Teledyne Optech announced that Martin Flood has joined the company as Director of Business Development. In this global role, Flood will concentrate on expanding the reach of the Teledyne Optech product portfolio to new markets, and will identify and oversee the execution of new business opportunities.
Flood started his career at Optech as a Project Scientist in 1991 and led the team that produced the first Airborne Lidar Terrain Mapping (ALTM) sensors. After leaving in 1997 and working for several mapping service companies, he joined the GeoCue Group as Business Development Manager in 2005. A major focus of his work was identifying new and emerging markets for lidar-related mapping services and helping customers adopt established best practices for new business models.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Martin back to Teledyne Optech,” said Michel Stanier, EVP and General Manager of Teledyne Optech. “In the mid-90’s, Martin led the creation of the ALTM team which spawned the vibrant industry that we know today. Since then Martin has been actively involved in the industry, first as a service provider, then as a solutions provider. This market experience, combined with Martin’s solid understanding of the underlying technology and the opportunities to apply it in innovative ways, will greatly strengthen our ability to continue to lead and blaze new trails.”
“I am excited to be taking on the role of Director of Business Development for Teledyne Optech because of the enormous potential I see for lidar and imaging technology across numerous industries,” said Flood. “I feel the most significant opportunity going forward is to embed Teledyne Optech’s lidar and imaging technology at the core of the geospatial revolution that is occurring across many industrial, scientific, medical, and photogrammetric applications.”