Michael Gordon Johnson has over 25 years of experience in oceanic domains and technology, serving as a Merchant Marine officer, marine engineer, and 3x entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Sea Machines, a USA-based tech company that is the leading provider of autonomous control and intelligent perception systems for marine vessels. The company brings AI and computer vision technology to the established domains of marine commerce, science, and recreation. In 2019, the company launched the SM series, systems for workboats, utility craft, and security vessels, to the global marine market, after which Michael secured Series B funding.
Previously, Michael was a Vice President at Crowley Maritime and their affiliate company, Titan Salvage, where he wrote the proposal to raise the wrecked COSTA CONCORDIA cruise ship, a successful and profitable project that earned over $1.3 billion in revenue. Michael has held executive positions at other tech and maritime companies including Texas Marine & Offshore Projects and Green Living.
Michael holds a primary goal of building progressive and sustainable innovation for modern society and is committed to responsible business. Sea Machines operates with engrained goals of zero impact to the natural environment and societal support through education and uplift. He happily resides near Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and 2 sons.