SeaRobotics Corp. announced today that Scott Olson has been hired as a Project Engineer in the company's Stuart Florida office.
Olson joins SeaRobotics after serving as chief engineer for Chariot Robotics. He is a project and systems engineer with over 28 years of experience in ocean engineering, project management and marine operations including the design, operation, fabrication and maintenance of marine systems for oil & gas, salvage and scientific applications. He is qualified as a pilot of both manned and un-manned underwater vehicles.
Previously Mr. Olson served as a Project Engineer at Perry Slingsby Systems, an underwater vehicle manufacturer, from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that he was a Systems Engineer at Phoenix International, a deep-sea salvage company with the US Navy from 2002 to 2007, as well as a Systems Engineer/Pilot with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution from 1988 to 2002. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach in 1986. He has also completed numerous graduate courses at the University of Maryland in Systems Engineering.
In his new position, Olson will work with new and existing product lines at SeaRobotics including the HullBUG cleaning vehicle as well as projects associated with the design and deployment of subsea fiber optic networks. "We are very excited to have Scott join SeaRobotics," said SeaRobotics president Don Darling, “and we look forward to working with Scott and putting his extensive hands-on engineering experience to work in this very important role."