About

Saxon Remote Systems in McPherson, Kansas was launched in November 2014 by the owners of OceanTech LLC, a provider of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to marine and offshore industries. The company will specialize in a wider variety of remote system technology platforms, geared for aerial, sub-surface and marine applications. Saxon originally formed to provide unmanned aerial services to existing clients of OceanTech as well as a broader range of pertinent industries around the world.   Remote technology has been the basis behind both companies drawing upon the 20+ years of experience of the CEO John Ferguson.  Saxon took a new approach to the market as the need for Saxon Remote Systems

Sophisticated Presence:

 

As more and more entries into this field take to the skies, a defining feature that will distinguish competitors is the degree of integrity displayed when it comes to certifications, safety and delivering on commitments. Saxon features equipment, systems and crews that are fully trained in safety and HSE (Health Safety Environment) / QMS (Quality Management Systems) and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) manuals are maintained and demand strict adherence to protocol that reduces risk for all parties and ensures higher performance and satisfaction versus providers that do not ascribe to such standards.

 

Saxon and affiliate OTS owner, John Ferguson, has over 20 years of experience servicing clients from around the world, providing superior deliverables in a professional manner. He has a reputation around the world as being a professional leader, communicator, innovator and knowledge resource who has organized the company to deliver superior performance to enterprises that build infrastructure projects as well as existing multi-million/billion-dollar enterprises operating offshore and onshore.

 

 

John Ferguson
Chief Executive Officer

John Ferguson has more than 25 years of experience in the field of remote system technology subsea. Ferguson is a former US Marine and Gulf War veteran, commercial diver and submersible vehicle pilot who has taken Saxon Remote Systems global. He holds two provisional patents on remote technology and is the author of the Kansas UAS (SkyCentral) training manual at Central Christian College JV “Sky Central.  Ferguson has traveled to over 70 countries around the world sharing the knowledge and fostering new technologies and immersing himself in to the local culture.  Ferguson is an expert communicator, public speaker and true leader. 

Tom Phillips
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Phillips is an experienced professional skilled in general and financial management, business development, and supply chain management.  His professional acumen has focused on growth opportunities, improving ongoing operations, acquisitions, integrations, turnarounds, and restructuring.  He possesses a unique combination of business and technical expertise that allows him to excel at communicating across diverse disciplines and organizational functions.  Experience creating growth, profitability, and meeting strategic objectives in various business cultures.  Significant international business experience.  Middle Market and NYSE Listed firms in Marine, Oil & Gas, Energy, Manufacturing, Distribution, Hospitality, and Professional Services.  B.S. Nuclear Engineering (University of Virginia) and MBA (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia). He lives in Miami Florida.

Guy Barni
Chief Operating Officer

Guy brings over 29 years of military, professional, and entrepreneurial experience to Saxon.   He is a dynamic leader who has spent the past 18 years in the business world following a successful Air Force career. Prior to joining Saxon he was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fluidity Technologies, Inc., a technology innovation company focused on redefining movement through 3-dimensional space, and Global Demand Manager for the Composite Products Division of ShawCor, a Canadian Energy Services firm manufacturing composite linepipe for the Oil and Gas industry with annual revenues of $1.9B.   Guy’s professional and entrepreneurial career has spanned Technology, Finance, Oil and Gas, Energy Services and Data Science primarily in Sales and Operations. Prior to his business career Guy served 12 years as a U.S Air Force Operations Officer and Instructor Pilot in multiple aircraft.  He planned, scheduled and executed worldwide deployments and combat flight operations, managed global logistics networks, military supply chains, and strategic airlift flying squadron’s operations centers, operating missions 24/7 around the globe, responsible for over 500 squadron personnel and approximately $12B in aircraft assets.  Guy is a combat pilot having earned the Air Medal for completing 44 successful combat missions during the Bosnia-Kosovo War. Guy graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Operations Research and received his Executive MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Bruce Goodwin
Director of Operations

Bruce Goodwin – Director of Operations

Mr. Goodwin has acquired over 20 years of managerial, investment and consulting experience with extensive oversight of planning, arranging, leading and sustaining technology and business start-ups, corporate pivots and capital improvement projects from inception to successful implementation.  Areas of expertise include executive coaching, venture funding, operations management, system integration, and project management.  He has provided over his career mission critical guidance regarding acquisition of investment capital, strategic decision making, supply chain management, resource allocation, contracts administration and innovation engineering solutions. Industries from his background include multiple sectors of Technology Development, Construction, Real Estate Development, Hospitality, and Medical Facilities.  B.A. and MBA in Business Administration (Wichita State University and Temple University).