James Hailstones has joined ASV, a manufacturer of unmanned marine systems, as the company expands its reach into the offshore energy market.
Based in Aberdeen, James will lead industry engagement as more firms look to introduce Autonomous Surface Vehicles into their operations.
The newly-established Aberdeen base is in addition to ASV’s existing sales offices in Houston, Texas and Portsmouth, UK.
James is an electronics engineer with over 30 years experience in the offshore survey industry, operating in the oil & gas, government, communications and renewable sectors.
“The current downturn in the oil and gas market is rapidly breaking the status quo on how the industry functions. This dynamic change is a great opportunity for new technology and methodologies, such as the ones created by ASV, to gain a foothold and exploit their cost reduction potential. Working for ASV, being at the forefront of their products implementation and watching the industry change because of it is going to be a rewarding experience,” commented Hailstones.