ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, JULY 13, 2015 /Marketwired/ — Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) is pleased to announce that two industry veterans have joined the Company to further develop its sensors-to-systems strategy.
- Dr. Tom Tureaud brings 30 years of industry experience with expertise that resulted in 12 patents.
- Gina Miller adds ten years of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle system engineering and leadership to Kraken’s design team.
Karl Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraken, noted, “We view these appointments as a sign of our commitment to being a leading company in our industry. Our new innovations and increasing customer demand led us to look for additions to our team who will further our sensors-to-systems strategy. We are very fortunate that we were able to find such high caliber people. I’m confident that both Tom and Gina will play key roles in providing and implementing high quality, advanced underwater solutions for our commercial and military customers.”
About Dr. Tom Tureaud, Kraken’s Vice President – Underwater Systems
Tom comes with a wealth of underwater systems industry experience, having spent over twenty years at Vehicle Control Technologies Inc. in Reston, Virginia. Tom managed their underwater platform group as Chief Engineer, overseeing mechanical, hydrodynamic and electrical design. He has been involved in the design of over 30 advanced underwater systems. These include: a patented towed docking system, a buoyant towed vehicle for specialized operations, an underwater search vehicle for unexploded ordnance, a towed sonar mine countermeasure detection system, an automated launch and recovery system and several Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. He has extensive industry publications and holds twelve patents. Prior to Vehicle Control Technologies, Tom served with Draper Laboratory and Allied Signal Corporation in a variety of design engineering positions. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
About Gina Millar, Kraken’s Senior Project Manager – Underwater Systems
Gina has over 10 years of system engineering experience with underwater vehicles including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROVs) and Underwater Rescue Systems. Gina joins Kraken from International Submarine Engineering Ltd (ISE) in Port Coquitlam, BC. While at ISE, Gina was lead engineer on several underwater vehicles including deep-water survey AUVs, Arctic survey AUVs and working class hydraulic-electric ROVs. Gina holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Engineering from Simon Fraser University and is a registered Professional Engineer.
ABOUT KRAKEN SONAR INC.
Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) is an industrial technology company, founded in 2012, that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) technology. The Company’s products have been sold to leading defence contractors, commercial survey companies and research institutions for producing real-time, ultra high resolution imagery and bathymetry of the seabed. Marine Technology Reporter has twice named Kraken to their MTR100 – a list of the 100 most influential companies in the international marine technology marketplace. For more information, please visit www.krakensonar.com
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