GeoAcoustics Appoints Dave Holland as New Chief Technology Officer

GeoAcoustics Appoints Dave Holland as New Chief Technology Officer
L-R: Linda Dowdeswell, General Manager, Dave Holland, Chief Technology Officer & Richard Dowdeswell, Chief Commercial Officer (Image credit: GeoAcoustics)

GeoAcoustics is pleased to announce that Dave Holland has been appointed as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dave, a hydrographic, geophysical, and oceanographic survey industry veteran, joins GeoAcoustics in this newly created position with the responsibility of steering development of the highly regarded GeoSwath bathymetric sonar, GeoPulse sub-bottom profiler and Pulsar side scan sonar product ranges.

After finishing his B.S. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Newcastle University, Dave has completed nearly four decades of work in marine survey equipment design and development, including 3D Sonar systems, shallow water sonar systems and high-resolution low voltage boomer and hydrophone seismic exploration systems, in addition to equipment database management.

Starting work with Electronic and Geophysical Services Ltd (EGS) in UK in 1987, Dave moved to the Hong Kong office, where he dedicated his efforts to inshore surveying across Southeast Asia while contributing to new equipment developments. His work included pre-commencement survey activities for Macau and Hong Kong Airports, alongside various civil engineering ventures throughout Asia.

Dave’s recent cooperation on the integration of magnetometer technology and ROTV ScanFish systems with Emu Ltd and Fugro, has also played a pivotal role in the evolution of unexploded ordnance UXO Clearance systems tailored for the renewables sector.

“Survey technology has changed massively since I first started out in the industry. I have worked with GeoAcoustics’ systems and watched as the company became a key player in the oceanographic and hydroacoustic sensors market throughout my career, so I am delighted to join the team and help to steer the creation of new and updated solutions across the portfolio,” said Dave.

“Dave’s experience and expertise in marine sonar systems is ideally suited to spearhead the development of our hydroacoustic technologies, while building upon the ground-breaking work the team has already delivered in the application of powerful AI for automated data analysis,” added Richard Dowdeswell, Chief Commercial Officer at GeoAcoustics Ltd.


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