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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 

Sea Machines Robotics, an advanced technology company serving the marine industry, has hired Frank Relou to lead its European sales efforts.

In his new role as European business development manager, Relou will offer technology designed to enhance productivity and job predictability to Europe’s commercial fleets. Sea Machines offers proven commercial-grade, wireless, remote vessel-control systems and autonomous navigation technology. Relou will work closely with workboat operators and boat-builders serving task-oriented sectors, such as aquaculture, hydrographic and UXO surveying, dredging and oil-spill response. He will support the company’s advanced situational awareness technology trials currently being piloted on an A.P. Moller-Maersk container ship that calls regularly in Rotterdam. He is based in The Netherlands with responsibility over Europe, Middle East and African regions.

“We welcome Frank to the team just as customer demand for our products in Europe is experiencing new growth,” said Sea Machines' Don Black, VP sales and marketing. “As former colleagues, I have seen first-hand the ability Frank has in connecting with customers and solving their challenges. We look forward to the impact he will make as Sea Machines strengthens its foothold in European markets.”

“This position fuels my passions for the commercial marine and technology industries,” said Relou. “Within this space, I am genuinely interested in providing transformative solutions to customers and I look forwarding to introducing my established network to Sea Machines’ innovative technologies.”

Relou previously worked with Shipyard Grave of The Netherlands; George Kniest Boat Equipment; Simrad (Kongsberg); Navionics; New Madera RIBs; and Survitec Group, where he held his most recent position as a key account manager.

Sea Machines’ SM series of products can be installed aboard existing or new-build commercial vessels with return on investment typically seen within a year.

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