Donald Joins HII Board of Directors
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, U.S. Navy (Ret.), has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Donald retired from the U.S. Navy in 2013 after 37 years of service. In his last assignment as the director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, he was responsible for the safe and effective operation of the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program, which today includes all submarines and aircraft carriers. After retiring from the Navy, Donald joined Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
SeeByte Founder Awarded CBE
SeeByte founding member, Professor David Lane, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Engineering in the 2016 New Year’s Honors list. Lane is Professor of Autonomous Systems Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and a founding Director of both SeeByte and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. In 2001 Professor Lane formed the founding team of SeeByte, and as CEO until 2010 he led the company from a start-up to a multimillion dollar award winning organization, with offices in Edinburgh and San Diego.
Battelle Unifies Maritime Technologies Leadership Structure
Battelle’s maritime technologies range will now be housed under one leadership structure lead by Rear Admiral Fred Byus, USN (Ret.) “to better meet the accelerating growth of the government and commercial maritime technology markets,” the company announced. Battelle said it has seen accelerating growth in the government and commercial maritime technology markets over the last decade and has undergone expansion—both organically and through investments and acquisitions—of its maritime businesses portfolio.
Bluefin Robotics CEO Named Fellow of ABET
David Kelly, President and CEO of Bluefin Robotics, has been elected a Fellow of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Fellowship award recognizes individuals who have given sustained, quality service to applied science, computing, engineering or engineering technology education and to their respective professions through the activities of ABET. “It is a true honor to be selected as an ABET Fellow,” Kelly said. Kelly has manned the helm of Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle, since 2008.
Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham will come to WHOI in early fall 2014 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. Bellingham earned his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was founder and manager of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory. He was also co-founder of Bluefin Robotics in 1997…
Rear Adm. Byus (Ret.) to Lead Battelle’s Maritime Systems Group
Fred Byus, a U.S. Navy retired Rear Admiral, has been named General Manager of Battelle’s Maritime Systems business unit. Byus joined Battelle in December 2007 as Vice President of National Security’s Navy Market Group after a distinguished 31-year career in the U.S. Navy. His Navy experience included leadership positions in nuclear engineering, submarines, and command and control of fleet and joint forces. Byus also has served as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Commander Naval Forces Korea, Commander Submarine Squadron Seven and Commanding Officer of USS Tautog.
Battelle Wins $15 Million USACE Contract
Five-year contract provides environmental expertise for maintaining the nation's waterways. Battelle has won a five-year, $15 million contract to support and consult with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, North Atlantic Division.Battelle will provide technical expertise in support of the District's mission for maintaining the nation's waterways, specifically focusing on contaminated sediments, restoration, and remediation. The indefinite delivery/indefinite…