Marine robotics technology specialist Greensea has announced a strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Rob Howard as Chief Growth Officer. Currently VP Growth & Strategy for Greensea’s sister company Armach Robotics, Howard’s appointment to Greensea in this newly created role will ensure the company is able to exploit its future potential within the business of marine robotics.
Ben Kinnaman, Founder and CEO at Greensea welcomes Howard to the role saying, “When we created the open architecture OPENSEA® software platform for marine robotics we acknowledged the opportunities to drive growth outside our traditional defense market. These include the commercial maritime channels such as oil and gas, renewable energy, and environmental monitoring. Such a move must be strategically planned, resourced and executed and headed by the right person. Rob has done much within Armach in the limited time he’s been with us, so it was an easy decision to bring him across to Greensea. He is in tune with my vision that software is the essential element of all future technological improvements in marine robotics. I’m excited by what he will achieve as CGO. And, I’m not sure there has ever been a nicer guy to work with.”
Prior to joining Greensea’s sister company Armach Robotics at the beginning of the year, Howard spent over 20 years in the maritime B2B media working with companies representing every aspect of the maritime environment from the surface to the seafloor.
Howard joins the executive team at Greensea, responsible for all companies within the Greensea Group.
Howard further explains, “Adding the responsibilities of CGO to my current role gives me the opportunity to shape the growth trajectories of multiple companies putting the decades of my experience to work.”
“With so much going on I am excited for the future of the companies and look forward to supporting them in their growth going forward as part of my evolution to Greensea. These are exciting times for marine robotics, and I’m fortunate to be a part of it,” he adds.