WFS Technologies Announce the Appointment of Gerry Watt as General Manager
08 June 2012WFS Technologies, leaders in through-water and through-ground wireless communication products, announce the appointment of Gerry Watt as General Manager for operations in Livingston, Scotland and Belfast, N. Ireland.
Prior to joining WFS, Gerry held senior management roles with Electronics Scotland, where he was CEO, Filtronic PLC where he was General Manager, and with GEC where he held both Engineering and Sales roles. Throughout his career Gerry has grown revenues, improved profitability, established and managed multi-site R&D and manufacturing operations. Gerry holds a degree in Physics from Glasgow University.
"With a background delivering to the highest standards in very competitive markets, Gerry’s experience includes multi-million pound contract negotiation with blue-chip companies such as Siemens, Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and Selex. Gerry brings a keen business acumen and the drive to deliver customer focused solutions with him to WFS,” says Brendan Hyland, WFS Technologies’ Chairman, of the appointment. "The Board looks forward to supporting Gerry to achieve world class manufacturing standards and operational excellence.”
"WFS is providing unique technology solutions into Oil & Gas, Renewables, Defence and top-end Consumer markets - backed by a sound IP portfolio. Their growth potential is huge.” says Gerry Watt of his new employer. "I am very excited to join WFS on the cusp of significant technology export and am looking forward to the challenge of driving the team to reach world class standards in developing and delivering complex systems.”
WFS Technologies was the first commercial company to use low-frequency radio technology (RF) to connect and communicate underwater. The first subsea wireless modem seatooth® was launched in 2006 and the first underwater broadband modem in 2007. WFS is now providing subsea wireless connections to clients in the Oil & Gas, Environmental, Consumer and Defence industries.