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Teledyne Marine Leads the Way in Marine Technology

The company provides innovative marine solutions to customers all around the world. 

By Livability on May 20, 2022

Teledyne Marine, Greater Daytona Beach, FL
Courtesy of Teledyne Marine

Daytona Beach, Florida, is known for big waves and car racing. It stands out in another way, too, as the headquarters of one of the most advanced marine technology companies in the world. 

A branch of global leader Teledyne Technologies (TDY), Teledyne Marine provides innovative marine solutions to customers all around the world. 

Founded in 1988 by a local oceanographer, Teledyne Marine now occupies a spacious 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 50,000-square-foot R&D facility in Daytona Beach with more than 300 employees. The company also has facilities in Brazil, United Kingdom, Denmark and even Iceland. 

“The technology Teledyne provides solves the world’s hardest problems and helps society move forward toward a more sustainable, safer and cleaner future,” says Teledyne Marine President Mike Read. “We have an ocean of products, whether it’s for defense, oceanography, energy or infrastructure. Wherever the ocean touches a country — the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil or Africa — our products are used.” 

In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, Teledyne provided equipment for a subsea fiber optic network that helps energy companies better prepare for hurricanes and maintain private, secure communications when storms hit. 

These same technologies are used in early tsunami warning systems off the coast of Japan, offshore surveillance technology to the U.S. Navy and its allies, and sonar imaging technology that facilitates the mapping of the world’s oceans. 

The company also supplies high-tech listening devices that monitor and protect sensitive marine mammals. Teledyne’s hydrophones, for instance, alert operators if a pod of whales is passing through a shipping channel, while another facilitates the seismic exploration for hydrocarbons in South American oceans to operate in environmentally sensitive areas without harsh tones that might be disruptive to whales. 

“A lot of big projects going on around the world that help fight climate change or reduce emissions need power and data,” says Justin Kretschmar, a lifelong Daytona Beach resident and Teledyne’s director of new business development and product line management. “What we’re trying to do is help them solve those problems and provide the backbone to transmit information back to the scientists in real time.” 

None of this would be possible without Teledyne’s highly skilled workers, many of whom studied at local Florida universities. All the interns are partnered with mentors, assigned to specific projects, and challenged to make presentations. Many of these interns have been hired full-time. 

“We are passionate about investing in our people and developing their skills to give them a successful and rewarding career,” Read says. 

That investment also extends to the community. Teledyne Marine gives back through beach cleanups and other events, backpacks filled with supplies for underprivileged students, and volunteer efforts at local nursing homes and animal shelters. 

“The culture of the company is about our motivated workforce, the innovative technology and supporting the Daytona Beach community,” Read says. “We have world-class technology supported by our talented teams, solving some of the most challenging problems all around the world, with a special focus on the health and safety of our people.” 

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