Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology
Oceaneering International, Inc.
Mr. Kreider has nearly 40 years experience as an Ocean Engineer and Manager developing and operating unique ocean systems and performing projects in harsh environments for commercial and government Customers. In 2002, Mr. Kreider became Senior Vice-President of Oceaneering Advanced Technologies (ADTECH), one of five business segments of Oceaneering International, Inc., a $3 billion company. In this position, he has broad responsibility for all non-oilfield business, including manned and unmanned projects in space and undersea. Since 2002, ADTECH has grown at a compounded rate of more than 15%/yr, with annual revenue of more than $300M and 1,300 employees. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kreider held several other positions at Oceaneering since 1992. Prior to Oceaneering, he was a Vice-President at Eastport International (1987-1992) responsible for unmanned subsea and land-based robotic systems, a Vice-President at Arctec Incorporated (1982-1987) responsible for offshore data acquisition and design projects in the Arctic, and at Shell Oil/Shell Development Company (1975 – 1982) managing design and data acquisition programs in frontier offshore areas. Prior to management positions, he managed more than 50 projects, including 2 new ROV systems, 15 major field programs, 6 offshore instrumentation systems, and numerous design and analysis studies for underwater vehicles, offshore structures, and ships. Mr. Kreider has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and MS and Engineer’s Degrees in Ocean Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and he currently holds a Top Secret SBI/SCI clearance. Mr. Kreider has authored more than 60 publications and technical reports and served on numerous technical committees. One of his papers has been recognized by the ASCE for a Hall of Fame Award for “Pioneering Innovation and Lasting Impact.”
Mr. Kreider will serve an initial four-year term.