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Teledyne RD Instruments
14020 Stowe Drive
Poway, CA 92064
Tel. +1-858-842-2600
Fax +1-858-842-2822
E-mail: rdisales@teledyne.com

Contacts by Product Line:


Please feel free to contact any of the following individuals for assistance. To e-mail a member of our sales/marketing team, please use the individual's first initial and last name, followed by @teledyne.com. (i.e. Mary Smith would be msmith@teledyne.com)

General Sales/Marketing:

V.P. Sales/Marketing:

Harry Maxfield

Harry Maxfield
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2706

Spectacular customer satisfaction is Harry's goal. As the leader of the Teledyne RDI Sales and Marketing department, his customers and his staff are his key priorities. Harry combines his good ole fashion Yankee ingenuity, forty plus years of industry experience, and friendly style to get the job done.

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Scientific/Technical Marketing

Peter Spain

Peter Spain
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2675

Peter Spain has some explaining to do… that’s his job. Peter is responsible for scientific and technical marketing at Teledyne RDI. His training programs, Tech Tips, and Application Notes, have helped customers better understand the instruments they utilize.
    His background in ocean physics (he studied under the scientists who invented velocity profiling) and his skill at explaining complex technical subjects, make him particularly suited to this task. His one wish? “I want to know what else people would like to read in the Tech Tips section,” he says.

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Director of Marketing
Margo Newcombe

Margo Newcombe
Direct Telephone Line: +1-508-539-6960

Anyone that has ever met Margo knows that she's never at a loss for words. After years as a marketing consultant to Teledyne RDI, she's now officially on board leading the company's marketing initiatives. Margo puts her gift of gab and extensive industry experience to work every day strategizing the marketing for our organization, and providing our worldwide sales staff with the tools they need to effectively communicate the many solutions we have to offer. A die-hard 'East Coaster', Margo leads the charge from her office on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, but makes frequent trips to our office in sunny California -- particularly in the dead of winter!

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Marketing Coordinator
Gail Lamangan

Gail Lamangan
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2695

Gail is the newest member to the Marketing team at Teledyne RDI. She has extensive marketing experience in various industries and is excited to join such a unique and interesting industry. Gail especially enjoys putting tradeshows together and loves that every day is a different challenge in the marketing world – she is always ready to take anything on! Gail is a native "San Diegan" and enjoys spending time with all her men - husband and three boys!

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Manager, Client Services Liaison Group:

Elsie Baugh

Elsie Baugh
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2657

Elsie moved to the USA from her native country, Germany, many moons ago and has worked for Teledyne RDI since 1988. Although she has acclimated to the American way of life over the years, she has not let go of some of the more positive attributes the German culture is famous for in the workplace - including professionalism, orderliness, reliability and organization. While at work, she strives to provide the type of customer service that she would like to receive herself. So you can always expect to receive the utmost in customer service from her and her department. As the saying goes, "You can take the farmer out of the village but you can't take the village out of the farmer (although she grew up in a city). Elsie's pastimes include chasing rainbows, spending time in the sun and shopping - not necessarily in that order.

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Client Services Liaison Group, Administrative Assistant III:
Buen Gaffney

Buen Gaffney
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2621

Buen Gaffney began her journey at Teledyne RD Instruments in 2003 as the company’s receptionist . Through hard work and determination she is now an Administrative Assistant III in the Customer Service Department. Buen is always willing to help her co-workers, but most importantly TRDI’s customers. Whether your inquiry is about an existing Repair or you need help getting a Return Material Authorization (RMA), Buen is your gal.

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Client Services Liaison Group, Administrative Assistant III:
Let Almazen

Let Almazan
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2709

Let joined the RD Instruments family in 2005. Through the years, she has climbed the ranks with a lot of hard work, dedication and determination to provide high level products and services to her clients. She has maintained solid user relationships and addresses all her patron's questions, concerns and requests with efficiency and professionalism. Her strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and capability to synchronize the clients requirements alongside all the departments at TRDI has allowed her to earn the trust, confidence and support of her clients and colleagues. Let is the the main/lead POC for all of TRDI's Aftermarket ADCP product sales for all the business units. When she is not absorbed in her work, she enjoys reading a good book or a game of Scrabble or Spider Solitaire.

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Client Services Liaison Group, Administrative Assistant II:
Kean Vorn

Kean Vorn
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2971

    Being a native San Diegan, Kean chose to explore other places through serving in the US Army. After five rewarding years she decided it was time to return home and rekindle her love for fish tacos.
    Kean began her career with Teledyne RDI in 2005, as a part of our Material’s group. She has since moved to the Client Service Liaison Group where she assists customers with processing RMAs and inquiries with re-occurring repairs.
    At the end of the day, when she does find some time to relax, Kean finds an interesting book and again begins to explore other worlds.

