Ocean Signal Appoints Neil Jordan as Senior Project Manager
Neil will work with the research and development, sales and business development teams based at Ocean Signal’s UK headquarters and marine communication facility in Margate, and will also support sister company ACR Electronics in the US, to further enhance product development in the leisure and commercial markets.
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the maritime and land electronic safety beacon industry, Neil has been recruited for a new project-based role at Ocean Signal focusing on areas including Cospas-Sarsat 406MHz beacons, AIS man overboard devices, VHF and satellite communications products.
Neil said: “I am very much looking forward to contributing to the continued development of the strong Ocean Signal brand and family of products developed for the global maritime and land markets. The rescueME and SafeSea product ranges have established Ocean Signal as a key market leader in beacon technology, innovative aesthetics design and, most importantly, saving lives.”
A contributor to national and international standards committees RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and Cospas-Sarsat, Neil’s recent posts as R&D Manager and R&D Innovation Director involved bringing to market new 406MHz Personal Locator Beacons and AIS man overboard beacons.
Neil will work with a specialist engineering department at Ocean Signal led by director Simon Nolan. The team has developed a unique portfolio of innovative and award-winning safety devices, including the company’s compact rescueME range, such as the PLB1, MOB1 and EDF1, as well as other leading products for both the leisure and commercial sectors.
Alan Wrigley, Managing Director of Ocean Signal, said: “We are very proud that Ocean Signal’s success is strongly based on our exceptional research and development capabilities. We are therefore delighted to welcome Neil on board as we are confident that his considerable experience and knowledge will strengthen and enhance our expertise and enable us to continue developing innovative and market-leading products which will really make a difference to our customers.”