SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 — Sunnyvale, CA, headquartered Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), a leading provider of ship routing services and onboard voyage optimization systems has appointed Haydn Jones as Chief Executive Officer.
Before joining AWT in early 2013 as director of international operations, Mr. Jones was marketing director and business development manager for Fugro Satellite Positioning of Oslo. His management career also included strategic management positions with Nera Ltd., the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, and ChartCo Ltd., an AWT business partner. Mr. Jones began his work in the marine industry following his graduation from the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, U.K., working as a deck officer on a range of warships. While at sea he also taught navigation and bridge watchkeeping duties to officer cadets.
"Ship operators are tasked with finding improved ship efficiencies, and they continue to look to AWT to help them achieve that goal," said AWT Chairman Jung Soo Kang. "With Haydn's expertise in navigation, communications and ship systems, along with his strong customer focus, AWT has the right leadership to bring innovative collaboration within the maritime industry to achieve greater ship efficiency and integration with bridge systems."
"AWT has a powerful reputation that is recognized internationally within the marine industry," said Mr. Jones. "The company has excellent staff across administration, operations, R & D, marketing and sales within the U.S.A. and throughout our global network of sales and customer support offices. The company is well-known for both ship routing advisory services to shore based managers and for its Bon Voyage System onboard weather and route planning software. With the world fleet continuing to grow, and a strengthening demand for cost-efficient and environmentally friendly ship operations, I am confident that AWT's maritime weather and ship routing skills will continue to be of high value to our customers in commercial and passenger shipping and other maritime sectors. I am very happy indeed to take on the challenge of building the business still further and ensuring excellent delivery of and improvement to the products and services for our customers."