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David Kelly Named Fellow by Prestigious Engineering Professional Organization

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

Battelle

QUINCY, Mass. (Oct. 13, 2014)—David Kelly, President and CEO of Bluefin Robotics, has been elected a Fellow of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The Fellowship award recognizes individuals who have given sustained, quality service to applied science, computing, engineering or engineering technology education and to their respective professions through the activities of ABET.

Kelly said he is thrilled to receive the award.

“It is a true honor to be selected as an ABET Fellow,” Kelly said. “I take great pride in the work I do every day and appreciate the recognition from this prestigious organization.”

Kelly has manned the helm of Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle, since 2008. Under his direction, Bluefin has become a world leader in marine robotics.

Kelly currently serves as a Representative Director for ABET, and has also served as Executive Committee Member and Commission Chair for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Previously, Kelly worked as Battelle’s Vice President of Information Technology Solutions, a position he began in 2002. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University; an MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas; and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The Fellow of ABET Award was established in 1988 by the ABET Board of Directors. Contributions and involvement in ABET are used as criteria to determine award winners. ABET distinguishes itself as the worldwide leader in quality and innovation in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology education.

Kelly is to receive the award October 31 at an Awards Dinner in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org. 

About Bluefin Robotics

Bluefin Robotics, a Battelle company, designs, manufactures and operates Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems and related technology including battery power systems. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to become a world leader in AUV products designed for defense, commercial and scientific applications. Bluefin Robotics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle. For more information, please send your inquires to sales@bluefinrobotics.com or visit www.bluefinrobotics.com.

Media Contacts

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org, or T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org.

Media Contacts


Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208
Email: delaneyk@battelle.org 


T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544 
Email: masseytr@battelle.org