Keith Davidson, recently appointed chief technology officer for Ace Aquatec. "This is an ideal opportunity to work in a field where technology is truly used for good," he said.

Ace Aquatec nets new technology chief


Scotland-based aquaculture technology innovator Ace Aquatec has announced the appointment of a chief technology officer, Keith Davidson, who has considerable experience leading global technology teams.

Ace Aquatec said Davidson had managed teams across the United States, Canada, India, China, Europe, and Asia, and has worked with technology companies at every stage, from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Davidson’s roles have included engineering, software development, and senior management, including almost seven years with Sky TV, where he was director of global OTT (over-the-top) platforms which deliver services via the internet.

'An ideal opportunity'

Davidson said: “There are few professional opportunities that come along where you have the chance to work across almost every engineering discipline. Ace Aquatec products span mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and AI and as a technologist and engineer at heart this is an ideal opportunity to work in a field where technology is truly used for good.

“I plan to take this opportunity to build on the fantastic work already being done by Ace Aquatec’s world class technology team to provide fully integrated intelligent aquiculture products that support our customers to operate efficiently and humanely.”

Nathan Pyne-Carter, chief executive of Dundee-headquartered Ace Aquatec, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Keith to the executive team and everyone at Ace Aquatec is looking forward to working with him on the further development of our high-welfare aquaculture technologies.

“Keith’s core principles clearly align with our ethos, and we are delighted he is joining at a time of growth for the company and sector as a whole.”

Ace Aquatec specialises in in-water stunning and culling systems, next-generation acoustic seal scarers that don’t harm cetaceans, biomass estimation, and a sea lice removal system that is still in development.