Greenough, a leading independent public relations firm in Boston, announced today that Hydroid, Inc., a premier manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) has selected the firm as its new agency of record. Greenough is developing and supporting the company’s media relations campaigns. “With our innovative technology and intense focus on customer satisfaction, Hydroid has achieved tremendous growth in revenue and hiring, and now’s the perfect time to raise awareness of both our marketing-leading AUVs and our company as a destination for talented engineers to apply their skills,” said Christopher von Alt, president and co-founder of Hydroid. “With its track record of success in helping innovative companies establish compelling narratives, Greenough is the right marketing partner to help us build on our success to reach our goals for the coming years.”
Located in Pocasset, Massachusetts, Hydroid manufactures supports and develops the REMUS AUV technology, originally developed and licensed from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Hydroid offers a greatly improved range of REMUS vehicles that are being used by customers worldwide for hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping and scientific sampling and mapping, among other activities. Hydroid’s AUVs are currently in use with several NATO and international navies.
“In a sea of mediocre business performance across so many market sectors, Hydroid stands out as an innovation success story not only in underwater robotics but also in comparison to any other category,” said Phil Greenough, founder and president of Greenough. “While taking the market by storm on a worldwide basis, Hydroid has become a beacon of success in our region, and we’re excited to help spread the word on a local and national platform.”
About Hydroid, Inc. Hydroid, Inc. was established in 2001, and holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle technology. In June 2008, Hydroid was acquired by Kongsberg Maritime, and is now part of a large company that can offer a full complement of AUVs, for operations in any water depth that includes the REMUS and HUGIN family of customized autonomous vehicles.