Ship routing advisory services & onboard voyage optimization systems provider Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) has appointed Haydn Jones as Chief Executive Officer.
From AWT's headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Jones will lead AWT's 10 offices to deliver industry leading products and services to the company's 800 shipping clients. Most recently, Jones served as AWT's director of international operations, overseeing sales, marketing and business development. He is also a member of the parent company board of directors.
"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."
On his appointment Jones said, "AWT has a powerful reputation that is recognized internationally within the marine industry. The company has excellent staff across administration, operations, R & D, marketing and sales within the USA 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."
Prior to joining AWT in early 2013, Jones held the role of marketing director and business development manager for Fugro Satellite Positioning of Oslo.