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OBITKeith Field, President of Flange SkilletsKeith Field, 55, President of Flange Skillets, In-ternational, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2012 in New Orleans. He was born in Newport News, Va., to Lilah and Gra- ham Field. Keith graduated from the University of Virginia with an architec- tural degree and a job transfer sent him to Florida shortly thereafter. While in Florida, Keith formed his own company and was a member and past president of the Master Custom Builder Council of Central Florida. He was also a well respected businessman in Mt. Dora and worldwide with a passion for cre- ating and constructing custom homes. He owned several historic buildings in downtown Mt. Dora and was pas- sionate about renovating and protecting them. He was a SCCA champion driver, played keyboard for the ?Bob Willey Band?, lived on Lake Dora and loved boating. He was a member of multiple pet rescue groups having a home  lled with various rescued pets. He became father of three at age 50. CTG Names Douville as Hires VP of Mfg.Channel Technol- ogy Group (CTG) said that Gary Douville will join CTG as its new Vice- President of Manufacturing Operations. Douville will be responsible for CTG Manu-facturing, Procurement, Planning and Materials Management, Quality and Continuous Improvement. CTG is a vertically-integrated designer, manu- facturer and supplier of piezo-electric ceramics, transducers, systems and ser- vices. CTG is owned by private equity  rm Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC. Douville graduated from University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT with a Bach-elor?s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master?s of Sci- ence in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, CT. Seatronics Expands to BrazilSeatronics, an Acteon company, con- tinued its three-year expansion plan by opening a new of ce in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With established bases in Aberdeen, UK; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Houston and Louisiana, USA; Perth, Australia; and Singapore, this new of-  ce in South America re ects the com- pany?s ongoing expansion and increased business from new and existing clients. The vice president of the USA and Bra-zil regions, Mark Teles, will lead the Brazilian team. Seatronics has agree-ments with world-leading equipment manufacturers, including CodaOctopus, Valeport, Marine Magnetics, Predator ROV, Cooper Interconnect, BlueView, Zetechtics, Tritex NDT, J2 Engineering Services, Oceaneering, Global Marine, Seacon and Bowtech. People & Company News Optech: Completes Field Trials for Bathymetric System Optech, a developer, manufac- turer and supporter of advanced lidar and camera survey instru- ments, announced the success-ful completion of  eld trials for the new airborne Optech CZMIL Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar system. The CZMIL system underwent  eld trials and validation in coastal Mississippi and Fort Lauder- dale, Fla.. The system  ew over  ve sites ranging from ur- ban areas to barrier island habi-tat. GPS-based ground control, Lynx vehicle-based lidar data and sonar data were collected for comparison to CZMIL data, in partnership with the Univer- sity of Southern Mississippi. In Fort Lauderdale CZMIL  ew offshore over the Navy?s South Florida Ocean Measurement Center (SFOMC). In addition to data acquisition over known targets, Optech collected sonar data over the project area for comparison to CZMIL. Over each site were collected Optech CZMIL lidar data, CASI-1500 hyperspectral data and Optech T-4800 metric frame camera imagery. Optech CZMIL was designed by Optech for the U.S. Govern- ment under the auspices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Joint Air- borne Lidar Bathymetry Tech- nical Center of Expertise (JAL- BTCX). It was built and tested by Optech with the assistance of the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Marine Technology Reporter 55MTR #5 (50-64).indd 55MTR #5 (50-64).indd 555/31/2012 1:20:05 PM5/31/2012 1:20:05 PM

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