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TE Connectivity (TE) SEACON Exhibiting at OTC 2017

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oil and gas market.


May 1st – 4th 2017


NRG Park

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  • The MUX connector series

TE Connectivity (TE) SEACON Exhibiting at OMC 2017

OMC 2017 headerComplete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC), to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oil and gas market.


29th to 31st March, 2017
Pala de Andre,

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  • The MSS connector series

TE Connectivity (TE) Has a Brand New Expanded Outside Sales Team Ready to Service the Marine Oil and Gas Market

Rochester Expanded Outside Sales Team – News Bulletin

TE has enhanced its’ industry presence with the expansion of its’ outside sales team and now benefits from the industry knowledge, experience and expertise of TE’s SEACON sales colleagues who have been trained to support Rochester Cable products.  Whether your interest is a bespoke one off special, or a standard stock cable, the sales team is ready to assist you with the benefit of their combined SEACON and Rochester Cable product knowledge.

Sergio Mendez
20 years experience
Susan Beckwith
30 years
Mike Michulka
17 years
Isauro Villalobos
15 years
Joey Jost
15 years
Daniel Zenero
7 years

Sergio Mendez

Senior Global Business Development Manager – Marine, Oil and Gas (MOG)

Mobile: +1 (713) 775-8814


Sergio has been with SEACON, now part of TE Connectivity, since September 2008. As MOG Senior Business Development Manager, he coordinates business development activities for SEACON Advanced Products, LLC whilst also promoting the complete range of SEACON connector products, working with both the outside and inside Sales teams to ensure customer needs are met. Before joining SEACON, Sergio worked on TE’s Rochester Cable products in outside Sales for electro/optical mechanical cables. In the past, he has also been with Halliburton working for downhole Wireline tools. Sergio is a member of the Subsea Fiber Optic Monitoring steering committee. The group is responsible for setting the standards for future subsea architectures. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf.

Susan Beckwith

East Coast Account Manager – Marine, Oil and Gas

Mobile: +1 (401) 413-1135


Having worked in the connector industry for 20 years, Susan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Subsea/Harsh Environment community within the Defense, Oceanographic, Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy and Commercial Submersible markets. Based in Rhode Island, Susan works within TE Connectivity on SEACON, Rochester Cable and DEUTSCH connectors as the MOG Outside Sales Account Manager to the Eastern portion of the US.

Michael Michulka

Account Manager – Gulf Coast Region – Marine, Oil and Gas

Mobile: +1 (979) 270-3368


Mike started with SEACON in January 2013. Mike is a graduate of the Institute of Electronic Science at Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Prior to joining SEACON, Mike spent over 8 years with Danish based MacArtney, Inc., performing sales and service out of the Houston, Texas office. His work history also includes 8 years in the land and marine Seismic Industry working for both Sercel Inc. and Syntron in a Field Service Engineer role.  His experience also includes automation and control systems working for Electronic Power Design, Inc.  Mike was heavily involved in the installation and commissioning of the drilling control systems and pipe racking control systems on the Glomar Jack Ryan and C. R. Luigis drilling ships during their fabrication in Northern Ireland.  Experience also includes working as an Engineering Technician and later the Production Support Manager for Sigma-Genosys, a Biotechnology company located in The Woodlands, Texas.  He has recently retired with 20 years of service to the State of Texas in the Texas State Guard, 8th Regiment, Civil Affairs, performing various roles within the organization.

Isauro Villalobos

Account Manager – Marine, Oil and Gas

Mobile: +1 (979) 270-2024


Isauro has been with SEACON since March 2016, as MOG Account Manager for the Gulf Coast Region. He is committed to delivering exceptional customer service, as well as providing technical solutions to all our customers. Isauro has an Associate Degree in Electronics. Prior to joining SEACON, he worked in the Oil and Gas industry, performing technical sales and services out of Houston, Texas. He brings over 12 years of experience in Marine Electronics, ROV sensors, Oceanographic and Geophysical systems.

Joey Jost

Account Manager – Marine, Oil and Gas

Mobile: +1 (619) 654-0007


Joey joined the SEACON Sales team as MOG Account Manager, Western USA in early October 2014. Joey lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area for many years where he graduated from San Francisco State University and started his sales career in Silicon Valley. Joey’s background in the Marine, Subsea and Nuclear industries came from Remote Ocean Systems (ROS) over the last few years in San Diego. His vast knowledge of the ROV and Nuclear markets will help support existing customers and uncover incremental business opportunities for our expanding portfolio, led by SEACON, Rochester Cables, and DEUTSCH connectors. Joey’s 17 years of sales experience will make him a great fit for our MOG team.

