Meet the Team

Blake Carmichael

President & CEO, BLU3, INC.


Blake has spent the entirety of his life immersed in the ocean. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, with the intention to innovate for the betterment of the planet. His ingenuity, work ethic and deep regard for the ocean and environment is the driving force of BLU3’s mission. It is this mentality that will ensure BLU3 products enter the market at their optimal state in order to meet, and exceed, expectations.

Robbie Kipp

Ocean Engineer


Robbie is a bright engineer with a proficiency in modeling and design. His adept mind and determination earned him an internship with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, working alongside BLU3 founder, Blake Carmichael. Shortly after graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Ocean Engineering, Robbie joined the BLU3 team full-time and has been a valuable asset in all things BLU3. He is both a certified scuba diver and pilot. Robbie’s intrepid nature, diligence and drive provide the BLU3 team with the ability to transcend obstacles quickly and efficiently.

Robert M. Carmichael

President & CEO, Brownie's Marine Group, Inc.


Robert is a distinguished diver, explorer and inventor with an incredible talent for building businesses and getting innovative products to market. He is the founder and CEO of BMG – a successful family of brands all with a unique focus on the diving industry. His humble beginnings as a garage mechanic for the original Brownie’s Third Lung to the head of various companies, including the very same brand in which he began, is a testament to his commitment, work ethic, innovation and passion. BLU3 is the newest member of the Brownie’s Marine Group family brands.

John Colborn

Systems/Manufacturing Engineer


John is a lifetime lover of water who was first scuba certified twelve years ago. Despite his love of scuba, John sought an easier way to enjoy the underwater world at depths where scuba diving remains impractical. John’s enthusiasm and profound professional background fueled the founding of Setaysha Technical Solutions, a company dedicated to making breathing underwater easier, more comfortable and accessible – a mission that perfectly integrates with ours here at BLU3. He is excited to now apply his twenty years of combined experience in manufacturing engineering and product development to bring forward BLU3 products that serve new and existing market spaces.