Edward J. (Ed) Saade is president of Fugro USA and regional director of Fugro’s Marine Division in the Americas. Appointed in 2014, he currently oversees a staff of 1300, operating from eleven primary offices located from Alaska to Brazil. He has over 40 years of surveying and engineering services experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed Ph.D. courses and research in marine geophysics at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics. He is a California Professional Geophysicist and is an author/co-author of over 70 reports and studies related to seafloor geology and sub-bottom conditions.