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48 MTR May 2008 people & companies

Schilling Robotics Names

Otto CEO

Schilling Robotics appointed Philip

F. Otto as president and CEO. He has also been appointed to serve on the company's board of directors. Otto is a Silicon Valley veteran and former chief executive of several high-growth technology companies. "Otto comes in as we enjoy an annual growth rate exceeding 40%," said Tyler Schilling, Founder and

Chairman. "This growth means we need to put in place an array of tal- ents and an infrastructure that not only retains our customers, but pleas- es them so much and creates such a level of confidence in our capabilities that our relationship with them con- tinues on the same upward trajectory.

We need to stay ahead of the tech- nology curve. To ensure this, I will be moving into closer collaboration with our customers to anticipate what they will need in the years ahead. We will be exploring several potentially important paths in areas such as sub- sea vehicle motion control and sen- sor-based operations. Entrepreneurial companies with our expertise have a special opportunity in the current oil and gas industry since technology development really has not kept pace with what's likely to happen over the next 5 to 10 years, particularly in deep-sea exploration and develop- ment."

Otto received his B.S. in engineer- ing from Yale University and his

MBA from Harvard University. As both CEO and chief financial officer of a variety of technology-oriented growth companies, he has extensive experience in restructuring and expansion of companies, mergers and acquisitions, as well as deal-making and marketing activity throughout

Europe and Asia. He is charged with immediately broadening the senior management team at Schilling.

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L-3 Klein Appoints Osias

L-3 Klein appointed Rene

Osias as Sales

Manager for its

Side Scan Sonar

Systems. Working with other mem- bers of the Klein team, Osias will be responsible for implementing Klein's strategy to multiply its sales of domestic and international Side Scan and Multi-Beam Sonar Systems.

Osias brings to L-3 Klein a blend of managerial and sales experience acquired over a 20 year career in the

U.S. Navy. He is experienced in all facets of Undersea Warfare including operation and maintenance of com- plex sonar suites. Osias was most recently an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Specialist on the Littoral

Combat Ship ASW Detachment One with the US Navy out of San Diego where he specialized in the Navy's lat- est generation sonar equipment and unmanned surface vessels. He earned a BS in Liberal Arts from Excelsior


Nautilus Appoints New

President, CEO

Geoff Loudon, Chairman of

Nautilus Minerals announced that

Stephen Rogers, Nautilus' Chief

Development Officer, has been selected as successor to David

Heydon as President and CEO, effec- tive July 10, 2008. Heydon will remain with Nautilus as a non-execu- tive director and will continue to pro- vide the company with his vision, experience and cross-industry con- tacts.

Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Cominco Limited said, "As a major shareholder and a technical partner of Nautilus, we have seen the company grow and attract interna- tional talent to their team. We look forward to continuing our association with David in his role as a non-exec- utive director and to working with

Stephen as he and his team continue to bring the Solwara 1 Project closer to production."

Rogers joined Nautilus in January 2007 as Chief Development Officer in charge of the engineering and delivery of the Solwara 1 Project.

Since joining Nautilus, Rogers has built a strong engineering team and has put into place the key engineering contracts for the seafloor mining sys- tem. He has more than 30 years in corporate and project management and extensive deep water offshore and onshore project development experi- ence. Prior to joining Nautilus,

Stephen worked with Clough

Limited, one of Australia's largest multidisciplinary engineering firms, where he was CEO for oil and gas.

Before his role at Clough Limited, he was regional Managing Director for

Technip, formerly Coflexip Stena

Offshore, over a six year period where he established a number of successful joint ventures and delivered consis- tent profitability in a cyclical market.

Rogers is a graduate civil engineer from King's College, London, a

Member of the Institute of Marine

Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMar EST) and a Fellow of the

Australian Institute of Company


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