ABERDEEN Marine-technology company Nautronix announced a new recruit to the board yesterday.
David Cassie, previously executive vice-president, commercial at Subsea 7, becomes the firm’s director of strategy, a newly created role.
His duties will see him promoting Nautronix and its developments in subsea positioning and communication. Mr Cassie’s main focus will be on drawing the subsea industry’s attention to Nautronix’s NASNet positioning systems.
He will also devote time to helping the management team attract new business and expand internationally.
Dyce-based Nautronix said he brought a wealth of industry experience to the company. Chief executive Mark Patterson added: “With over 30 years in the industry and having had various commercial and operational roles, David’s strategic expertise will be invaluable to us.
“We have serious ambitions to grow Nautronix and having David on board to help us achieve these goals is a real scoop. I very much look forward to working with him over the coming years.”
Mr Cassie said: “I am delighted to be joining Nautronix at this exciting time.”
Nautronix is looking for a boost from new market opportunities created in the wake of the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last year.
The firm said: “The whole offshore industry has realised that digital acoustics are a real necessity for both positioning and communicating in the subsea sector.”