Liquid Robotics today announced that Gary Gysin, a highly successful Silicon Valley executive and previously the executive vice president of global sales and marketing for Liquid Robotics, has been named as the new President and CEO of the Company and will join the Liquid Robotics Board of Directors. Bill Vass, an industry visionary, who has taken Liquid Robotics from a small start-up with innovative technology to become the thought and market leader in autonomous ocean robots, is transitioning the CEO role to his successor for the next stage of growth. Mr. Vass will continue in an advisory capacity and become a member of the Company’s Strategic Advisory Board (SAB).
“As we transition leadership for the next phase of growth, I sincerely want to thank Bill for his many contributions to our Company,” said Joe Rizzi, chairman of the Board and co-founder. “I have enjoyed both my personal and professional relationship with Bill and will continue working closely during this important transition. We are extremely fortunate to already have the CEO talent on-board for a smooth transition of CEO duties. The Board and I fully support Gary who possesses the experience, business acumen and skills required to achieve the Company’s long term goals.”
With a track record of transforming innovative start-ups into global businesses, Mr. Gysin brings more than three decades of extensive sales, marketing and CEO leadership in delivering worldwide revenue growth for IT communications, network, energy and cloud computing companies. This appointment is effective immediately.
“I couldn’t imagine a more exciting time to lead the Company as we are driving the transformation of the ocean data observation market via the use of autonomous drones,” said Gary Gysin, President and CEO of Liquid Robotics. “I’m honored to have the Board’s confidence to lead our incredibly talented employees to realize our vision of instrumenting the world’s oceans. I want to thank Bill for his friendship, leadership and the success he has created for Liquid Robotics.”
Liquid Robotics instruments the ocean with fleets of networked, wave-powered ocean robots, solving critical problems for our defense, oil & gas, commercial, and science customers. Our Wave Gliders are transforming ocean observation, making data collection and monitoring easier, safer, and more cost-effective.