Greensea strengthens hull robotics program

Greensea has boosted its engineering team in its Plymouth, Massachusetts office to support its hull robotics program.


James Truman, senior robotics engineer, is leading the development of Greensea’s hull crawling robot with precise hull-relative navigation and autonomy capabilities.

Assisting James on the hull robotics program is Sam Fladung, robotics engineer.

James is one of the best engineers I know,” said Greensea CEO, Ben Kinnaman.

“I first met him at graduate school and then worked with him at Phoenix International.

“We have built a lot of robots together. I’ve been trying to get him to work for us at Greensea for years and finally, with the opening of our Plymouth office and the new hull robotics program, the timing was right.”

Truman has over eighteen years of submersible robotics experience, most recently in his role as chief engineer for Teledyne Webb Research.

Partnering with James on the hull robotics team is Sam Fladung.

Fladung has over a decade of experience as a robotics engineer.

Prior to Greensea, he worked at Teledyne Marine where he was instrumental in advancing their glider program.

In addition to these two recent hires, Greensea continues to expand its workforce.

Greensea has also recently teamed up with other companies such as Kraken and VideoRay to advance capabilities of marine robotics.