CORPORATE PROFILE

Since 2009 we have pursued our mission to improve mariners’ access to marine and subsea environmental data. Our focus is on underwater acoustic technology for the marine and subsea industries.

Our team of sonar engineers and signal-processing experts are engaged in continuous R&D. Their aim is to add new capabilities and improve our products in response to the changing needs of our customers. Applying our knowledge of advanced underwater acoustics technology, eSonar provides solutions for the challenges of operating subsea equipment such as trawls and monitoring buoys.

At eSonar we offer advanced high-level and low-level software and firmware capabilities:

  • Low-level software capabilities include programmable logic, network processors and a specialization in Arm processor types.

  • High-level software capabilities include user interface, signal processing, instrument control, long term monitoring, data collection and storage, data display and bespoke visualization.
     

As a result of our focus and advanced knowledge, the acoustics and lighting technology products we have developed are used extensively by marine scientists and companies in Canada, the United States and internationally. Our engineers, software specialists, technologists and technicians are eager to work with you to deliver your next commercial design for subsea application.

 

OUR TECHNICAL TEAM

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GARY DINN, P. Eng.

Chief Technology Officer

Gary has more than 25 years’ experience in the marine sector in electronics and acoustics, electronic design, mechanical design and project management.

He has a solid record in developing products and technology for international markets. Much of this, he gained while operating his consulting company, M3 Sonar Inc. He was also a founder and director of Rutter Inc. And, more recently, he served as Vice-President of PanGeo Subsea Inc.

Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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MATT DINN

Senior Electrical Engineer

David has more than 40 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of underwater acoustic systems.

He was a Design Engineer on remote control of high frequency radio transmitters and receivers for Racal Ltd. He worked on underwater navigation systems before starting Marine Acoustics Ltd., his own sonar design and manufacturing company. There he worked on naval sonar applications.

David holds a 1st class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Reading in the UK and a PhD in sonar data telemetry from the University of Birmingham.

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TRACIE HUGHES

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Brian has more than 30 years’ experience in the electrical engineering field as a hardware/software developer and project manager.

Before joining eSonar, Brian worked at NorthStar Technical as Vice-President R&D. In that role, he led the team in the development of marine electronics and underwater acoustics. In addition, he served as lead engineer in the development of marine navigation systems. Earlier in his career Brian served as Manager of Information Technology for a National Research Council laboratory. There he was responsible for the development of distributed data acquisition and processing systems.

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SANDRA MERCER

Senior Computer Engineer

Before becoming a shareholder in eSonar, Jim was Vice-President of Marport. Immediately prior to that he served as President of NorthStar Technical. Earlier in his career, he was extensively involved with the commercial fishing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. During his time in the industry, Jim has gained a diverse range of sonar design and marketing expertise as well as significant international experience in marine technology.

Jim is a technology graduate from the Marine Institute of Memorial University.

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CORY PARSONS

Electrical Technologist

Cory has been managing production and service work with eSonar since 2014. As an Electrical Engineering Technologist with a Bachelor of Technology from Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Cory specializes in electronics fabrication, mechanical assembly, system installation and customer support of all eSonar Trawlvue and Seinevue systems.

 

Cory is also actively involved in R&D activities including prototyping, documentation, and realization of new products for clients.