(January, 2006 – Pocasset, MA) Hydroid, LLC announces that Christopher von Alt has been appointed President and CEO.
Mr. von Alt was formerly the Head of the Oceanographic Systems Laboratory (OSL) and a Principal Engineer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Mr. von Alt co-founded OSL in 1989 and established and led the engineering team that developed REMUS, the world-renowned, lightweight, low-cost, underwater vehicle, as well as many other undersea robotic systems over the past 15 years. Mr. von Alt will retain his association with WHOI by becoming an Adjunct Oceanographer, but departs from full-time status at the Institution after twenty years of service.
Mr. von Alt joined Hydroid as Chairman when he and other members of OSL founded the company in 2001 to commercialize REMUS technology. Commenting on the recent announcement, Mr. von Alt stated, “I am excited to be joining Hydroid full-time as President and CEO. I’ve been focused on the development and commercialization of REMUS from its conception at OSL during the early 90s. It took many years to establish Hydroid as a company and to make autonomous
underwater vehicles a viable technology for exploring the ocean. I look forward to working with the entire Hydroid team on the further development of this technology.
Mr. von Alt holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters of Science in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hydroid, LLC holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology.
For further information contact Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing at Hydroid at Tel 508-563-6565, e-mail [email protected].
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