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Marine Measurements:
ADCP and Waves products for estuaries to full ocean depth applications

Director of Marine Measurements Product Lines:

Darryl Symonds

Darryl Symonds
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2644

Darryl Symonds is a fun guy. Always armed with a smile and a willingness to joke, he brings a uniquely diverse set of experiences to his job. He began his career at Teledyne RDI over 25 years ago as a self-described “gopher,” steadily moving up through the company to his present position as the manager of the Marine Measurement Product Line.
    “The biggest joy of my job,” Darryl says, “is getting to visit customers all over the world. They all have great stories. I’ve had a good time everywhere I’ve gone.”

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Sales Manager, Marine Measurements:
Marc Sherman

Marc Sherman
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2690

    Marc is a great addition to the Marine Measurement team, having previously made his mark in our Navigation business unit. He enjoys activities such as outdoor photography, traveling and playing golf. Marc is an engineer at the core with 20 years of technical sales and marketing experience. Marc really likes working with customers to provide solutions to their ever changing marine measurement application challenges.

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Marine Measurement Product Line Sales and Application Manager:

Paul Devine

Paul Devine
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2671

    Paul Devine is one of the few people on the planet who can say they've spent time studying tidal estuary hydraulics. His prior experience as a coastal engineer, which had him evaluating numerical wave transformations, contaminated sediment transport, and the evolution of habitat in engineered wetlands, gave him a perfect introduction to the end uses of the products he supports today.
    Paul provides pre-sales support for customers working in the engineering, environmental, ecological and coastal oceanographic fields. "Customers call me with a need, and I help them find a solution," he says. "I listen, try to put myself in their shoes, and we work together to solve their problem.  I really take ownership of my customers' projects -- and love the opportunity to apply my background experience to their current needs."

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Marine Measurement Americas Technical Sales:
Patrick Bradley Patrick Bradley
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-413-6036

    Patrick joined the Teledyne RD Instruments Marine Measurements sales team in September 2006, and has taken on the role of technical sales. With an academic background in Marine Science, as well as technical sales experience within the process instrumentation industry, Patrick is well equipped to make an immediate contribution to Teledyne RDI and its customers. 
    “I’m thrilled to be associated with the company that has set the world-wide standard for making precise ADCP measurements” said Patrick, “and grateful for the opportunity to help this organization continue to grow.” Patrick is a graduate of Jacksonville University, Florida.

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Marine Measurement Asia and South Pacific Technical Sales:
Ron Hippe

Ron Hippe
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2691

    Through the years, Ron Hippe has had the unique opportunity to apply his BS in Engineering Mechanics to projects ranging from deep space -- right down to the ocean's abyss. (In fact, he truly has worked on the proverbial "lunar-lander" we often joke about at Teledyne RDI.)
    Since joining us in 2001, Ron has applied his vast mechanical and acoustic skills to the marine environment, where he's performed product commissioning, training and troubleshooting.

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Marine Measurement Europe Technical Sales:
Aaron Robinson

Aaron Robinson
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2967

    Aaron enjoys working with people and strives to meet customer’s expectations. He is an engineer who comes from a diverse background in Aerospace and Pharmaceuticals and is excited to be working with customers in the Oceanography industry. Aaron enjoys interacting with people and is eager to establish strong relationships with customers. He enjoys an active lifestyle in fitness, water sports, snowboarding and backpacking. He spends much of his time outdoors with his family and friends.

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Marine Measurements Offshore Oil and Gas Technical Sales:
Matt Burdyny

Matt Burdyny
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2764

    Matt Burdyny joined Teledyne RD Instruments in 2009 bringing with him experience in sensor integration from designing and building underwater platforms. During his time at TRDI, he has put this expertise and engineering degree to good use as a member of our field service team. Matt will continue to leverage his unique experience as he works to meet our customers' most demanding needs in Offshore Oil and Gas applications.

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Marine Measurements Sales:
Cindy Weems

Cindy Weems
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2632

    Now a seasoned veteran of Teledyne RDI, Cindy provides sales support to our customers worldwide for the Marine Measurements Product Line. She enjoys learning about the various marine applications and will go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. Her friendly voice and ability to get things done make her a favorite among our staff and customers alike. Cindy is a native "San Diegan" who attended the University California Santa Barbara.

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Administrative Sales Assistant III:

Danite Haines

Danite Haines
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2642

    Danite Haines has been playing a key supportive role for Teledyne RDI since 1998. She is now responsible for supporting the Marine Measurements Business Unit which includes processing orders as a main priority. She daily assists customers, both internal and external, providing her 'magic' abilities when needed.
    To top of her days and enjoy life, Danite can be caught singing in the car, knitting or crocheting gifts, playing dominoes or going to the happiest place on earth... Disneyland! In her encouraging way, she reminds us all, "not to regret your past...learn from it!"

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Navigation Product Line:
Doppler Velocity Logs and diver technology

Director of Navigation Product Lines:

Sales Manager, Navigation

Alan Kenny

Alan Kenny
Direct Telephone Line: +1-(858) 842-2600

“Win-Win”… it’s a saying that’s as difficult to explain as it is to realize sometimes, but for Alan it’s always the first order of business. Whether negotiating a “Win-Win” landing on his hang glider or a “Win-Win” solution with his clients, Alan will persist until it is fully realized. Alan brings to his position 29 plus years of engineering applications and sales experience, international experience across 5 continents, proficiency in 7 languages, and a driving desire to assure our customers’ best interests are realized. When Alan’s not trying to satisfy the world’s navigation needs, he can usually be found out in the field with the Boy Scouts, hiking a rugged trail, exploring a cave, diving the Pacific, or shooting off model rockets in the desert with the same interest and enthusiasm as the teenage boys he leads.

