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rine Engineering Ltd was honored with this year?s David Packard Distinguished Lecturer award from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI). McFar- lane contributed to MBARI?s formative years as a critical advisor to David Pack- ard and as a participant in several engi- neering reviews. Research Chair Bruce Robison remarked, ?Jim McFarlane is a gifted, innovative engineer with an out- standing track record of designing and building undersea vehicles.? McFarlane delivered a lecture at MBARI titled ?Genesis and metamorphosis of underwater work capability,? reviewing different submersible vehicle designs and components that make them operate optimally. Doug Au, MBARI?s direc- tor of engineering development com- mented, ?I am very pleased that we can have someone who was so involved with MBARI in the early days come back and provide a distinguished lecture. I hope we can use his insight as MBARI looks to the future and conceives our technical roadmap.? Teledyne Opens Technology Center Teledyne Oil & Gas, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, recently held a Grand Opening celebra-tion of its new 52,000-sq. ft. Technology Development Center in Daytona Beach. The Technology Development Center is a high-tech research and new product development center to bring forward en- gineered solutions to complex technical challenges, primarily for the offshore oil and gas production and exploration industries. The Honorable Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, provided opening remarks for the building, along with Dr. Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Of cer of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, and other industry executives. This new center is expected to add more than 100 new jobs to the local community. The new build- ing complements the existing 100,000- sq. ft. Teledyne Oil & Gas headquarters and manufacturing plant located on the same campus. The Technology Develop- ment Center will focus on new product development and doubles the capacity for research and development for global Lester Stemp McFarlane Marine Technology Reporter 51MTR #1 (50-64).indd 51MTR #1 (50-64).indd 511/24/2014 10:01:16 AM1/24/2014 10:01:16 AM

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