Sonardyne International appoints new Non-Executive ChairmanCompany News // May 2, 2013
Sonardyne International Ltd has announced the appointment of Dr Ralph Rayner as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Dr Rayner is currently a Non-Executive Director of the company and was due to succeed outgoing Chairman Barry Clutton on 1 May 2013.
Previously Finance Director and then Managing Director prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2009, Mr Clutton is retiring after 16 years with the company.
Dr Rayner is an internationally recognised figure within the offshore and oceanographic industries. He has extensive senior and board level international experience with a diverse portfolio of organisations including the BMT Group, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Fugro and is actively engaged with professional and learned societies such as the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).