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WFS appoints new chief technology officer

Jul 31, 2019
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WFS Technologies, which focuses on wireless subsea internet of things technology, said it has appointed a new chief technology officer to its product portfolio and software development roadmap.

Jim Darroch has been appointed CTO to own the company’s product vision and roadmap, and to expand the product engineering team to meet growing client demands for its existing product range.

Most recently, Darroch was globally accountable for the delivery of an Intelligent IoT Edge ecosystem for Honeywell. Prior to Honeywell, he spent a few years at Artesyn (formerly Emerson) as senior director and vice president of engineering, leading the planning and execution of the company’s global software and product engineering strategies.

“WFS impressed me as a clear thought leader in developing subsea wireless and compute technology to solve customers’ problems in some of the world’s harshest operating environments,” Darroch said.

“While there is a great deal of synergy with other emerging IoT use cases, Subsea IoT presents enough challenges and opportunities to make WFS a fascinating place to work.

“With a solid technology foundation and a talented development team already in place, I am incredibly excited to join the team at this time to help drive, and deliver, our product vision.”

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