TEXO DSI BlOG
March 2, 2018
Texo DSI Group Make Senior Board Appointments
Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner operators of the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles has today announced the appointment of two directors to its board.
Dr Rob Watts Bsc (hons) Ph.D has been appointed Group Managing Director and Dr David Flynn has been appointed as a special adviser to the company and non-executive director.
On assuming his group role, Rob will also head up the company’s dedicated nuclear services division and will be responsible for developing strategic relationships within the UK and overseas nuclear sectors.
Rob Watts has over 25 years’ experience in IT, GIS and site survey services. He is a CAA licenced drone pilot and holds UK Security Clearance for working in some of the most challenging and sensitive industries including nuclear and offshore oil & gas.
He has held a number of senior positions including commercial and managing director posts within information and technology companies. He joined Texo DSI from Taw Associates – a GIS and data-modelling consultancy specialising in the nuclear sector.
David Flynn will provide strategic support as well as being a special advisor to the business for the development of enabling and disruptive sensor technology and asset management solutions.
David is an Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has an extensive track record of delivering new technologies to market and supporting companies, as well as governments, in creating solutions for intelligent asset management.
John Wood Chief Operations Officer, Texo DSI commented: “The Texo brand has gained an enviable reputation in the industrial services sectors, specifically in relation to the deployment of UAV’s with advanced sensor payloads. As a business we have pioneered the adoption and integration of disruptive and enabling technologies in the space of survey and inspection for a number of mission critical sectors. I am delighted to announce Rob and David’ appointments. Rob’s particular expertise in the nuclear sector is a real coup for us and he will be instrumental in helping us expand our existing footprint in this important market as well as others.”
John Wood added: “Moreover, David Flynn’s world-leading expertise and knowledge will also help us to make exponential leaps in our technology roadmap.”
Dr Rob Watts said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me. I have followed Texo’s developments closely over the last year and have been astounded at both their ambition as a company and the level of investment made in the most advanced UAV-integrated survey and inspection sensors in the world. They really are in a unique position in the marketplace and are the premier UAV service provider for the nuclear and other mission-critical sectors.”
Dr David Flynn said: “I am looking forward to working with the team at Texo DSI. We have some ground-breaking technology in development and highly skilled personnel that can deliver significant advances in current working practices for our industrial clients. My role will be to help make this a commercial reality for the company and to support our clients in deriving the maximum value from their asset base by supporting the conversion of data into actionable information for their businesses.”
Since its inception, the precision data acquisition specialist has made a multi-million pounds investment in a fleet of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles and associated payload sensors for industrial survey and inspection, alongside the development and implementation of its asset management TEXZONE software platform and the very best process and quality management systems. Texo DSI has also been recognised for bringing to market a number of world-first UAV-integrated technologies.
For more information about Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd please visit www.texodroneservices.co.uk