Deep Down Hires Corporate Controller

Deep Down, Inc. has hired Michael Teal to fill the position of corporate controller.

With his MBA/CPA credentials, Mr. Teal brings significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development, business valuations, investment analysis, strategic planning, debt financing, equity issues, bank lines, and financial planning. His background has primarily been in the energy industry encompassing refining, natural gas, power generation, oil and gas exploration, marine services, and risk management. Since 1984, Mr. Teal has held various corporate-level positions in accounting, treasury, and corporate finance functions with major energy companies, most notably Valero Energy Corporation, The Coastal Corporation, and El Paso Corporation. Recently, he has provided consultation services to major Houston and Dallas corporations, including a position as Senior Consultant with Sirius Solutions.

"Mr. Teal fills a critical vacancy on our management team as we continue to prepare and position ourselves for further growth through mergers and acquisitions and internal operations. We are very excited about the skills Mr. Teal brings to our team. He will be responsible for the coordination and integration of the accounting activities of each of Deep Down's current and future subsidiary operations. Mr. Teal also has relevant experience with the policies and procedures for compliance with regulations promulgated by Sarbanes-Oxley. Our goal is to reach full compliance during 2008," commented Robert E. Chamberlain, Jr., Deep Down's Chairman and Chief Acquisitions Officer (CAO).