Mr. Kleiner participated in numerous Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and Autonomous
Surface Vehicle (ASV) projects for government agencies, academic institutions, and
the offshore oil & gas industry. He possesses more than thirty years of experience
managing ocean mapping projects and has an established track record of securing contracts
and coordinating funding strategies.
Art studied Engineering, Geology, and Oceanography at Louisiana State University
and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance from
the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mr Kleiner is a Board Member of The Hydrographic
Society of America and received his Hydrographer Certificate from the National Society
of Professional Surveyors. He is a former President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of
The Hydrographic Society of America, and a former U.S. Branch Trustee of The International
Mr. Kleiner has authored several papers on unmanned maritime vehicle systems. His
professional affiliations include the Marine Technology Society, the American Geophysical
Union, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Association of Petroleum
Surveying & Geomatics, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.