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Please tell me a bit about yourself, your career What is the size and scope to Klein Marine Sys- and how you came to Klein Marine Systems? tems today?
I’ve been in the marine technology industry basically my Klein was acquired by Mitcham Industries January 1, entire career; more than 30 years. I started in the early ’80s 2016. Mitcham is a small, nimble, international company with with a company that manufactures deep-water multibeam so- deep commercial roots in the marine technology industry, and nar systems, SeaBeam Instruments. I worked for SeaBeam it was a welcome acquisition on the part of Klein as it al- through the early 2000s under several different ownerships. lowed us to get back to our core values and refocus on the
In this timeframe, both SeaBeam and Klein were acquired by commercial side of the business. At that point in time, we also
L-3 Communications, and the two companies were merged reengaged with Marty Klein, and we consider Marty to be an based on their complementary technology and close proximi- ambassador for our company.
ty – we’re in New Hampshire and SeaBeam was in Massachu- setts. So, of