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Instrumentation: Measurement, Processing & Analysis

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Instrumentation Can you tell us how you came to be involved in the subsea industry with a short career background prior to Sea- ß oor Systems? I was a Naval Hydrographer and Sonar Technician with an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Dis- posal) Unit prior to entering into the private sector. My job in the Navy entailed using sidescan sonar to detect and locate undersea mines as well as un-derwater search and recovery operations. Once I detached from active duty, I was hired by Reson, Inc. in Santa Barbara to support their range of mul-tibeam echosounder systems. I worked for Tony Parker at Reson, who inspired and tutored me to succeed. I owe a great deal of my success to Tony. From there, I worked as Sales and Support Engineer for Triton Technology, Inc. in Watsonville, CA. I worked for a very smart and all around great guy named Fred Newton. Fred is a legend in the underwater search and recovery in- dustry, and I was lucky to get the opportunity to work for him. The experience I gained working for Fred has served me well, and I am very apprecia- tive of his patience and tutelage. Guys like Tony Parker and Fred Newton are two great examples of successful people imparting their experience and wisdom to the next generation, and I was lucky to work for both of them. I try to continue this legacy with the young men and women that I hire to work at Seaß oor Systems. What is Seaß oor Systems? Seaß oor Systems is a diversiÞ ed company serving the Hydrographic Survey industry in four ways: 1.) Equipment Rental ? We have the largest pool of multibeam echosounders in the United States. 2.) Sales ? We represent 25 of the industryÕs top Five Minutes with John Tamplin Founder, Sea oor Systems March 2013 22 MTRMTR #2 (18-33).indd 22MTR #2 (18-33).indd 223/6/2013 12:14:01 PM3/6/2013 12:14:01 PM

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