Airmar adds two to its product development department

MILFORD, N.H. – Airmar Technology Corporation recently added Kenneth Rolt and Shoko Yoshikawa to its product development department, the company said in a statement yesterday.

“Growth in the marine electronics business depends on new product innovation and staying ahead of the technology curve,” said Stephen Boucher, Airmar CEO and co-founder. “Ken and Shoko have both demonstrated a track record of success over the years and they are already making important contributions to our business.”

Rolt holds a doctorate in acoustics and a masters in ocean engineering from MIT. He has spent the past seven years on the technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on passive sonar pattern classification and automation for towed and hull arrays. Prior to this, Rolt’s career included serving as senior principal engineer at Sonetech Corporation of Bedford, N.H., and principal systems engineer at Lockheed Sanders, based in Manchester, N.H.

Yoshikawa’s background is in material science, specializing in piezoelectric and related electronics materials. Prior to joining Airmar, she was director of business development for XINETICS, a Devens, Mass.-based high-tech firm where she oversaw research and development projects related to deformable mirror technology. Her work experience also includes serving as a senior scientist and business development manager at Active Control experts, which Cymer later acquired. She has a masters in chemistry from Ohio University.

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