Cruise ship marine operations expert John Schneider is joining the board of directors at FarSounder, Inc. Schneider has utilized FarSounder’s innovative sonar systems since 2010 in his role as vessel manager for Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM).
Over the last twelve years, Schneider has worked in the cruise ship segment of the marine industry as fuel and energy optimization manager (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises), superintendent engineer (Celebrity Cruises), and as vessel manager for ResidenSea’s residential passenger vessel The World. In this position, he was responsible for the overall management of the vessel within the marine operations department reporting to both WSM and to ResidenSea's Senior Management.
Schneider received his BS Degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1977 as well as attaining USCG license for Chief Engineer of Motor or Steam or Gas Turbine Vessel of Any Horsepower. Prior to entering the cruise ship sector, he sailed for 20 years as chief engineer on board U.S. flagged oil tankers and container ships.
“His over forty years of experience in the marine industry in various seagoing and shoreside management positions along with his insight into the needs of the cruise ship sector will be a valued addition to our board”, said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO.
FarSounder welcomes his passion for the marine industry, advanced technologies, and passenger safety. These valuable assets have been central to Schneider’s relationship as an early and innovative user of the FarSounder sonar systems.
FarSounder, Inc. is a U.S. based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics. With unique patented technology, the company has a global customer base of commercial, government, and private sector users. The company is the recognized leader in real time 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. FarSounder's product lines include its Ship Protection System, which followed years of both IR&D and U.S. government funded research. The 2015 Tibbetts Award winning FarSounder Ship Protection System is for those owner/operators who demand the best solutions for assuring the safety of their passengers and crew. The system provides detection, classification, and alarms of underwater threats. Portside, platform, and shore based systems are also available for waterfront security.
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