Kraken Welcomes New Team Members
Kraken Sonar announces that Dr. Tom Tureaud and Gina Millar have joined the Company to further develop its sensors-to-systems strategy.
Karl Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraken, noted, “We view these appointments as a sign of our commitment to being a leading company in our industry. Our new innovations and increasing customer demand led us to look for additions to our team who will further our sensors-to-systems strategy. We are very fortunate that we were able to find such high caliber people. I’m confident that both Tom and Gina will play key roles in providing and implementing high quality, advanced underwater solutions for our commercial and military customers.”
Dr. Tom Tureaud comes with a wealth of underwater systems industry experience, having spent over twenty years at Vehicle Control Technologies Inc. in Reston, Virginia. Tom managed their underwater platform group as Chief Engineer, overseeing mechanical, hydrodynamic and electrical design.
He has been involved in the design of over 30 advanced underwater systems. These include: a patented towed docking system, a buoyant towed vehicle for specialized operations, an underwater search vehicle for unexploded ordnance, a towed sonar mine countermeasure detection system, an automated launch and recovery system and several Unmanned Underwater Vehicles.
He has extensive industry publications and holds twelve patents. Prior to Vehicle Control Technologies, Tom served with Draper Laboratory and Allied Signal Corporation in a variety of design engineering positions. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Kraken wrote.
Gina Millar has over 10 years of system engineering experience with underwater vehicles including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROVs) and Underwater Rescue Systems. Gina joins Kraken from International Submarine Engineering Ltd (ISE) in Port Coquitlam, BC. While at ISE, Gina was lead engineer on several underwater vehicles including deep-water survey AUVs, Arctic survey AUVs and working class hydraulic-electric ROVs.
Gina holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Engineering from Simon Fraser University and is a registered Professional Engineer.