Cruise ship marine operations expert John Schneider is joining the board of directors at FarSounder, Inc. Schneider has utilized FarSounder’s innovative sonar systems since 2010 in his role as vessel manager for Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM).

John Schneider PhotoOver the last twelve years, Schneider has worked in the cruise ship segment of the marine industry as fuel and energy optimization manager (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises), superintendent engineer (Celebrity Cruises), and as vessel manager for ResidenSea’s residential passenger vessel The World. In this position, he was responsible for the overall management of the vessel within the marine operations department reporting to both WSM and to ResidenSea's Senior Management.

Schneider received his BS Degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1977 as well as attaining USCG license for Chief Engineer of Motor or Steam or Gas Turbine Vessel of Any Horsepower. Prior to entering the cruise ship sector, he sailed for 20 years as chief engineer on board U.S. flagged oil tankers and container ships.

“His over forty years of experience in the marine industry in various seagoing and shoreside management positions along with his insight into the needs of the cruise ship sector will be a valued addition to our board”, said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO.

FarSounder welcomes his passion for the marine industry, advanced technologies, and passenger safety. These valuable assets have been central to Schneider’s relationship as an early and innovative user of the FarSounder sonar systems.