COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - Fred Byus, a U.S. Navy retired Rear Admiral, has been named General Manager of Battelle's Maritime Systems business unit.
Byus joined Battelle in December 2007 as Vice President of National Security's Navy Market Group after a distinguished 31-year career in the U.S. Navy. His Navy experience included leadership positions in nuclear engineering, submarines, and command and control of fleet and joint forces. Byus also has served as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Commander Naval Forces Korea, Commander Submarine Squadron Seven and Commanding Officer of USS Tautog.
He served on the board of directors for Battelle's wholly-owned subsidiary, Bluefin Robotics, from 2008 to 2013. He will continue to work closely with Bluefin in his new role.
Battelle has a history of innovation in maritime technologies including robotic tools, battery systems, sensor systems and submersible vehicle components for government and commercial clients.
"I'm honored to lead Battelle's efforts in the rapid development, transition, and deployment of technologies in support of sustaining U.S. undersea dominance," Byus said, "in addition to helping industry partners safely operate in the oceans wherever required."
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