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Join us in our April meeting!

"Robotics and Automation - Transforming Subsea Services"

Thursday, April 18th


SPEAKER: Matt Ondler President/CEO Mechatronics Inc. (HMI) Houston, TX TOPIC SUMMARY: Houston Mechatronics is developing a transforming subsea robot capable of doing Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of subsea assets.The new type of vehicle can perform work without the need of a tether or topside support vessel, dramatically changing the economics of subsea services. The presentation will highlight the development of Aquanaut, its current status, and its potential in the marketplace. SPEAKER'S BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Ondler has over 30 years experience in engineering, management and leadership in both government and industry. He is currently the President/CEO and co-founder of Houston Mechatronics Inc. (HMI) a fast growing robotics and intelligent automation company. HMI has doubled revenue for each of the last three years and has grown from a three-person start-up to fifty engineering staff developing and commercializing a host of robotic technologies and applications. Mr. Ondler served 28 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Johnson Space Center. Mr. Ondler left NASA as the Assistant Director of Engineering responsible for all Advanced Project Development across the Agency. Prior to that assignment he served five years as the Division Chief of the Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division, the organization renowned for its leadership and innovation in robotics. While at NASA he was the recipient of NASAs Outstanding Leadership Medal and Exceptional Achievement Medal. After leaving NASA and prior to forming HMI, Mr. Ondler served as a senior executive at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, a $600M/yr engineering services company, performing business development, strategic planning, program management, and led corporate innovation initiatives. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA in finance from the University of Houston.

Advanced ticket sales  start this week and end at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16thYou can purchase tickets for the event through Brown Paper Tickets.   Regular tickets are $35, students are $15.  Tickets at the door are $50, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.


Meeting will be held at:

The Forest Club

9950 Memorial Drive (Near Chimney Rock)

Social Hour: 5:30 pm
Dinner Buffet: 6:15 pm
Presentation: 7:15 pm


ASME meetings are open to all. Membership is encouraged but not required to attend. Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates will be available to participants at the conclusion of the event.


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Our ASME South Texas LinkedIn Group is growing!  We continue to build our membership on today's hottest Professional Network.  We are looking for a few people who would be interested in becoming Admins to help with keeping the site up to date with informative articles on Mechanical Engineering here in Houston.  There is also a Job Board, so as you become aware of positions, please post them up.  This is a great way to become involved and connect with other ASME members in the Houston Area.  Join the conversation today!

Out With the Old, In With the New


 ASME South Texas wants your old magazines! ASME South Texas supports High School STEM education through the distribution of Mechanical Engineering Magazines and other technical periodicals.  This program is one of the most popular in the area, as the magazines help inspire future engineers. Your magazines will make a real difference by helping students reach their potential as future engineers! Please bring those magazines to our meetings throughout the year.

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