Sonardyne Hires Lynch
Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has appointed Derek Lynch as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems, with immediate effect.
Lynch brings with him more than 25 years of experience working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors. A former serviceman in the RAF and licensed avionics engineer, Lynch has held senior management positions with several technology companies involved in positioning, navigation and vessel control systems, including maritime software developer Sea Information Systems, Nautronix where he was Vice President Sales for Dynamic Positioning and Vessel Control Systems, GNSS service provider Veripos and most recently, Positioneering, where he was a founding member of the company set up to pioneer new approaches to precise GNSS positioning solutions.
“Sonardyne is a company I have respected and admired for a long time. It is a strong, independent and proud organization, with knowledge, passion and a clear direction for innovation and technology leadership,” Lynch said. “A commitment to maintaining inward investment through one of the worst depressions the offshore energy industry has ever experienced means that now the shoots of economic recovery are appearing, the business is well placed to maximize opportunities across the energy, ocean science, maritime and naval sectors.”
He added, “What is particularly exciting for me is the challenge of applying the expertise and knowledge Sonardyne has in the positioning and navigation of remotely operated, and autonomous underwater vehicles and collision and obstacle avoidance, to meet the requirements of future autonomous shipping.”