Ken Nagengast is an independent consultant and experienced technology Leader with a demonstrated history of working in Marine, Telecommunication & Defense industries. He is skilled in developing Best Practices and Strategic Direction in New Product Development, Reliability, Innovation and Collaboration.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Mr. Nagengast was with Teledyne Technologies, Inc. for 14 years and held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Group CTO for Teledyne Marine, responsible for overseeing hundreds of Engineering and R&D technical staff from 23 companies supporting Teledyne Marine’s subsea equipment solutions. Teledyne Marine is a group within Teledyne Technologies, Inc. with technology and products focused on measuring and communicating in deep sea environments. Products include current profilers, dynamic velocity logs, subsea acoustic modems, acoustic imaging sonar, subsea and surface vehicles (tethered ROVs and autonomous), seismic exploration equipment and subsea interconnection hardware.
Prior to joining Teledyne, Mr. Nagengast enjoyed a 20-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories focused on ocean systems for defense. He was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and a Technical Manager where he gained extensive experience in the development and validation of high reliability subsea products and systems as well as unique state-of-the-art fiber optic devices.
Mr. Nagengast holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has a combined 40 years’ experience in product development activities.