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Valeport strengthens team with new Product Manager

Posted 10 October 2023  |  Company news

Leading manufacturer of oceanographic and hydrographic instrumentation, Valeport, has welcomed Amy Thompson as Product Manager. Amy, an experienced oceanographic engineer, brings more than a decade of expertise from customer relations roles to this newly created position at Valeport.

Joining from a Support Manager role at OceanWise, Amy will strengthen Valeport’s Innovation and Product Department working with respected hydrographic professional, Iain Slade, who leads this department.

Drawing on her operational oceanographic experience, Amy’s new role sees her assisting in shaping the product strategy for all Valeport and Valeport Water products.  Her responsibilities encompass generating innovative ideas and managing the product lifecycle from inception to customer delivery and beyond. Amy collaborates closely with the broader team to ensure Valeport’s product portfolio remains relevant and aligned with current and future customer needs.

The appointment of Amy underpins Valeport’s commitment to continually innovate its range to ensure Valeport technology remains at the forefront of the sector.

Iain Slade comments: “Amy’s appointment comes at a key time as we consolidate our offering, improve product support and look to future developments with our range of environmental sensors.”

“Amy’s operational knowledge, practical experience, passion for sustainability and in depth understanding of customer needs is a real asset and a great match for our growth plans. We’re delighted to have Amy on our team.”

Amy has worked on a variety of projects both in the UK and internationally, including projects for the UK Hydrographic Office and Environment Agency. She holds a Masters in Oceanography and sits on the Board of the Marine Science and Technology Group at the Society of Maritime Industries. Commenting on her new role, Amy said:

“I am very excited to join Valeport.  I’ve worked with many Valeport products in previous roles and have always trusted the technology. The opportunity to join the new Innovation and Product Development Department to assist in the development of new technologies and indulge my passion for innovative solutions is very appealing.  But another important factor was also the culture of the Valeport business.  I find Valeport’s culture very attractive – not only are the team all highly skilled, but they seem to me to be incredibly happy!  There’s an impressive number of colleagues having many years of experience working within the business, and I really like that.”