Executive Appointments – Mark Kotzer & Lee Foster
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (March 20, 2023) MetOcean Telematics (MetOcean), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kotzer as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Lee Foster as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mark and Lee, who report directly to CEO Tony Chedrawy, will play a crucial role in advancing MetOcean’s strategic vision and determining the company’s future expansion and progress.
As COO, Mark Kotzer will play a pivotal role in shaping strategy and guiding the future growth and development of the company. As a Professional Engineer with 30 years of experience in Aerospace and Defence and a Master of Business Administration from the Telfer School of Management, Mark is well-equipped to ensure performance meets operational standards, financial targets, and service level agreements. Mark most recently served as the Director of Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement at Ultra Maritime.
“I am thrilled to join the MetOcean Telematics team as the Chief Operating Officer. I am eager to bring my skills and experience to the table and work alongside the dedicated professionals at MetOcean to drive growth, increase operational efficiency, and continue to deliver exceptional results. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such a talented team and am excited to contribute to the company’s ongoing achievements,” said Mark Kotzer.
Lee Foster, who joined MetOcean in 2020 as Vice President of Finance and Administration, will now serve as CFO. With over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a CPA, CMA. Lee plays an integral role in MetOcean’s management team, guiding strategic decisions and leading the company’s financial operations.
“I’m thrilled to take on this new role and to continue supporting the growth of MetOcean. Our company’s commitment to developing state-of-the-art solutions, coupled with our focus on niche MetOcean and custom Defence and Security products not only helps us connect the world, it also connects us to new possibilities and new opportunities for growth,” said Lee Foster.
Tony Chedrawy, CEO of MetOcean, praised the appointments, saying, “Mark and Lee are both highly accomplished professionals with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. Their expertise and leadership will be vital in shaping the future growth and development of MetOcean as we continue to expand globally.”
Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, MetOcean Telematics is a global Iridium satellite Value-Added Reseller focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support. The company specializes in developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions and is a leader in the satellite communications industry.
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