Derry, NH (July 9, 2024) – Award-winning boat monitoring system developer Skyhawk announced that effective today, marine industry veteran Carlton Schumacher is joining the company in the role of Director of Business Development for Skyhawk Oversea. In this newly established position, Schumacher will be responsible for forging industry partnerships, developing sales channels and market strategies, and assisting with overall product marketing efforts for the Skyhawk Oversea system, first debuted at the 2024 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) in February.

Even though Skyhawk is relatively new to the recreational boating industry, it has years of experience in developing remote monitoring solutions and has broken into the boating market in a big way — winning the coveted 2024 NMMA Innovation Award in the Marine Electronics category at MIBS, followed shortly thereafter with a 2024 Top Products Award from leading trade journal Boating Industry Magazine in May. There are two logical reasons for this rapid success. First, that Skyhawk Oversea is a truly different solution that brings practical year-round boat monitoring to the masses, since it never drains power from boat batteries, and second, the vast experience that Skyhawk has in building highly power-efficient remote asset monitoring hardware, software, and app development for other industries, with thousands of installations nationwide.

Schumacher’s background and work experience are perfectly suited to the opportunity to capitalize on Skyhawk’s momentum and expand the company’s boating industry presence. He previously served as Director of Sales at boat monitoring pioneer Siren Marine during the company’s launch of its MTC 2 system. Schumacher’s marine industry experience stretches beyond recreational boating, as well, having worked in commercial sales for autonomous vessel leader Sea Machines Robotics and serving as Director of Sales & Marketing for commercial sidescan sonar innovator Klein Marine Systems.

“Carlton’s experience in marine industry sales and vessel monitoring and tracking technology is a direct fit with our vision for the Skyhawk Oversea business,” said Richard Shevelow, founder of Skyhawk. “He understands the sales channels and industry partnerships we need to cultivate to achieve new levels today, and also has an eye on the horizon and new ideas about what we can accomplish in the future. We are at heart a forward-looking technology company, and we welcome Carlton’s energy and input in this area,” added Shevelow.

Many in the recreational and commercial marine industries are familiar with Schumacher. His new office is open for business, where he can be contacted at (603) 851 4877 or