About Us

In 2008, Sea-Bird Electronics was acquired by Danaher. After subsequent acquisition of WET Labs (2010) and Satlantic (2011), Sea-Bird Electronics and its two sister companies combined to form a new entity — Sea-Bird Scientific. By combining the three companies, Sea-Bird Scientific built unprecedented capabilities in providing best-of-class tools for monitoring of physical and biogeochemical variability in waters. Today Sea-Bird Scientific employs over 200 people in the US, Canada, and Europe in development, manufacture, calibration, sales, and support of our products.

In 2013, Sea-Bird Scientific reorganized to provide more focused support for its expanding customer base. We now provide products and services through two commercial businesses:

  • The Ocean Research Business will work with our historic customer base and will remain the source of most of Sea-Bird Electronics’ core products and services, as well as those of WET Labs and Satlantic. It will also manage the firms’ growing capabilities in autonomous platforms and sensors.
  • Sea-Bird Coastal will address the emerging requirements for improved monitoring of the world’s coastal margin zones and inland waters.

The Sea-Bird Scientific senior leadership includes: Casey Moore (link sends e-mail) (President and Sea-Bird Electronics site leader); Dr. Tom Mitchell (link sends e-mail) (Director of Ocean Research Business); Lea Ann Zuellig (link sends e-mail) (Director of Sea-Bird Coastal); Dr. Nordeen (Norge) Larson (link sends e-mail) (Chief Science Executive); Dr. Andrew Barnard (link sends e-mail)(Vice President of Research and Development); David Helwig (link sends e-mail) (Vice President of Operations); and Mark Thorpe (link sends e-mail) (Vice President of Finance and CFO). Key staff at Sea-Bird Scientific also includes Calvin Lwin (link sends e-mail) (Sales), Geoff MacIntyre (link sends e-mail) (Marketing), Jim Hochstein (link sends e-mail)(Product Management), Dave Murphy (link sends e-mail) (Science) and Ian Walsh (link sends e-mail) (Science). While Sea-Bird Scientific continues to shape our business to better serve our customers and the global science community as a whole, we remain firmly committed to the core attributes that built our companies. As testament to this, the previous owners of all three businesses that now comprise Sea-Bird Scientific remain deeply engaged with the business.

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In 2010, WET Labs was acquired by Danaher. After acquisition of Sea-Bird Electronics (2008) and subsequently Satlantic (2011), WET Labs and its two sister companies combined to form a new entity — Sea-Bird Scientific. By combining the three companies, Sea-Bird Scientific builds unprecedented capabilities in providing best-of-class tools for monitoring of physical and biogeochemical variability in waters. Today Sea-Bird Scientific employs over 200 people in the US, Canada, and Europe in development, manufacture, calibration, sales, and support of our products.

In 2017, Sea-Bird Scientific reorganized to provide more focused support for its expanding customer base. We now provide products and services through a single Commercial Team with three functional units:

  • The Sales Team has been reorganized to provide a regional focus with sales associates at three sites.
  • The Marketing Team is focused on providing key application information tailored to suit the varying needs of our different customer groups.
  • The Product Management Team is focused on understanding the evolution of customer needs and translating insights into new product features. 

Sea-Bird's senior leadership includes: Casey Moore (link sends e-mail) (President and Bellevue site leader); Dr. Tom Mitchell (link sends e-mail) (Vice President Commercial Team); Dr. Nordeen (Norge) Larson (link sends e-mail) (President Emeritus, Chief Science Advisor); Dr. Andrew Barnard (link sends e-mail) (Chief Technology Officer); David Helwig (link sends e-mail) (Vice President of Operations); and Mark Thorpe (link sends e-mail) (Vice President of Finance and CFO). Key staff includes Dave Murphy (link sends e-mail) (Director of Science); Calvin Lwin (link sends e-mail) (Director of Sales), Geoff MacIntyre (link sends e-mail) (Director of Marketing), and Nichole Halsey (link sends e-mail) (Director of Product Management).

While  Sea-Bird in Philomath, Oregon and its other locations in Halifax, Canada and Bellevue, Washington continues to shape our business to better serve our customers and the global science community as a whole, we remain firmly committed to the core attributes that built our companies.