Malcolm McLaren: Waterfront Innovator, Hero of the Harbor | Waterfront Alliance

Almost 40 years ago, visions of Jacques Cousteau swimming in his head, Malcolm McLaren went out on his first job as a diver-engineer and found himself inspecting a Hudson River sewer outfall. Today, Mal is the president and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group, a world-renowned firm that continues to provide innovative marine engineering along with many other services. From the earliest lonely days where he strapped on a diving helmet to explore New York Harbor’s murky depths, to his role today as a leader in the field, Mal has been an innovator and enthusiast about our waterfront. On October 5, he is being honored by the Waterfront Alliance as one of this year’s Heroes of the Harbor. Recently, we spoke to Mal about marine engineering. How did you get started in marine engineering? It was an unplanned path. I started my own engineering firm at the age of 25. I was providing structural engineering services on buildings and bridges but felt I could do something more. I had done some scuba

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