Distinguished Rear Admiral Joins Marport Board
Ottawa, Ontario – May 4, 2011 – Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc., a leading developer of Software Defined Sonar® technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rear Admiral Millard S. Firebaugh, USN (ret) to the Marport Board of Directors. Admiral Firebaugh has held distinguished leadership positions in research and development, naval ship and system design, submarine technology and advanced electronics.
“On behalf of the entire Marport organization, I would like to welcome Admiral Millard Firebaugh to the Marport Board of Directors. Millard is an internationally recognized leader in naval technology and he brings a wealth of operational and engineering experience that will certainly benefit our undersea defence initiatives” said Bruce MacRae, Marport Chairman.
“I am pleased to join Marport’s Board of Directors and I look forward to working with this growing company,” said Admiral Firebaugh. “ Marport is clearly one of the most innovative companies in the marine technology industry today. I am impressed that they are a multi-dimensional company with simultaneous operations in several high growth ocean technology sectors. This is an exciting company with great vision and technical skill.”
Admiral Firebaugh served for more than 33 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1995 as the Deputy Commander for Engineering and Chief Engineer for Naval Sea Systems Command. Previously, he was the Program Manager for the acquisition of the SEAWOLF Class of nuclear attack submarines. After retiring from the US Navy he became Vice President, Innovation & Chief Engineer at General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Corporation. In addition to his ongoing consulting work, Millard currently serves as Minta Martin Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Mechanical Engineering He holds a B.Sc. in Physics, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, a Naval Engineering degree and Doctor of Science in Ocean Engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Admiral Firebaugh is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.