April 8, 2013
EdgeTech, the leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has hired marine industry expert Les Ford in a consultancy role with the company. With over 30 years in the industry, Mr. Ford has extensive operational and managerial experience with EdgeTech equipment and other respected marine technology solutions.
After a stint with the nuclear power industry, Mr. Ford began his marine endeavours in the North Sea while working with EG&G and subsequently worked with many deep water projects while part of ORE and Oretech BV. In 1994 he founded Sonar Equipment Services and worked extensively with EdgeTech equipment including the 4200 Side Scan Sonar and the 2000 Series Combined Side Scan Sonar & Sub-bottom Profiler in addition to many other key components in customers’ marine technology solutions. Mr. Ford has assisted clients, and worked directly, on a diverse range of subsea projects including cable surveys, UXO clearance programs, wreck searches, pipeline inspections and much more. He has successfully integrated and adapted marine technology solutions into various deep water applications on platforms ranging from ROV’s to deep towed systems.
In his role with the company Les Ford will work with EdgeTech on a number of business development activities focused on a range of growing sectors including side scan sonars, sub-bottom profilers, swath bathymetry systems, hosted platform products (AUV/ROV) and underwater positioning and tracking (USBL) solutions.