ASME STS - Thursday, April 18th - "Robotics and Automation - Transforming Subsea Services"
President/CEO Mechatronics Inc. (HMI)
Houston Mechatronics is developing a transforming subsea robot capable of doing Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of subsea assets.The new type of vehicle can perform work without the need of a tether or topside support vessel, dramatically changing the economics of subsea services. The presentation will highlight the development of Aquanaut, its current status, and its potential in the marketplace.
Mr. Ondler has over 30 years experience in engineering, management and leadership in both government and industry. He is currently the President/CEO and co-founder of Houston Mechatronics Inc. (HMI) a fast growing robotics and intelligent automation company. HMI has doubled revenue for each of the last three years and has grown from a three-person start-up to fifty engineering staff developing and commercializing a host of robotic technologies and applications. Mr. Ondler served 28 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Johnson Space Center. Mr. Ondler left NASA as the Assistant Director of Engineering responsible for all Advanced Project Development across the Agency. Prior to that assignment he served five years as the Division Chief of the Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division, the organization renowned for its leadership and innovation in robotics. While at NASA he was the recipient of NASAs Outstanding Leadership Medal and Exceptional Achievement Medal.
After leaving NASA and prior to forming HMI, Mr. Ondler served as a senior executive at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, a $600M/yr engineering services company, performing business development, strategic planning, program management, and led corporate innovation initiatives.
He holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA in finance from the University of Houston.
Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates will be available to participants at the conclusion of the event.
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Houston, TX 77024
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