SUNNYVALE, CA and KAMUELA, HI--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data service provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the first wave powered autonomous marine robot, today announced Gary Gysin has joined the Company as executive vice president of global sales and services. In this position, Gary will build upon the worldwide momentum for Wave Glider® data services to scale the business for the next phase of expansion and growth. Gary will report directly to Bill Vass, chief executive officer of Liquid Robotics. His appointment is effective immediately.
Gary brings to Liquid Robotics over two decades of extensive experience leading public and start-up companies in IT communications, network and infrastructure systems involving complex hardware, software, and data services solutions. With a track record of transforming start-ups into global businesses, he joins Liquid Robotics at an ideal time when the company is experiencing dramatic growth across all customer segments and expanding the products and services portfolios.
"I'm thrilled to have Gary join our executive team. He is an exceptional sales leader with an outstanding track record of leading companies into new markets with innovative products and services," said Bill Vass, chief executive officer. "His expertise in transforming sales organizations for top technology companies will be instrumental to Liquid Robotics' growth as we revolutionize how the world collects, communicates and networks ocean data."
"I am delighted to join Liquid Robotics as they revolutionize ocean data services," said Gary. "Being able to offer customers a 10x reduction in acquisition and operational costs along with increased capabilities is truly game changing."
Most recently, Gary was executive vice president of worldwide sales for Silver Spring Networks. Prior to that he was president and CEO of Asempra Technologies, president and CEO of PGSoft, and held executive sales, product and general management roles at McData Corporation, Volera, Crosswise Corporation, WorldTalk and Touch Communications.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California Santa Cruz. In his spare time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family and participating in many outdoor activities including mountain biking, skiing, paddle boarding, and now swimming with Wave Gliders.
About Liquid Robotics, Inc.
Liquid Robotics is an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the world's first wave powered, autonomous marine robot. This persistent and versatile platform for ocean science and exploration breaks the economic and risk barriers to ocean data collection. The Wave Glider enables game changing scientific discoveries to help us address the biggest challenges our world faces, including global climate change, national security, ocean acidification, and offshore energy & resource management. Liquid Robotics is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.liquidr.com.
Liquid Robotics and Wave Glider are registered trademarks of Liquid Robotics, Inc., in the United States and other countries.
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