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RJE Oceanbotics™ LLC was formed in June 2017 as a division of RJE International, Inc. (27+ year leader in underwater mission critical products) with the goal of creating a drone-like underwater experience for professionals in the marine industry.

To us, a drone-like experience means that it’s as easy to fly underwater as an aerial drone; this includes balancing itself automatically and staying put when you take your hand off the controller.

After an intensive engineering effort from our amazing and dedicated team, we can proudly say that we have reached our goal.

We invite you to have a look at our SRV-8 ROV and it’s impeccable design to see how it may benefit you in getting your underwater tasks done faster, easier, and more reliably than ever before.

JUNE 2017

Robert Jechart, CEO of RJE International convenes first engineering efforts to develop the SRV-8 ROV.

APRIL 2018

Debut of the SRV-8 ROV’s unconventional and crowd-pleasing design at Oceanology International, London.

AUGUST 2018

Received first order from french distributor, Neotek, for the University of Corsica.

AUGUST 2019

Completed and shipped first production run of the SRV-8 with 25 units sold worldwide.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Designed and released world class Navigation Control Software for SRV-8, providing accurate post-mission data playback and analysis.

Meet the Team

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Robert Jechart

CEO

Robert is an entrepreneur at heart with Oceanbotics™ being his 4th successful technology start-up. He loves to explore new technologies and applications but takes the most pride in figuring out how to create a better product and customer experience. “We’ve had many successes as well as a few difficult times, which provided some very valuable lessons along the way. I very much appreciate the journey and how these different experiences made me a better, more insightful and wiser person today”.

Years in Marine/Engineering Industry: 30

Current project: Our goal at Oceanbotics™ is to make a contribution to the industry by providing the most capable, easy to use and affordable underwater ROV for professionals working underwater and under pressure.

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Ryan Engle

Engineer

As a mechanical engineer with interdisciplinary skills and experience in aerospace, automotive and marine industries, Ryan has worked on various projects throughout his career including:
• Research and data acquisition on seagoing expeditions for Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
• ROV operations and consultation in industry for search and recovery, survey, inspection and marine construction.
• Various areas of expertise in mechanical design and analysis, user experience and systems engineering and testing.

Years in Marine/Engineering Industry: 10

Current project: As the SRV-8 Team Lead, it’s my goal to grow the SRV-8 into the industry standard solution for small vehicle operations through being reliable, intuitive, modular and easy to use.

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Geoff Dean

Sales

As sales representative at RJE Oceanbotics, Geoff is the go-to-guy to answer questions and educate the marine community on the innovative SRV-8 ROV and how it may impact your underwater missions. His background includes:
• Hydrographic survey experience on broad range of marine projects for nautical charting, oil and gas, telecommunications, and marine construction including ROV’s for survey and inspection
• Business Development, international sales and contract negotiation experience specific to Maritime industries

Years in Marine/Engineering Industry: 21

Current project: I look forward to connecting with past acquaintances and making new ones in the maritime and oceanographic industries as I provide an unmatched level of support to bring this product to market.

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RJE International

Manufacturing & Engineering

RJE Oceanbotics is a subsidiary of RJE International, Inc., a worldwide leader in underwater acoustic relocation and navigation products. Founded over 25 years ago, RJE has built a reputation for excellence in technology, reliability and customer service.

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