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Graham Brown is Sonardyne's new Managing Director.

Brown Named Managing Director at Sonardyne

Sonardyne International Ltd. announced that Graham Brown is its new Managing Director.Brown, who takes over the role from John Ramsden on April 1, has served on Sonardyne International’s board from 2008, most recently as Sales and Marketing Director and Deputy Managing Director.Ramsden , who has been Sonardyne International’s Managing Director since 2009, is staying within the Sonardyne family, taking the role of CEO of Sonardyne Group, the newly formed parent company of Sonardyne International and its sister companies; Chelsea Technologies, EIVA, Wavefront and 2G Robotics.“This is

L-R, Simon Partridge, Group Chief Strategy Officer, John Ramsden, Group CEO, and Stephen Fasham, Group Chief Operating Officer. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Creates New Group

parent company. Sonardyne Group will align and harness the joint strengths of independent subsidiaries Chelsea Technologies, EIVA, Wavefront Systems, 2G Robotics and Sonardyne International, while maintaining the operating independence of each company.Sonardyne International’s Managing Director John Ramsden will take the role of Sonardyne Group CEO on April 1, supported by Simon Partridge, as Group Chief Strategy Officer, and Stephen Fasham, as Group Chief Operating Officer. Graham Brown will take over as Sonardyne International’s Managing Director. All other senior roles at group company level

Sonardyne Acquires 2G Robotics

operated vehicles (ROVs). 2G Robotics’ founder Jason Gillham will continue to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer.The acquisition of 2G Robotics is the latest step in Sonardyne’s long-term growth strategy and follows the acquisition of Danish survey software company EIVA last year.John Ramsden, Sonardyne’s managing director, said, “2G Robotics has a dedicated research team and well developed product and service lines, with scope for growth. As an independent company, their offering is complementary to the growing range of products and services our wider group of companies

EIVA has joined the Sonardyne group of companies and will remain an independent Danish business and brand. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

marine operation efficiency, enabling further automation, using embedded intelligence and remote operability.“EIVA and Sonardyne share many of the same corporate values including long-term commitment and focus towards customers, partners and employees,” said Sonardyne Managing Director John Ramsden. “We see great potential in the EIVA product lines as well as synergies between the companies leading to new offerings. Sonardyne has the ability and willingness to accelerate the growth of the company. We are happy to see that the entire EIVA management team has chosen to stay on board

(L-R) Chelsea’s Brian Phillips and John Ramsden, Sonardyne.  (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Acquires Chelsea Technologies Group

role at Sonardyne to become Managing Director at Chelsea. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.“Chelsea, like Sonardyne, is a U.K.-based, privately-owned, technology driven company with a deep understanding in software and sensor development,” said Sonardyne Managing Director John Ramsden. “They have strong footholds in shipping, hydrographic and ocean science markets, which complement our capabilities. In addition, Chelsea operates in the water environmental, process control and defense markets. We believe there are exciting opportunities for us in these sectors, which will

Robin Bjorøy (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Bjorøy as Managing Director

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd., UK has  announced the appointment of Robin Bjorøy as its new Managing Director. Bjorøy succeeds John Ramsden who leaves the position after six years in charge to return to Singapore following a transition period.    Bjorøy joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him  operational and management experience gained over a 27 year international career with GecoPrakla, WesternGeco and Schlumberger. Bjorøy has served in seismic field surveys, product development, survey

CEO/President: John Ramsden

MTR 100: Sonardyne International Ltd.

8280 Willow Drive Place North, Houston, TX, USA 77070 T: +1 281 890 2120 E: CEO/President: John Ramsden Engineering Director: Simon Partridge Number Of Employees: 310 Not content with remaining known as a world-class manufacturer of underwater acoustics, the last few years has seen UK-based Sonardyne International transform its business into a 300 people-strong organization able to offer inertial navigation, sonar imaging and wireless communication technologies all under one roof. The Company At Sonardyne, creating innovative, low risk

Sonardyne's Managing Director, John Ramsden (centre) in seen here receiving the Queen's Award for Enterprise from the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, during her visit to the company's global headquarters.

Sonardyne Receives Queen’s Award for 6G

have made an impact on diverse subsea operations around the world and, in 2013/14, were exported to 55 different countries. “We are honored to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, to our Hampshire headquarters for the presentation of The Queen’s Award,” said John Ramsden, Sonardyne’s Managing Director. “This is the third occasion in 20 years she has visited us to present us with a Queen’s Award, and we’re proud to show her how the company has progressed and grown from the small rented premises we occupied in 1994 to the prestigious multi-buildin

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Sonardyne Wins in Innovation for 6G

have made an impact on diverse subsea operations around the world and, in 2013/14, were exported to 55 different countries.   “We are immensely proud and honored to have won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation with our ground-breaking development of 6G,” said John Ramsden, Sonardyne’s Managing Director. “When we set out down the path towards 6G, we wanted to develop a family of products that would maximize operational efficiencies and, at the same time, simplify use and minimize costs for our clients. Four years of export success, culminating in this

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