Executive Moves: Sea Machines Robotics and PeopleNet

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Sea Machines Robotics adds member to its board of directors; and PeopleNet appoints senior vice president/general manager, truck.

   Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a startup specializing in autonomous technology for marine vehicles and vessels, has added Todd Busch to its board of directors. Busch joined Crowley Maritime in 1987 as an ordinary seaman, and is now senior vice president & general manager, technical services at Crowley. Before joining Crowley, he sailed with the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association. He was named vice president of Titan Salvage (now Ardent Global) in October 2005, and is now chairman of the board for Ardent, the joint venture between Crowley and Svitzer Salvage. In addition, Busch is a former director of Marine Response Alliance, Clean Pacific Alliance, and served as a member of the executive committee, and past president of the International Salvage Union.

   PeopleNet, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based fleet mobility technology provider for the trucking industry, has appointed Bryan Coyne as senior vice president/general manager, truck. Coyne previously served as vice president of national accounts and has been with PeopleNet since 2002. Before joining PeopleNet, he was an associate publisher at Commercial Carrier Journal, a publication that caters to freight transport.

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