Robin Cornick joined SeeByte in early 2011 as the Senior Programme Manager for SeeByte’s US-based operations. Rob’s past experience in Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving and Mine Countermeasures equip him with the knowledge and expertise required to provide customer support, requirements definition and product integration for SeeByte’s SeeTrack Military software capabilities.
Rob joined the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineering Mechanic in 1979. Commissioned in 1985, he served as the Operations Officer of the Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures vessel HMS Dulverton, an instructor at the Royal Navy’s Diving School and the Executive Officer of the Hunt Class, HMS Bicester. Rob then undertook a three year exchange tour with the US Navy at the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. Here Rob became involved in the Very Shallow Water Mine Counter Measures Technologies Project, and gained his first exposure to the future possibilities of unmanned technology.
Appointed to the Directorate Equipment Capability (Underwater Battlespace) at the Ministry of Defence in London for 3 years upon his return to the UK, Rob then moved the MCM Equipment Integrated Project Team in the Defence Procurement Agency as Requirements Manager. In 2005 Rob took up his final position before his role at SeeByte as the Mine Warfare Programme Officer at the NATO Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia, Italy where he provided Subject Matter Expertise and guidance to scientists researching NATO’s Mine Countermeasures future capability and maritime force protection, and ran the small AUV team.
In his spare time Rob enjoys working on old engines, motor sports, water sports and is becoming increasingly interested in alternative energy and other environmentally sound practices.