Saab Seaeye, the leading manufacturer of electric underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVS), has appointed Dave Grant as Managing Director. Previously MD of Hydrovision, Aberdeen UK, and Regional Manager with SMD, Newcastle UK, he brings over twenty years of experience in the design and sales of underwater equipment.
A graduate of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Dave Grant gained a BSc Hons in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and an MSc in Electronic Design from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Saab Seaeye was formed in May 2007 following the acquisition of Seaeye Marine by Saab Underwater Systems.
Annual sales of the company are around £16 million GBP. It employs 70 people, many highly specialised engineers, at its Fareham site on the South coast of England.
Saab Seaeye design and manufacture a complete range of electric-powered ROV systems. This extends from the portable Seaeye Falcon to the Seaeye Panther XT electric work ROV. Primary markets include off-shore oil and gas, military, scientific, security, salvage and coastal operations.
Lars Tossman, President of Saab Underwater Systems and Chairman of Saab Seaeye, said, "Since the acquisition, Saab Seaeye has continued to expand and it is essential to appoint someone of Dave's experience and knowledge of the ROV industry to have overall responsibility for the future success of the company."
Saab Seaeye is the UK's largest manufacturer of electrically operated ROVs, and its parent company, Saab Underwater Systems, is a world leader in underwater systems, with special emphasis on littoral, shallow and difficult underwater environments. The company focuses on sensor systems, precision engagement systems, remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.