Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has announced the appointment of Ioseba (Joe) Tena as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Robotic Systems. Joe joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him extensive experience gained over 20 years working with marine robotic systems, most recently, at SeeByte.

Early in his career Joe worked with marine robots as a Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University. His PhD was completed in 2001 and focused on navigating Autonomous Underwater Vehicles using imaging sonars. The following year, Joe became part of the original team of SeeByte founders working as part of the management team. In 2008, he became SeeByte’s sales manager responsible for the development and implementation of the sales and marketing process. Joe also led the recruitment and management of SeeByte’s sales and marketing team.

Commenting on his appointment, Joe said, “Over the last ten years, the industry’s witnessed how Sonardyne has expanded its product portfolio far beyond acoustic positioning to include inertial navigation, Doppler and high speed optical communications. With everything now available from one source, it’s no surprise that manufacturers of unmanned platforms are looking to integrate these solutions at the factory, and in doing so, engineer greater value and efficiency into their robotic systems. I’m really excited to have been given the opportunity to help drive forward Sonardyne’s offering for this rapidly evolving cross-market sector.”