Greg is the Founder of Eco Marine Power and is responsible for new concept designs, product development, system design, strategic alliances and marketing.
His design or concepts include the Aquarius MRE System, EnergySail, Tonbo Hybrid Ferry, Medaka Solar Eco Commuter Ferry, Aquarius Eco Ship & Aquarius Marine Robotic Vessel (MRV).
Before founding Eco Marine Power, Mr Atkinson spent approximately 12 years in the telecommunications industry where he held senior management roles for a number of major multinational companies in Australia and Japan. During this time he managed several complex technical projects including large national mobile network deployments. He also held positions in areas such as project management, product management, product development, network support and marketing.
Prior to his career in the telecommunications sector, Greg spent 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy in the electronics engineering branch and served onboard the destroyer escorts HMAS Derwent & HMAS Stuart.
Greg holds an MBA, a B.Sc (Elec Eng) an Associate Diploma in Electronic Systems Maintenance and is a qualified radio fitter/mechanic. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST).
He first started working in Japan in 1997 and after several moves between Australia & Japan, finally settled in Fukuoka in 2007 (having also lived in Tokyo and Yokohama). He is originally from Sydney, Australia.
Greg is also the Managing Director of Ohori Capital Pty. Ltd.