Cheryl M. Zimmerman, FarSounder’s chairman of the board, has received the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network’s (MOTN) Annual Steve Withrow Award, according to a press release.
“It is an honor to be recognized for my contributions to the industry. I am proud of my 20 years of leading FarSounder as CEO from bringing the technology to market to being globally recognized as the leader in Forward Looking Sonar. My new role now as Market Strategist enables me to focus on niche markets, including Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV)”, said Zimmerman.
“I thank the Blue Innovation Symposium and MOTN for this award and for being a catalyst for innovative technology in the USV market and many others.”
The MOTN award recognizes an individual’s leadership in the advancement of the marine and oceanographic technology industry.
The award was presented to Zimmerman on Wednesday, January 25, at the Blue Innovation Symposium in Newport, RI. This event connects the marine technology industry through education, networking and facilitating partnering opportunities.
Zimmerman long-standing board member and past president of MOTN, the award sponsor. The non-profit corporation is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and expanding marine technology manufacturing and service businesses in New England.
FarSounder has attributed some of its early growth to its MOTN membership.