Sonardyne International UK has appointed Geraint West as its new Global Business Manager for Oceanography.
Geraint joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him extensive experience gained over 32 years with the Royal Navy, Fugro and most recently, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the company informed.
At NOC, Geraint held a variety of positions, initially managing operational and technical support to the seagoing research programme, and then as Director of National Marine Facilities.
He has also worked with the international oceanographic community, including two years as Chair of the International Research Ship Operators group.
Commenting on his appointment, Geraint said, “I’ve been a fan of Sonardyne’s products for many years, witnessing first-hand the capabilities of their technology during numerous science cruises. In my new role with the company, I’m looking forward to applying my knowledge of marine science programmes and extensive international contact network to help grow Sonardyne’s share of the worldwide oceanographic market.”