Global subsea technology, engineering and manufacturing company, Soil
Machine Dynamics (SMD) has recently expanded its services department,
welcoming Dr Lindsay Smith onboard as a business development manager of
Alongside her PhD in engineering, Lindsay also brings over a decade of industry
experience, with a strong background in the research and development of new
technologies within other roles.
Speaking on the senior hire, SMD’s general manager of services, Liam Forbes
said: “I am delighted to welcome Lindsay into our passionate team. With her
exceptional knowledge and varied experience, she is undoubtedly an asset to
“At SMD, we are unafraid to push boundaries and explore new ideas. I am
confident that in this creative and supportive environment, Lindsay will be
encouraged to reach her full potential.
“Over the last 50 years, our pioneering approach to subsea engineering has seen
us achieve numerous world-firsts. Lindsay’s primary focus will be on Artemis, an
innovative cable and pipeline tracking technology which is revolutionising the
subsea industry. As just one in a series of new and exciting projects, Lindsay’s
input will help us to maintain our upwards trajectory as we continue to grow.”
Speaking on her new role, Dr Smith added: “I am thrilled to be a part of the team
here at SMD. Working for a future-focussed company with an unrivalled
reputation for curating new technologies, the opportunities really are endless.
“I was drawn to SMD because of its open minded and active approach to
engineering. In my new role, I am surrounded by a community of experts, all of
whom share my passion for new technology. Despite its rapid growth, SMD has
maintained a strong, supportive culture in which I feel empowered to learn and
As well as branching more into services to help meet client demand, SMD also
has a strong commitment to innovation and recently launched a new division,
SMD Innovation. This dedicated team will have a sole focus on R&D, especially
within new technologies such as Artemis and electric solutions.
According to CEO Mike Jones, this emerging department is a testament to SMD’s
belief that: “When you approach the problem differently, you will always find a