OceanTools Expands Its Team

OceanTools has welcomed Brian Hector and Diane Smith, both formerly part of Teledyne Bowtech, to its team.

Their roles are to assist in the development and expansion of the OceanTools camera and lighting range.

The company is looking to create a range of industry leading cameras (including IP and GigE) and lights, which will include the development of Ethernet controlled LED lights.

Brian is the new technical sales manager and will be involved in developing the new product range, along with working with the customers to ensure the continuous development of the current and new products.

Brian Hector said, “I am very excited to be part of the OceanTools team and to be part of their very ambitious future plans and, of course, to be working with Diane again. I have known OceanTools for many years and have always been impressed with their world leading underwater technologies. Their strong company focus on technology and very capable engineering team who have many years’ experience designing underwater products were the among the main reasons I’m excited to be part of the team. This coupled to my experience in subsea cameras and lights puts us in an enviable position to be able to deliver leading solutions to our customers. Even after 25 years new technologies in this arena still excite me and working for a small technology company again will ensure we can develop these technologies in a timely manner to add real value to our customers.”

In addition, Diane has been appointed to the role of product line manager (Camera Systems) and will be responsible for everything from the sales & marketing through to the production of the new product range.

Diane Smith said, “It’s great to be involved right at the beginning of the development of the cameras and lighting range. I’ve gained a wealth of experience in this area over my 22 years with Bowtech and I am really looking forward to putting all that knowledge to use to help develop a very successful and innovative product range.”

Kevin Parker, managing director of OceanTools added, “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Brian and Diane onboard. Our plans are very ambitious: our intention is to develop a fabulous range of world-beating cameras, lights and associated products and to become the de-facto global standard for such products.”

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