SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), is pleased to announce the appointment of Haydn Jones as the company's Director of International Operations. In this role Jones will be responsible for sales, marketing and business development of the company's range of maritime ship routing services and onboard system, in addition to overseeing the international support organization. Jones will be a member of the parent company board of directors.
Jones has extensive experience in the marine industry. After graduating from the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth UK, he served at sea as a deck officer on a range of warships as well as teaching navigation and bridge watch keeping duties to officer cadets. His subsequent career in the industry has mainly been in the commercial shipping sector but also with involvement in naval systems and offshore oil and gas sectors. Jones has held sales management, marketing management and general management positions in well-known marine organizations including Nera Ltd., the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and AWT business partner ChartCo Ltd. where he was head of sales and marketing, then managing director. Most recently he has been marketing director and business development manager of Fugro Satellite Positioning based in Oslo.Commenting on the appointment, AWT Chairman Jung Soo Kang said, "With the increasing focus of ship operators on energy-efficient vessel operations, there is a need to look at how AWT's ship routing services, fleet management system and BVS onboard product are best utilized on ships and by shore-based operations teams. Haydn's knowledge of the international maritime industry and in particular navigation, communications and ship efficiency systems will help us in achieving that strategic goal." About AWT AWT (awtworldwide.com) is the leading provider of shore-based ship routing services, BVS onboard voyage management software, Fleet Decision Support System and its award-winning GlobalView™ Fleet Management System. The company's mission is to provide decision support solutions and services that enable companies in the maritime industry to increase effectiveness, improve profitability, maintain safety, and minimize environmental impact. Focused solely on the maritime industry, AWT is staffed by world-renowned experts in ship routing, meteorology, IT, maritime science and former mariners. AWT's 24/7 personalized customer service and integrity have made AWT the trusted fleet optimization provider to more than 1,000 shipping companies. Founded in 1996, AWT is headquartered in California's Silicon Valley with worldwide offices located in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Korea, Japan, Singapore, New York, and New Jersey. More information is available at www.awtworldwide.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +1.408.731.8600. SOURCE AWT