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Sales Engineer, Navigation:

Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2699

If Gina Lopez had a credo, it would be "service perfection." She relentlessly handles all aspects of Navigation sales, and wrangles with the technical staff to get answers for her clients. "I want my clients to feel like they couldn't have received better service anywhere else," she says.
In addition to maintaining constant states of service perfection, Gina holds a degree in Business and Information Technology, is a NAUI certified diver and plays golf and the guitar (not simultaneously).

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Navigation Application Engineer:

Gregory Rivalan

Gregory Rivalan
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2695

Greg originally joined Teledyne RD Instrument as a Field Service Engineer in 2005. Before joining the company, Greg obtained a Master of Science in France in Signal Processing and Telecommunication. Being the consummate over achiever that Greg is, he then went on to Florida Atlantic University to complete a second Master of Science, this time in Ocean Engineering. In 2007, Greg became TRDI's Technical Services Supervisor where he led the charge to create enhanced product support materials. Greg has worked closely with both our Marine Measurements and Navigation product lines over the years, and in 2012 became an Application Engineer for our Navigation product line. Greg now puts his vast experience to work every day providing pre-sales application and product integration support to our Navigation customers. When he's not buried in a project or talking with a customer, Greg enjoys spending time with his growing family.

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Water Resources:
Flow and discharge measurement tools for rivers, streams and man-made channels

Director of Water Resources Product Lines:

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2729

Jim Rogers started his career at Teledyne RDI over 20 years ago.  He worked his way up in the Field and Customer Service departments, eventually taking the role of Customer Service Manager.
    During this time, Jim was dedicated to providing customers with answers to their questions and solutions to any technical difficulties that may arise. Jim's goal was to always meet, and preferably to exceed customers' expectations.
    Jim has now transferred his skills and combined experience from Field and Customer Service department to lead our Water Resources Product Line.
    As our Water Resources Product Line Manager, Jim is tasked with the strategic planning, and oversight of the day-to-day operations of this growing product line.

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Regional Sales Manager, Water Resources of Asia and Pacific
(includes India, Australia and New Zealand):

Hening Huang

Hening Huang
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2708

    Hening Huang is our expert in hydrography, holding a Ph.D. in Environmental Hydraulics from UC Santa Barbara along with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Hening also serves as Teledyne RDI's Far East connection; supporting our representatives and customers in the region, and offering training or demonstrations when needed.
   Hening shares an understanding with his customers, as he was once a customer himself. He too remembers being amazed by the revolutionary ADCP technology and the ease of gathering a larger collection of data. This was a remarkable leap forward compared to spending numerous days on a boat collecting minimal data with the old style current meters.
   Having spent many years using ADCP technologies and working with ADCP data for water quality modeling, Hening continues to use his background and knowledge to help with customers' applications and product development.
   Although his focus is on the other side of the globe, he enjoys Southern California's dryer climate and diverse environments; which allow him to spend time gardening, fishing in the surf zone, enjoying sushi and practicing Tai ji all year round.

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Regional Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dave Dalkin

Dave Dalkin
Direct Telephone Line: +1.727.520.7567

    Dave Dalkin has been with Teledyne RDI since 2004. He travels the world and goes to great lengths to facilitate the needs of his customers and provide support to TRDI representatives. Although his main focus now is in the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he still maintains the close relationships that he has fostered in the North and South American regions.
    What Dave loves most about his job is helping agencies to increase the accuracy and efficiency of their water programs. He believes that no person should be without fresh water and his commitment to this belief shows in the passion he depicts when he speaks about our products and what we do. Dave has great pride in our field support teams who often go above and beyond to help clients. He strongly believes that it's this type of high-end support that has brought himself and TRDI the success they have achieved.
    Dave works from his office in St. Petersburg, FL. And in his spare time, he is an avid fisherman and volunteer in his community.

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Water Resources, Applications Engineer/ Product Development:

Jeff Den Herder

Jeff Den Herder
Direct Telephone Line: +1-858-842-2903

    Jeff joined Teledyne RD Instruments' Water Resources group in 2009 after 13 years spent using and selling pulse Doppler ADCP products at our former sister companies MGD Technologies and Teledyne Isco. He has a strong background in water and waste water projects, accompanied by a Civil Engineering degree and plenty of practical experience.
   Jeff brings a lot to the table both for Teledyne RDI and our customers, as he works on the development of Water Resources products and provides application engineering services to achieve the best product performance possible in our customer's unique situations. Jeff has been heavily involved in the ongoing development of the RiverRay ADCP and other recent product improvements.
   On the lighter side, most weekends will find him biking, hiking, or otherwise outdoors, crying over the misfortunes of the Padres, or turning the pages of a "nothing serious" book full of action and adventure.

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