Quincy, MA, USA— Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) is pleased to announce that company has names Mr. Jeffrey M. Smith as its Chief Operating Officer.

Mr.Smith joined Bluefin in May of 2008 as the Director of Programs. He is a MechanicalEngineer by training and spent 15 years with General Dynamics prior to joining Bluefin. In Smith's most recent role as the Director of Programs at Bluefin, he established a program management organization within Bluefin to effectively manage the growing complexity of government and commercial contracts. He also implemented the process framework for program management necessary to support Bluefin's recent ISO 9001:2008 Certification for the design, development, manufacturing, operation, and servicing of their Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and related products. His primary focus at Bluefin will be tocontinue tolead the company's capture efforts for large development programs and maintain growth in the defense sector.

"Jeff's track record of capturing and executing contracts assurs me his new role as Chief Operating Officer will prove fruitful," said David P. Kelly, President and CEO of Bluefin. "I look forward to having Jeff play a significant part in shaping the future of this company."


Bluefin Robotics manufactures and develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems and related technology. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to become a world leader in AUV products designed for defense, commercial, and scientific applications. Bluefin Robotics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle. For more information, please visit www.bluefinrobotics.com.