Our Team

The Satlantic team is made up of some of the best scientists, engineers and technologists in the field, attracted to our commitment to excellence. Our engineers and scientists have built their careers designing and building sensitive, durable, reliable aquatic and oceanographic research equipment. Our product development team spends as much time in the field as they do in the lab and continue to work closely with customers to match sensor capabilities with application requirements. Satlantic's user-focused software developers, highly trained production staff and technology experts are fully dedicated to serving our clients with industry leading products and unsurpassed customer support. Together, the Satlantic team’s passion and experience provides the foundation for our world-class line-up of water monitoring solutions.

Dr. Marlon Lewis is  Satlantic's founder and a professor of Oceanography at Dalhousie University. His current role at Sea-Bird Scientific is as Senior Scientist. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Science and Ecology at the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University in 1984. Dr. Lewis is a recipient of the Lindemann Award from the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography, a Special Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA, a Killam Prize from Dalhousie University, and a Poste Rouge from the French Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique. His research interests span a broad range of oceanographic areas from upper ocean physics to phytoplankton ecology and bio-optical oceanography. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology category in Atlantic Canada, was named as one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada and is a Fellow of the Oceanography Society. He holds adjunct appointments at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the Ocean University of China. Dr. Lewis has published over 130  peer-reviewed scientific publications, and serves on numerous advisory councils to organizations and governments in Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia.

Cyril Dempsey is Satlantic’s site manager as well as the Director of Sales for the Sea-Bird Coastal Business Unit. Cyril is a Certified Electronic Technologist and holds degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology from NSCC-IT. Cyril began his career with Satlantic as a Production Technician in 1995 and moved into a field support role where he had the opportunity to participate in several ocean colour Cal/Val cruises, logging several months of sea-time in the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Cyril’s responsibilities at Satlantic have evolved over the years to include Customer Support Manager, Director and VP of Sales and Support and VP of Operations. Cyril’s ability to recognize and support the research priorities of the ocean science community has lead Satlantic to develop the industry’s most cutting-edge technologies.

Geoff MacIntyre is the Director of Marketing for Sea-Bird Scientific's Ocean Research Business Unit. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Acadia University, a Master of Science in Oceanography from Dalhousie University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University. Prior to joining Satlantic in 1999, Geoff worked with Dalhousie’s Department of Oceanography.  Geoff began his career with Satlantic as Field Support Scientist and participated in several international multi-disciplinary oceanographic research programs logging months of sea-time in the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern oceans. Geoff’s role at Satlantic evolved over the years to include Project Manager, Product Development Manager, Director of Product Development and Director of Marketing. Over a decade of involvement in scientific research and technology development projects has given Geoff a great understanding of the challenges researchers face in collecting robust and meaningful data in harsh and remote environments.  An expert in transforming complex technical issues into clear customer values, Geoff is instrumental in developing the solutions offered by Satlantic.

Keith Brown is Satlantic’s Director of Engineering Development. Keith holds a Bachelor of Engineering Physics and Master of Software Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. Keith is a Professional Engineer, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, and the Project Management Institute. Keith joined Satlantic to lead the Engineering Development team in 2002. Prior to joining Satlantic, Keith served in the Canadian Navy as a Naval Combat Systems Engineer, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In addition to serving at sea, Keith had roles in simulation based training systems development, shipboard command and control systems engineering, and operational analysis in support of combat systems testing and tactical development. Keith’s strong analytical aptitude, meticulous attention to details and sharp problem solving skills have significantly contributed to Satlantic’s success in providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products.

R. Steven Adams is Sea-Bird Scientific Director of Software Development. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Sciences from Dalhousie University. Prior to joining Satlantic, Steve honed his software engineering expertise with Amdahl/Fujitsu as systems internals developer of a cross-platform 4GL rapid application development environment deployed world wide by top Fortune 500 corporations for mission-critical enterprise systems. Steve came to Satlantic in 1996 by way of IOSAT, a Satlantic subsidiary, where he developed satellite mission management and acquisition systems for transportable earth-observation satellite receiving stations. Steve now leads our talented team of developers who provide best-in-class software solutions for sensor data acquisition, visualization, processing, calibration, and comprehensive sensor management with a focus on delivering superior product experience.

Jason MacFadyen is Satlantic’s Director of Operations and Danaher Business System leader. Jason holds a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NSCC-IT and a Certificate in Lean Level 1 Manufacturing. Jason is a Certified Engineering Technologist and a member of TechNova, the certifying body for Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists in Nova Scotia. Jason joined Satlantic in 1996 and now leads Satlantic’s dedicated team of Operations personnel who are essential in building Satlantic’s top quality products.