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Battelle Repositions U.S. Based Subsidiary of SeeByte


Posted on Jul 20, 2017

Move eliminates barriers to working with U.S. government customers on autonomous underwater technology

SAN DIEGO (July 20, 2017)—Battelle subsidiary SeeByte has achieved a leadership position in the development of smart software for underwater vehicles, sensors and systems for both the military and oil and gas sectors. Battelle is now modifying the structure of SeeByte to transfer control of U.S. subsidiary SeeByte Inc. based in San Diego, California, directly to Battelle. 

This removes from SeeByte Inc. any issues associated with foreign ownership, influence or control, and will further open avenues to conduct business with U.S. government customers. To further that aim, SeeByte, Inc. has opened an office in the Boston, Massachusetts area, which will provide direct support to existing and emerging customers. The technical lead at the new Boston office will be Chris Sotzing, an experienced engineering manager and native of Greenwich, Connecticut.

“We’re really responding to the market need,” said Fred Byus, RDML, USN (Ret.) who is vice president and general manager of Battelle’s Mission and Defense Technologies business. “Under the new alignment we’re responding to our customer requests that we provide more opportunity to work with SeeByte’s technologies and capabilities.”

SeeByte provides clients in the maritime sector with the most advanced software solutions to enhance the capabilities of their underwater sensors, vehicles and systems. More than twenty of the world’s navies use SeeByte’s SeeTrack software in unmanned underwater vehicle operations. In the oil and gas sector, SeeByte has developed tools to automate complex subsea tasks, making operations more efficient and consistent.


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