Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has appointed Graham Lester as vice president of sales and marketing.
A Hydroid veteran of eight years, Lester was previously the director of Hydroid’s European office. In his new role, Graham will oversee the company’s US and international sales and marketing.
“Graham has been an integral part of Hydroid’s extraordinary growth,” said Christopher von Alt, Hydroid founder and chairman of the board. “He has a unique combination of extensive technical and marketing experience. In his new role, Graham is poised to continue making significant contributions to the company’s long term success.”
Lester began his career in the aerospace and defense industry, where he specialized in avionics. For the last twenty years, he has focused on sales and marketing in the international marine industry.
“I look forward to applying my experience with the European office to Hydroid’s marketing operations across all of its international audiences,” noted Lester. “It’s an exciting time for Hydroid—the company is really experiencing a boom, and it’s exciting to help lead and market a thriving company.”
Press Release, January 15, 2014; Image: Hydroid