Sea Machines hires Jim Daly as chief operating officer

(BOSTON) — Jim Daly has joined Sea Machines Robotics 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 Sea Machines 300. We are moving quickly, and we look to Jim to capture the momentum and strengthen the company as we expand the team," said 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 was a division manager at Solectron Corp. Daly earned a bachelor of science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master of business administration degree from Santa Clara University. He serves on the advisory board for robotics engineering at WPI.

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By Professional Mariner Staff