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New President of Hydroid
Christopher von Alt has been appointed President and CEO of
Hydroid. Mr. von Alt was formerly the Head of the Oceanographic
Systems Laboratory (OSL) and a
Principal Engineer at the Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole,
Massachusetts. Mr. von Alt co- founded OSL in 1989 and estab- lished and led the engineering team that developed REMUS, as well as many other undersea robotic systems over the past 15 years. Mr. von Alt will retain his association with
WHOI by becoming an Adjunct
Oceanographer, but departs from full-time status at the Institution after 20 years of service. Mr. von Alt joined
Hydroid as Chairman when he and other members of OSL founded the company in 2001 to commercialize
REMUS technology. "I am excited to be joining Hydroid full-time as
President and CEO. I've been focused on the development and commercialization of REMUS from its conception at OSL during the early 90s." Mr. von Alt holds a
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical
Science from the State University of
New York at Stony Brook and a
Masters of Science in Ocean
Engineering from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
New Ownership for
LD Equity 2 has acquired the shares of the Steenstrup family in Reson
A/S, and consequently, a new CEO and President and a new Board of
Directors have been appointed.
The goal of the shareholders is to cooperate with the Board and the new management to accelerate and continue the development of a newly finished technology platform. This new platform will be the core in the expansion of RESON's product range and will also allow the compa- ny to expand the use of its sonar sys- tems into new market areas.
Allan J. Vestergaard has been appointed CEO and President of
Reson A/S. The RESON manage- ment team is hereafter as follows:
Allan J. Vestergaard, CEO and
President; Laust Nyvang, CFO; Kim
Christiansen, VP-Group Sales &
Marketing; Peter K. Eriksen, CTO;
Flemming Bekker, Executive
Bernier Joins Schilling
Robotics said that
Ron Bernier has joined the com- pany as sales manager for remote systems.
He is based in
Robotics' Houston office, which offers support for project manage- ment, applications engineering, sales, spare parts, and service. Bernier brings to Schilling more than 15 years of experience in the ROV industry, in positions at Sonsub Inc.,
Sonsub International, and
Oceaneering International. He has held such diverse positions as project manager, technician supervisor, oper- ations manager, and ROV pilot tech- nician. Most recently, he was project manager for the BP Americas ROV services accounts for the deepwater
Holstein, Atlantis, Mad Dog, and
Thunder Horse projects.
Szabo Joins Woods Hole
David Szabo has joined Woods
Hole Group as head of Houston operations. He has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of metocean services, product and numerical modeling. He will be responsible for managing all aspects of business operations on the ground for WHG in the area. Prior to joining
Woods Hole Group, Szabo worked with Mobil Research and
Additionally, he directed operations and initiated many innovative proj- ects with Fugro GEOS, Inc. Mr.
Szabo obtained his Masters of Science from Florida State University in 1978 in oceanography. He graduated from
New York University in 1970 with a
BS in meteorology and oceanogra- phy.
MSI Delivers Multibeam
Materials Systems Inc. (MSI) of
Littleton, Mass., delivered the pro- duction version of the first-of-its- kind transducer array to Sonartech-
ATLAS (Sydney, Australia). The wideband (100-200 kHz) parabolic- shaped transducer is a key compo- nent of the newly introduced ATLAS
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