Columbus December 18, 2014 - Battelle announced this week that its wide array of maritime technologies will now be housed under one leadership structure lead by Rear Admiral Fred Byus, USN (Ret'd) to better meet the accelerating growth of the government and commercial maritime technology markets.
Over the course of the last decade, Battelle has seen accelerating growth of the government and commercial maritime technology markets alongside simultaneous expansion -- both organically and through investments and acquisitions -- of its maritime portfolio of businesses. These include for-profit, wholly owned, and autonomous subsidiaries Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte. Byus will be working closely with Rich Leonard, interim CEO of Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte CEO Bob Black.
"By streamlining our operations, we're positioned for a better customer response and more agility in this marketplace which has growing significance for us," said Battelle National Security President Steve Kelly.
"I'm excited about this new chapter for our robust maritime business," Byus said. "Battelle and our subsidiaries have a lot to offer government and commercial customers."
"SeeByte is enthusiastic about this consolidation." said Bob Black of SeeByte. "Unified operational alignment will allow us to improve our already strong customer support while assuring the distinctiveness and vibrancy of our brand."