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The Armach Robotics Team

John DunnRob HowardJames TrumanAlex KernKarl LanderHarrison Gardner “Team and culture is everything to me. It’s critical to the suc- were in graduate school at Johns Hopkins together. James cess of a company, it’s critical to our enjoyment of our jobs,” and I have built a lot of robots almost two decades.” said Ben Kinnaman, who had hand-picked the management • Alex Kern, Director, Sales & Marketing: “Alex knows how team for Armach Robotics, including: to sell internationally and brings a lot of enthusiasm and • John Dunn, VP of Operations: “John solves problems, he energy.” outworks things.” • Karl Lander, Senior Program Manager: “He was the pro- • Rob Howard, VP of Growth and Strategy: “He knows gram manager (at Greensea) that led the hull navigation everybody in the industry; he knows the trends in the and technology development. He was interfaced ONR.” industry; he knows the industry from the robotics side.” • Harrison Gardner, Robotics Engineer: “Harrison had • James Truman, VP of Engineering: “James and I have been working at FIT, which was the academic pioneer of worked together since the early to mid-2000s, he and I proactive in water cleaning.” “What we are of ering ship owners is a very simple product: a constantly clean hull for a basic subscription fee.

But they also receive intelligence on the hull.

After we clean we’re able to produce a data product that is a geo- referenced and accurate. So, we are not a robot provider.

We’re not a service provider. We are a clean hull provider and we do that through a subscription method.” 36 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • May 2022

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