SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 27, 2022—MRV Systems, LLC, a global provider of autonomous undersea vehicles, today announced that Adam A. Razavian has been named as President and Chief Executive Officer. Neil Bogue, who has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2016, will stay as chairman of the advisory board. Dr. Razavian’s employment with MRV Systems will commence on June 27th, 2022.
Dr. Razavian has more than 20 years of senior management experience with US Navy and Industry leading large R&D and engineering organizations with yearly annual revenue of over $2B. He has strong technical, programmatic and acquisition background in the US Navy surface and Undersea programs. His experience with Industry includes over seven years of P&L management, strategic and business development with General Dynamics Mission Systems and Saab Inc. Prior to that, he was a member of Senior Executive Services with NAVSEA as the Technical Director for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division with U.S. Navy.
Fred Maas, Executive Chairman of MRV Systems, said, “We are thrilled to have Adam aboard for this new phase of MRV. Building on Neil’s stellar leadership, Adam is poised to take MRV to the next level of manufacturing and service to the defense and oceanographic communities. He is not only extraordinarily talented, but brings the experience, character and integrity to continue the culture at MRV.”
“I am very excited to be joining the MRV team,” said Adam Razavian. “I believe MRV Systems has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the changing Autonomous Maritime Robotic environment. As the industry evolves through restructuring, consolidation and technology migrations, I believe MRV is in a unique position to provide a cost effective and timely suite of equipment and services to the existing and future clients.”
Adam received a doctorate degree in Information Systems with research in Autonomous Vehicles from Nova Southeastern University in 2004, a master of science and a bachelor in Electrical Engineering and a bachelor of science in Physics from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Florida and Jacksonville University.
MRV was founded in 2010 as a spin-off from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with a license to manufacture the SOLO II Argo float. MRV has since diversified our product line and customer base, and continues to be a leading supplier of buoyancy-driven profilers to the US Argo program, the US Navy, and premier oceanographic institutions around the world.