Lou Dennis to Lead MacArtney's 5th US Location - 12/01/2015

The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group has opened its fifth dedicated business unit in North America. Located in Jupiter, Florida, just north of West Palm Beach, the new MacArtney ‘Southeast Operations’ will cover a six-state area including Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Headed by general manager Lou Dennis, the new operations will supply underwater technology products and solutions to clients and operators within the region.

Lou Dennis is a long-serving industry professional who brings in three decades of experience, competencies and market knowledge to support his new role as general manager of the Southeast Operations. Before joining MacArtney, Lou Dennis entered the industry as a commercial diver with Taylor Diving & Salvage after graduating from Florida Institute of Technology. He then joined Subsea International’s engineering group in the US as a project and production coordinator focused on deepwater ROV and intervention tooling system design. Lou later joined ROV manufacturer Perry Slingsby Systems in 2000, where he held the positions of project manager and VP of programmes for 11 years prior to joining Lockheed Martin as a business development manager in Undersea Systems.

According to MacArtney Inc. president, Lars Hansen, the southeast expansion has been part of MacArtney strategy from the day the company chose to enter the North American market.

MacArtney is keen to utilise the huge potential presented by the composition of maritime industries based in the southeast. While the region is known to harbour several marine technology OEMs, ocean science institutes and defence clients with whom MacArtney has cultivated good business relations over several years, less-explored markets such as dredging, diving, subsea mineral exploration and salvage operations also hold vast potential. Specific to the southeast demand for MacArtney offerings, the SubConn connectors are widely used across all marine industries. Also, the company expects to see an increase in demand for MacArtney winches and handling systems for various applications, striving to land more orders for the integrated solutions MacArtney offers.

Last updated: 27/02/2018