps even fun. From this basic premise, the Remora SOLO was born.


Adi Ringer

Co-Founder and CFO

Starting out as a consultant to Simon Smith during the formative months of Remora Marine, Adi Ringer’s value to the project became readily apparent. An early investor in the company, he later became directly involved in Remora’s daily operations.

Adi has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. For the past decade, he has served as a consultant to both start-up and established businesses, and has developed the Reverse Business Plan® process. Adi has been involved with a host of local community-based business support organizations, giving him a pool of valuable resources to further support the growth of Remora Marine.

An entrepreneur since his teenage years, Adi created, built, and sold a couple of local businesses. He has also owned and operated service, retail, and manufacturing enterprises in two different countries. His solid business and financial background, as well as his passion for sailing, makes Adi the ideal CFO for Remora Marine, Inc.

Adi Ringer was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Argentina. He returned to the U.S. in 1987 and has been a resident of San Luis Obispo County since 1989.