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 Chance 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.
Mark Exeter Managing Director 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.
Dan Hook Senior Director - Business Development Dan Hook brings 14 years of experience in the unmanned marine industry to L3 ASV. He is a qualified Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer who before working for L3 ASV was a consultant specializing in unmanned platforms and high speed craft design and evaluation. Dan oversees all company activities and remains closely involved with the technical aspects of design and production and works closely with customers.

In April 2015 Dan was awarded the AMSI Council Business Person of the Year.
Richard Daltry R&D Director Rich Daltry has responsibility for the design and continuing development of all L3 ASV products. He is a qualified Naval Architect with extensive experience of commercial small craft design and testing, unmanned control systems and unmanned surface vehicle operations. Richard and his team design bespoke systems for a variety of applications with a consistent focus on rugged, reliable and safe unmanned operation.
Vince Dobbin Sales and Marketing Director Vince Dobbin 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 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.
Larry Karl Vice President / General Manager Larry Karl 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.

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