Schilling Robotics, Inc., a leading global producer of subsea control systems, ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), and other high-technology equipment and services for oil and gas subsea exploration, appointed John Kehoe as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Kehoe joins the company amid 40% annual revenue growth and accelerated offshore drilling activity. Schilling is buttressing its financial controls and analytical capabilities as well as expanding other areas of its administrative infrastructure to better serve its growing client base. Kehoe will not only head up finance but will also direct other administrative functions.
Philip F. Otto, Schilling's president and CEO, commented, "John comes aboard as our administrative and financial tasks become more complex and as we free up other key management for critical tasks in their areas. In particular, our founder and chairman Tyler Schilling is now tightly focused on leading-edge development of new products that will take advantage of our solid development platform but also keep us in the forefront of our industry. Before the end of 2008, we expect to complete the task of installing a fast-response, agile management organization.
"John will be drawing on his experience at Level One Communications, where he played a key role in rapidly expanding the company's growth by 50% per annum between 1995 and 1998. His duties there included not only the management of internal growth but the successful completion of some small acquisitions. Then in 1999, he assisted in the sale of Level One to Intel for $2.2 billion."
Kehoe has broad experience, having served in a variety of financial and senior management roles in technology companies that include Intel Corporation, Focus Surgery, Inc., Celeritek, Inc., Poqet Computer Corporation, Silicon General, and Texas Instruments Incorporated. He earned his BBA at Manhattan College and his MBA at Fordham University.