MTS ROV Committee Chair, Chuck Richards, presents the 2018 Corporate Excellence Award to Greensea president and CEO, Ben Kinnaman (Photo: Greensea)
Greensea Systems, Inc. received the 2018 Corporate Excellence Award presented 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 productivity and reduced operator fatigue,” said Chuck Richards, Chair of the MTS ROV Committee. “It’s also worthy of noting that Ben Kinnaman, CEO and president of Greensea was a past MTS ROV Committee Scholarship recipient.”
“It was very gratifying to receive the Corporate Excellence Award from the ROV Committee,” Kinnaman said. “We’ve spent 10 years working to improve the relationship between operators and their vehicles. Our goal has always been to make the operator’s job easier, even as their underwater tasks become more difficult. It feels great to come full circle – from scholarship recipient to holding this award.”
The MTS ROV Committee began its award program in 1990 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations in the ROV community. To maintain a high degree of distinction, awards are not necessarily presented annually, but only as deemed appropriate. Previous award recipients include Schilling Robotics, SAAB Seaeye and VideoRay.