RINA President joins Silverstream Technologies as Chief Technology Officer


Silverstream Technologies, the market leader in air lubrication technology for the global shipping industry, has announced the appointment of Catriona Savage into the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Catriona will lead the continued development of the innovative Silverstream® System and will further develop the sector-leading technical centre-of-excellence built by Silverstream Technologies. The new role will lead on Product Development and Application Engineering and all aspects of product quality, safety and performance.

Catriona joins Silverstream following a successful career at BMT as Technical Assurance and Capability Director, where she oversaw the business’s global Maritime, Environment, Defence & Security, Asset Management & Sustainment functions. Catriona is also President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and is an Honorary Professor at UCL Mechanical Engineering, having previously held the position of Ministry of Defence (MoD) Chair in Naval Architecture.

Catriona’s depth of experience across maritime and engineering disciplines, both in industry and in academia, will further enhance Silverstream’s existing strong technical capability and help to advance the performance and uptake of its proven air lubrication technology. Her expertise in leading large, diverse engineering teams, utilising the right tools and processes to provide assurance of engineering excellence, will be an ideal fit within Silverstream’s innovative and collaborative working culture.

Catriona Savage, CTO, Silverstream Technologies said: “Silverstream’s technology is making a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the shipping sector today. Technological innovation is at the heart of the business and I look forward to the challenge of balancing the considerable demand for the technology with forward-looking investment and development in Silverstream’s people, R&D and future product roadmap.”

Noah Silberschmidt, Founder & CEO, Silverstream Technologies, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Catriona onboard with us at this exciting time of fast growth for the business. The appointment of such an accomplished industry leader will further cement Silverstream’s credentials as a market-leading maritime technology company. Catriona will enable us to reach new heights with the innovation, research and development of our Silverstream® System, and we will all learn and benefit from her technical expertise.”