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“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

increase the accuracy, duration and efficiency of such systems. MTR tapped a few key industry leaders to discuss the path ahead.“I think there are two current market drivers forcing the industry to develop and adopt technologies that make subsea vehicles more efficient and effective,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc. “First, the market really wants to use miniature vehicles and realize the long-promised potential of these systems.  Second, we need to get more value from our human operators.”Kinnaman has a unique perspective as Greensea Systems Inc., which he founded

MTS ROV Committee Chair, Chuck Richards, presents the 2018 Corporate Excellence Award to Greensea president and CEO, Ben Kinnaman (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Wins MTS Corporate Excellence Award

by the Remotely Operated Vehicle committee of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, La.   The award, which is presented to companies that have made significant contributions to the ROV community, was accepted by Greensea’s CEO and president, Ben Kinnaman, and COO, Marybeth Gilliam.   “I was pleased to present this prestigious award to Greensea. Their products, specifically the OPENSEA operating platform, is a significant advancement for all subsea vehicles. It contributes to simplifying complex robotic operations, resulting in increased

Matthew Parrilla (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Parrilla as Robotics Engineer

Greensea, creator of universal marine industry operating platform OPENSEA, has recently announced the appointment of Matthew Parrilla as Robotics Engineer.   Parrilla will work in the Emerging Technologies group at Greensea, led by founder and CEO Ben Kinnaman. This group focuses on the next generation of supervised autonomy and navigation technologies behind Greensea's marine software.   Prior to joining Greensea, Matthew was a lead developer of a customer facing application at Cox Automotive, Inc. He earned a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Maryland, worked as a data

Marybeth Gilliam (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Names Gilliam COO

sales, as well as ensuring continued sales growth and improving efficiencies and profitability. “It would be difficult to overstate Marybeth's value and contribution to the company. As a partner, she has been integral in developing the front-end of Greensea over the past few years", said Ben Kinnaman, Greensea's CEO and founder.  "Her promotion to COO is both a reflection of her greater responsibilities in the company and our overall growth. She is a skilled leader and is as passionate about our mission as I am. I am confident she will provide the leadership our team needs to deliver

Geoffrey Abbott (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programming at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Abbott earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science at the University of Vermont.   Ben Kinnaman, Greensea CEO and President, said, “We actively seek engineers and programmers with varied knowledge to enhance our team’s perspective. Geoff’s experience owning a business, and his advanced mathematics capabilities, make him a great addition.&rdquo

Man and machine: Ben Kinnaman and his Greensea Systems team are determined to deliver the standard operating platform for the marine industry. (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea: Redefining the Connection between Man and Machine

Ben Kinnaman and his Greensea Systems crew are on a mission to have its software backbone become the standard of subsea robotics and the marine industry, bringing a paradigm change in the relationship between man and machine. From his Richmond, Vermont headquarters, he explains.   To kick things off, can you share with our readers how you came to found and own Greensea? I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; I grew up on the water. My first job was at 13 working on fishing boats and sailboats, and then I started diving. I went to school and earned an undergraduate degree in physics

Joe Turner, Co-founder, Exocetus, and the Exocetus Coastal Glider (Photo: Greensea)

Exocetus Selects Greensea for Navigation and Control

to others including the graphical user interface (Greensea Workspace) for navigation and mission planning.”   “We are excited to partner with Exocetus where we share the common goal of helping operators get their jobs done faster, easier, and better than ever before,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO and President of Greensea Systems

VideoRay Mission Specialist ROV (Photo: Greensea)

VideoRay Adopts the Greensea System

a wide selection of interchangeable ROV components. Initial configurations of the vehicle are available for cavitation, tunnel inspection and destruction of explosive ordnance.   “Modularity allows a product to be adaptable while remaining robust,” explained Greensea CEO, Ben Kinnaman. “A decade ago, we began building the OPENSEA operating platform with a modular design because we foresaw the need for flexible software to support the varied needs of the marine industry.”   “I am extremely impressed with how easily and how well Greensea integrated their

Photo: Greensea

MTR100: Greensea

industry, including manned, unmanned, surface and subsea segments. Greensea works with military, scientific, academic and commercial organizations.   10 East Main Street, Richmond, VT 05477 Phone: 802-434-6080 Email: mbgilliam@greenseainc.com Website: https://greenseainc.com CEO/President: Ben Kinnaman Number of Employees: 20 Vice President: Marybeth Gilliam   (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Greensea

10 East Main Street Richmond, Vermont 05477 T: +1-802-434-6080 E: mbrown@greenseainc.com W: www.greenseainc.com CEO/President: Ben Kinnaman No. of Employees: 15 Greensea was founded in 2006 to provide the offshore industry with advanced navigation, control, and automation software in an operator-friendly workspace. The company has since installed systems on hundreds of vehicles, and provides software solutions to numerous OEMs, U.S. Government facilities, science and academic institutions, and end users. Its strength stems from a team of engineers with extensive experience with integrated

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