UK based Marine survey equipment group GeoAcoustics Ltd. ( has appointed Sergio Vettese as its new Chief Operating Officer. Sergio is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience of the  automotive, defence, telecommunications and environmental sectors. Having graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sergio developed a firm footing in hardware and software engineering before progressing onto project, portfolio and programme management in both public and private sectors. He has headed up applied technology departments delivering innovative monitoring solutions for the marine environment, and has led delivery of complex marine science projects both in the UK and overseas. Sergio, who has held various senior leadership and director positions, will take over the day-to-day operations of GeoAcoustics Ltd as it delivers a new strategic plan since in the wake of its independence from Kongsberg Maritime in 2020.


Richard Dowdeswell, General Manager, adds; “I’m delighted to welcome Sergio to the GeoAcoustics team. Sergio brings a range of skills, knowledge and expertise which make him an ideal choice for Chief Operating Officer of the company. I have no doubt that he will have an immediate positive impact and will play a significant role in the delivery of the company strategy, solidifying our position as a leading supplier of marine survey equipment.”

Reflecting on his appointment, Sergio remarked that he is looking forward to the challenge ahead. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute towards the future success of GeoAcoustics Ltd. The experience I have gained throughout my professional career in a variety of exciting positions provides a rich foundation to drive results in my new role. In many ways, this appointment is a natural progression of my career path and I’m excited to be part of such an exciting company’s future.”