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Dr. David McLaren, Former GoPro Executive, Joins Liquid Robotics as Senior Vice President of Engineering

Sunnyvale, CA, August 23, 2016

Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, today announced the addition of Dr. David McLaren as their Senior Vice President of Engineering. A consumer imaging and technology veteran, Dave brings over twenty years of experience building and leading engineering organizations for innovative companies such as GoPro and Cisco Systems. This position comes at a time when the Company is experiencing rapid growth across its customer base, adding new strategic talent, and expanding its global operations.

In his role, Dave will be responsible for managing all aspects of Liquid Robotics’ engineering organization and will play a major role in directing the Company’s technology and product development. He will report directly to Roger Hine, the Company’s Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and inventor of the Wave Glider®, the world’s first wave and solar powered ocean robot.

“The need to protect, explore, and have a deeper understanding of our oceans has never been more critical than now,” said Dr. David McLaren, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Liquid Robotics. “Joining a company leading this effort was an opportunity not to be missed.”

In addition to naming Dave McLaren to the Executive team, Liquid Robotics has attracted other industry experts for strategic growth positions. These positions report to Gary Gysin, President and CEO of Liquid Robotics. The new executive members are:

  • Mark Bindon, Vice President of Mission Services, former Vice President and Client Delivery Executive for Silver Spring Networks: Mark brings expertise in developing and scaling professional services teams and the support infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of an expanding customer base.
  • Jerome Pereira, Vice President of Manufacturing, former Vice President of Operations at Vidcie Inc.: Experienced in all aspects of manufacturing execution, supply chain management, and quality, Jerome brings the leadership necessary to meet rapid global demand.
  • Becky Tanner, Vice President of Marketing, former Executive Director of Corporate Marketing and Operations for Maxim Integrated: Proven in building and leading organizations, Becky’s experience in branding, global programs, web marketing, and operations, will support the Company’s leadership position and help drive future growth.

“Over the past year we have systematically recruited executive talent to prepare our Company for the next phase of growth and global expansion,” said Gary Gysin, President and CEO of Liquid Robotics. “I am pleased to have these strong leaders join our world class team and know their expertise and leadership will be invaluable in achieving our long term strategic goals.”

The addition of this new talent underscores the Company’s commitment and continued investment in the core functions to accelerate innovation, fuel growth, and ensure superior customer satisfaction.



About Liquid Robotics:

Liquid Robotics designs and manufactures Wave Gliders, the first wave and solar-powered unmanned ocean robots. With our partners we address many of the planet’s greatest challenges, by transforming how to assess, monitor, and protect the ocean. We solve critical problems for defense, commercial, and science customers. Visit to learn more.