Our People

Management Team

Our team are highly motivated in producing market leading Unmanned Marine Systems, they have a unique assortment of expertise, education and experience coupled with a 'can do' attitude that makes this possible.

Our employees enjoy coming to work each day and all are encouraged to be creative and express ideas to maximize the quality of our products.

Thomas S. Chance Vice President / General Manager Thomas was founder and CEO of C & C Technologies, an international offshore surveying company and the leader in commercial AUV technology development and operations. Having grown that company to over 600 employees with 12 offices worldwide, Thomas sold C & C in 2015 and is now dedicating his efforts to the global growth of L3 ASV. Thomas has a Master’s Degree in engineering, an MBA, and more than 33 years of experience in the offshore industry.
Larry Karl Vice President / General Manager (USA) Larry is responsible for L3 ASV's engineering, sales, and operations efforts in North America. Larry has over 29 years of experience managing and developing complex systems for government and industry. He joined L3 ASV from Oceaneering International's Advanced Technology Group where he held various technical and managerial positions. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
Mark Exeter Managing Director (UK) Mark joined L3 ASV in 2017 bringing a wealth of experience in developing reliable marine products, robotics, business operations, and manufacturing process from his time at Saab Seaeye.
Vince Dobbin Sales and Marketing Director (UK) Vince has been with L3 ASV since December 2011 bringing extensive experience in sales and marketing from previous roles with Drumgrange, WFS Technologies, Roke Manor Research and STS Defence. He served over 30 years in the Royal Navy in a variety of engineering and operational roles.
ASV Global Engineering Director Glen Davidson
Glen Davidson Engineering Director (UK) Glen joined L3 ASV with over 15 years’ engineering experience from a combined commercial and defence background. He has worked in a number of technical fields related to sensor fusion, autonomous systems, remote sensing and data processing taking ideas through the engineering lifecycle from concept through to deployment. In his previous role at Thales UK, Glen held various roles including payloads & imagery capability lead on the Watchkeeper remotely piloted air system, and systems function manager responsible for a team of 40 working on major civil and defence projects in intelligence, surveillance and system integration. Glen holds MA & MSci degrees from Cambridge University and an Engineering PhD from University College London.
Dan Hook Board Advisor Dan was one of the original founders of the company previously known as ASV. In his role as Managing Director Dan saw the company grow from 3 to over 150 people in just 7 years. From November 2017 Dan took on a new role as Senior Director – Business Development before moving into an advisory role in April 2019.

In addition to his work at L3, Dan maintains an active role in industry. He is currently the Chairman of the Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) Council run by the Society of Maritime Industries and is a member of the Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group. He is an active participant in marine robotics conferences, workshops and future strategy.
Richard Daltry Board Advisor Richard was one of the original founders of the company previously known as ASV. During his time with the company Richard held the role of Technical Director and R&D Director. Richard led the team responsible for the design and delivery of over 100 Autonomous Vessels for military and commercial applications as well as the continued development of the ASView® control system.

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