North East & Great Lakes Region Manager
Eric has always been passionate about oceanography, ocean instrumentation and the sea. He has a background in research and operational physical oceanography, having worked in university and government environments on both the East and West coasts.
Eric has experience managing large field programs and analyzing current velocity, CTD and other hydrographic data sets.
Eric joined NortekUSA shortly after he and his wife returned from a sabbatical completing their long dreamed-of adventure: sailing their small boat from Seattle, through Mexico and the tropical Pacific islands, to New Zealand.
- M.S., Marine Science (Physical Oceanography)
University of South Florida, 1999
- B.S., Marine Geophysics, minors: Mathematics & Physics
Eckerd College, 1996
Why and how I work
I have always been passionate about oceanography and the technology used to measure the ocean. When I was working in academics and government labs, I was typically responsible for a large part of only a few programs. With Nortek, I really enjoy playing a supporting role in a large number of programs, from laboratory studies of suspended sediments, to turbulence measurements supporting renewable energy development, to velocity measurements on ocean gliders. I wake up each morning looking forward to my role in helping clients determine the best instrument for any given measurement problem, or helping to advancing oceanographic measurement capabilities by developing new applications for existing Nortek equipment or developing new sensors for new applications.
I strive to support instrument development and customer capability development by establishing collaborative partnerships between Nortek and the oceanographic community – including academic researchers, engineering applications, and joint company development projects.
Nortek hosts a series of user-focused, user-contributed, Technical Symposiums to highlight equipment and application case studies in an open and candid forum. We also partner with universities and conferences to host short, hands-on workshops to focus on training the community to use new products and understand new technology.