MARSS develops innovative marine and land-based solutions for asset protection and saving life using integrated sensor surveillance and proprietary software.


MARSS technology leadership is founded on over 10 years of research and development collaboration with the European Union, defence agencies, NATO, academia and industry.

  • Headquartered in Monaco with teams in UK and Italy
  • Land-based fixed assets protected: Including head of state residences, ports, military sites, special forces, critical infrastructure, Olympic Games
  • Current military vessel and superyacht projects: Cumulative >2,000m in length overall
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Johannes is CEO and founder of the MARSS Group with over 12 years experience in the software development sector.

In 2003 Johannes started his first marine venture, followed in 2005 with the founding of the MARSS Group, specialising in the development of innovative technologies for asset protection and saving life.

In 2010 Johannes sold a minority share in MARSS to Sonardyne, following which he sold the company to FLIR Inc., the NASDAQ quoted company in 2014, while continuing as CEO. The opportunity to undertake a management buyout enabled Johannes to take back full ownership of MARSS in 2015.

As CEO and founder, Johannes continues to drive growth with MARSS further establishing its technology leadership in the C2 market.


Rob is Senior VP Sales at MARSS with decades of experience in underwater defense and security.

A former aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy, he served his commercial apprenticeship at BAE Systems before entering the maritime technology industry in the oceanographic, oil and gas sectors.

As head of sales for QinetiQ Maritime from 2001 – 2004, he built the team behind the Cerberus Sonar system. As a Board Director at Sonardyne from 2004 to 2013, Rob led the investment into Wavefront in 2008 and MARSS in 2010 building the sonar engineering and commercial teams.

Rob joined MARSS in 2013 as part of the acquisition by FLIR systems. Rob has delivered over 40 integrated system projects worldwide.

DOUG BOIT, VP Engineering

Doug is Senior VP Engineering at MARSS with a career in software engineering spanning over 30 years. Doug’s experience covers a broad range of sectors including shipping, insurance and point-of-sale systems.

Co-Founder and former Technical Director of COR STP Solutions, Doug was the principal architect of ‘Salerio’ an award-winning processing product designed specifically for investment managers.

Doug joined MARSS in 2008 to lead all technical research and product development bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience.


Alberto has over 15 years experience in research and development programs for the Defence Industry having worked for the Italian Navy (1998-1999), the University of Pisa (1997, 2000) and the NATO Undersea Research Centre (2000-2009).

Alberto is an expert in digital signal and image processing in the following domains: remote sensing, underwater acoustics, infrared systems. He is author of more than 40 scientific publications and he has a strong reputation in the sonar community. Recently he focused his research on Maritime Domain Awareness programs.

Alberto is also the founder of NSIGHT, a SME providing scientific and technical consultancy and joined MARSS in 2010 as Senior VP Science.

WILFRED VERKLEIJ, Project Director

Wilfred is the Project Director at MARSS and is responsible for the implementation of large scale infrastructure and maritime projects.

An experienced project manager, Wilfred has worked for over 30 years in the maritime industry specializing in IT systems, security and business development.

Being a licensed captain, Wilfred has operated both motor and sailing vessels and cruised extensively in Europe, USA, Pacific and the Southern Ocean.