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Battelle Unifies Maritime Technologies Leadership Structure

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

Positions Battelle, Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte to offer market-driven innovation to government and commercial customers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 18, 2014)—Battelle announced this week that its wide array of maritime technologies will now be housed under one leadership structure lead by Rear Admiral Fred Byus, USN (Ret.) to better meet the accelerating growth of the government and commercial maritime technology markets.

During the course of the last decade, Battelle has seen accelerating growth of the government and commercial maritime technology markets alongside simultaneous expansion—both organically and through investments and acquisitions—of its maritime portfolio of businesses. These include for-profit, wholly owned, and autonomous subsidiaries Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte. Byus will be working closely with Rich Leonard, interim CEO of Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte CEO Bob Black.

“By streamlining our operations, we’re positioned for a better customer response and more agility in this marketplace which has growing significance for us,” said Battelle National Security President Steve Kelly.

“I’m excited about this new chapter for our robust maritime business,” Byus said. “Battelle and our subsidiaries have a lot to offer government and commercial customers.”

“SeeByte is enthusiastic about this consolidation.” said Bob Black of SeeByte. “Unified operational alignment will allow us to improve our already strong customer support while assuring the distinctiveness and vibrancy of our brand.”

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 

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