The World Leader in Robotic Tank Inspection

Leadership

Square Robot's leadership team with deep experience in the energy technology services and subsea robotics industries.

David Lamont

CEO

David has over 35 years of energy industry experience having held numerous senior positions around the world. David has been the CEO of numerous technology-focused companies including Proserv from 2011 to 2018 and ROVOP, where he was also Chairman, from 2018 to 2020.  Prior to Proserv, David served as President of Subsea Systems for Vetco International from 2003 to 2007. He started his career straight out of University serving 18 years with Schlumberger living and working around the world in countries including the UK, France, Russia, West Africa, Thailand, Australia, and North Africa.

Jerome Vaganay

Founder & CTO

Jerome is the former Director of Inspection Systems at Bluefin Robotics. He was hired by Bluefin in 2001 as underwater navigation specialist. Over the years, he has developed navigation algorithms covering all aspects of Bluefin AUV navigation, including improvements of compass-based navigation algorithms, LBL navigation, USBL-aided deep-water navigation, integrated INS/DVL Kalman filtering, multi-AUV navigation, and hull-relative navigation. In his free time Jerome likes to compete on Zwift and get out on the water wing foiling. Jerome received a doctorate degree from the Science University of Montpellier (France) with a focus on indoor mobile robot navigation in 1993.

Brian Kinsey

CGO

Brian has over 35 years of sales, business development, and executive leadership experience for energy related technology service and manufacturing companies. Most recently Brian served as CEO of the oilfield equipment manufacturer, KW International, and Regional President of Subsea Equipment and Service Technology company, Proserv. In his free time Brian enjoys playing golf, hiking, and snow skiing every chance he gets. Brian earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Dave Therrien

CFO

Dave has over 10 years of experience in various accounting and leadership roles in the robotics, subsea, and manufacturing industries. Most recently he held a leadership position at Bluefin Robotics, focusing on M & A and driving the financial integration into a large global aerospace and defense company. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Economics from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Matt Crist

Operations Manager

Matt has over 20 years of storage tank experience as an inspector, project manager, region manager, and business line manager for several NDT inspection companies. Most recently Matt served as a Subject Matter Expert along with being a Front End Loading and Scheduling Coordinator for Phillips 66. When not focused on tanks Matt likes to spend time with his family traveling and coaching his daughters in rugby. His favorite time of the year though is Christmas when the family travels to a new town together building memories. Matt earned his API 653, 570, and 510 certifications, AA in Business Administration and Management from American InterContinental University; and graduated from The Ocean Corporation.

Ross Jarvis

Director of Technical Operations

Ross is the Director of Technical Operations at Square Robot and as such he leads the Field Operations Group.  Ross has over 14 years of experience planning and executing AUV operations around the globe for the military, scientific and commercial sectors.  He has great enthusiasm for taking a new technology and through teamwork and persistence deriving the most efficient and safe way to perform an important task in a real world environment.  When not deploying robot teams he enjoys spending time with his young family, getting out on the water any way possible and all forms of exercise.  Ross holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


Amy Underwood

Senior Roboticist

Amy has over 10 years of experience with robotics and in her current role Amy orchestrates the development of robots from concept to HazLoc-certified product. A true unicorn, Amy provides a well-rounded, detail-oriented view of a robot's design challenges, as well as history working with data management, process engineering, mechanical and software design. She is a former Senior Systems Engineer, Program Manager, and Technical Lead at Bluefin Robotics. At Bluefin, Amy supported multiple AUV programs; defining architectures, writing requirements, generating and executing verification tests, and operating AUVs. When she is not designing robots, Amy spends her time gardening, exploring national parks, and playing video games. Amy has a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire with a focus in systems modeling, simulation, and control.

Brenden Gibbons

Systems Engineering Manager

Brenden brings over 10 years of maritime robotics software development experience to Square Robot, where he leads software development efforts for both our inspection systems and our data visualization and analysis platform. Brenden's passion for robotics started at a young age upon receiving a LEGO Mindstorms kit and has flourished ever since.  He prides himself on finding pragmatic solutions to complex robotics problems and strives for reliability, usability, simplicity, and scalability above all else. When not developing robotic solutions, Brenden can be found outside, running or playing tennis, or inside, fiending over Magic cards. He holds a B.S. in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  

Charles O'Connell

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Charles is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Square Robot, leading the hardware design of HazLoc-certified robotic platforms for petrochemical operating environments. As a mechanical engineer at Bluefin Robotics, Charles developed tactical and visionary AUVs for all ranges of ocean depths and operational parameters. With over 10 years of mechanical design experience on underwater and land based robotic systems his focus is on developing robust and user-friendly autonomous vehicles for harsh environments.  Outside the office his hobbies gravitate towards building apparatus that can launch him in the air, especially on skis. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Matthew Myers

Marketing Manager

Matthew Myers joined the Square Robot team after 10 years leading marketing departments in the nonprofit and manufacturing industries. Matthew's career focus has been on creating strategic content marketing strategies that drive organizations to become thought leaders in their respective industries. Most recently, Matthew ran the marketing department for a CNC machine tool importer where he transformed their marketing focus from print advertising into a digital marketing leader for CNC machine tools. On the weekends he spends time outdoors hiking with his dog or developing new recipes in the kitchen. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Art from Fitchburg State University.

Our Values

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About Us

Square Robot was established in 2016 when three veterans of the robotics industry identified a critical need to improve aboveground storage tank inspections. The autonomous robotic solution developed is a huge step forward for the industry. In-Service inspection of aboveground storage tanks removes people from the dangerous environments and minimize hazardous vapor and chemical releases to the environment while keeping the tank operational. The Square Robot solution dramatically reduces the cost of tank inspection and intervention with no compromise on data or information quality - truly transformational.