MARSS Group announces another significant addition to their management team with the appointment of Mike Collier to MARSS UK Ltd as of July 1st.
During a distinguished 20-year naval career, Mike rose from naval apprentice to commissioned officer specialising in Combat Management Systems.
Mike transferred skills in engineering and project management delivering a complex communications, command and data centre project for UK Fire and Rescue Services and leading surveillance, CBRN and anti-piracy projects for Cobham Surveillance.
Since 2013, Mike has led multiple surveillance, security and safety research projects for Carnival Corporation. Most recently, Mike led the cruise industry Man Overboard working group, supporting the definition of ISO 21195 (man-overboard detection), officially published on the 30th June 2020.
As Product Development Manager for MARSS, Mike will spearhead product strategy, including MARSS MOBtronic and NiDAR solutions for the protection of lives and assets, further developing MARSS innovation in defence and security expertise.
Alberto Baldacci, Senior Vice President Science, commented; “MARSS has always recognised Mike’s breadth of knowledge, leadership, and engineering skills that uniquely bridge commercial and defence sectors. The opportunity to welcome Mike to our rapidly growing team was an easy decision for us to make”, “Mike’s role will be pivotal in ensuring the continued success of the Group, supporting our ambition to become the first choice in life saving, man overboard systems” Mike added; “I’m looking forward to applying my skills to the expansion of MARSS into critical safety and security solutions at an exciting stage of their growth”