OPT appoints global business development lead

Matthew May (Photo: LinkedIn/OPT)

Wave energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has named Matthew May as the company’s Vice President for Global Business Development.

In the new role, May will lead OPT’s global business development activities that include market and partnership development, marketing, sales, and commercial operations throughout all targeted markets.

Prior to joining OPT, Matt was Director of Sales and Marketing for Tampnet, a provider of 4G mobile technology focused on the offshore oil and gas market.

“We’re excited to have Matt join OPT. His background in offshore oil and gas, telecommunications, security and defense, combined with his successes in sales and marketing and his long history of leadership will be instrumental as we execute on our growth strategy,” said George Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT.

May received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in management, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Saint Leo University. He will be based out of Houston, Texas, OPT added.

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