Press Releases Sea Machines Navigates Ahead with COO Hire

October 13, 2017

 Jim Daly’s leadership & success in Industrial Robotics is a timely complement to the growing company

October 13, 2017 – Sea Machines Robotics today announced that Jim Daly has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.
Sea Machines is a leader in the emerging space of smart ship technology. The Boston-based company is building autonomous control technology for commercial vessels which will herald a smarter, safer and more efficient era of marine operations.
“I’m pleased to have Jim at Sea Machines. His leadership experience scaling operations, teams and product programs at innovative tech companies fits perfectly into the needs of our growing business. Sea Machines has piloted our core technology and we recently launched our first autonomy product, the SM300.  We are moving quickly, and we look to Jim to capture the momentum and strengthen the company as we expand the team”, says Michael G. Johnson, CEO of Sea Machines.
“It’s an exciting time to join Sea Machines Robotics,” said Daly.  “The team is passionate about autonomous technology, with highly relevant experience solving complex problems in the maritime industry. Sea Machine’s control systems address real safety and productivity challenges for a very large transportation market moving material and goods around the world.”
Daly was previously Chief Operating Officer and an early member of the leadership team at Rethink Robotics, where he successfully scaled operations from technology concept through first and second-generation products.  He most recently led the Sawyer robot product development project from conception through design, launch and global customer deployment.  He held earlier senior leadership roles at startups Zeemote, Tea Forte and Handspring, and as a Division Manager at Solectron Corporation. Daly earned a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Santa Clara University.  He serves on the Advisory Board for Robotics Engineering at WPI.

Sea Machines Robotics, founded in 2014, is a growing venture-backed company that is focused on 21st century innovation for the marine and maritime sectors.  This year the company launched the SM300 autonomous control system for commercial work boats which is proving the viability of remotely-commanded, self-aware, and self-piloting surface vessels.

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