Daniel Zenero

Account Manager – Marine, Oil and Gas

Mobile: +1 (979) 270-0996


Daniel has been with SEACON since September 2015. As a key MOG Account Manager at SEACON he is committed to delivering an Extraordinary Customer Experience.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Distribution Engineering from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the MOG team he worked at Cameron and One Subsea, part of Schlumberger Limited, within their subsea productions system, specializing in subsea trees, manifolds, controls, wellheads and flowline connection equipment. He also served four years in the US Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman specializing in electronics and hydraulics.



TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –

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TE Connectivity (TE) SEACON Exhibiting at Underwater Defense & Security 2017

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Underwater Defense & Security 2017 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the defense market.


6th to 8th March, 2017
Portsmouth Marriott Hotel,
Southampton Road, Portsmouth,

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TE Connectivity (TE) SEACON Exhibiting at Oceanology 2017

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Oceanology International North America 2017 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oceanographic market.


14th to 16th February, 2017
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA, USA
Booth #A55

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Popular Configurations of our 55 Series Now in Stock



Popular configurations of our 55 Series are now in stock.

Please contact us for up to date availability at or call +44 (0) 1493-652733.

Parts available include:

    • 5506-1504
    • 5506-1508
    • 5507-1504
    • 5507-1508
    • 5507-2008
    • 55A1-1503
    • 55A1-1508
    • 55A1-2006
    • 55A1-2008
    • 55A1-2013
    • 55A1-2420

Many other parts also now available. Call or request a quote today. 

TE Connectivity’s (TE) SEACON Product Range to be Showcased at Oceanology 2017


TE Connectivity (TE) will be exhibiting at SEACON booth #A55 at Oceanology 2017 in San Diego, California, USA.  One of the many products being showcased at this ocean technology event is TE’s SEACON 55 dry-mate connector series.  These connectors have been developed for a variety of applications, including remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s), umbilicals, underwater cameras and diver communications.  The SEACON 55 series benefits from a design incorporating features, such as gold plated contacts with contact band interface technology.  The product line also boasts industry standard compatibility and reliable sealing technology.

SEACON is part of TE’s growing portfolio of innovative brands within the marine oil and gas market, which also includes brands such as DEUTSCH and Rochester Cable. These brands will also be featured at the booth. TE will also showcase its SEACON OPTI-CON series of optical hybrid dry-mate connectors, SEA-MATE wet-mate connectors and rubber molded connectors at the show.

For more product information, a free catalog CD, or to request a quote please visit SEACON’s Information Request page.

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‘The Shell Stones Development’ – Custom-Engineered Electrical and Fiber Optic Connectors from TE Connectivity



Royal Dutch Shell’s innovative concept for the Stones FPSO includes a detach­able buoy turret mooring (BTM) that can release production risers and umbili­cals in advance of extreme weather con­ditions and reconnect afterwards. This capability required custom-designed electrical and fiber optic connectors on the umbilicals and turret stab plates that could disengage and reconnect reliably, safely and repeatedly. TE Connectivi­ty’s (TE) SEACON and DEUTSCH com­bined portfolios were able to meet this unique challenge.

TE offers one of the widest range of dry- and wet- mate connectivity solu­tions available in the market and has developed innovative technologies to support FPSO applications such as this since the early 2000’s. For the Stones project, Royal Dutch Shell relied on TE to provide the low voltage and high volt­age electrical connectors and fiber optic connectors for the stab plate inter­section between the FPSO and BTP and used similar low voltage and fiber optic connectors for the BTB moni­toring system.

Demanding Application

The dry-mate EX-Mate LV electrical con­nectors and wet-mate HydraLight fiber optic connectors had to be certified as explosion proof because they would be installed in a Class I, Zone I hazardous location on the vessel. Connectors had to be designed to mate correctly under all possible stab plate misalignment con­ditions. The robust design ensures that the connectors function and maintain their integrity under high load condi­tions while connected to the 180-ton, 3,000m-long umbilical cables. When dis­connected from the FPSO, the BTM will be submerged.

Both the EX-Mate and EX-HydraLight connectors were supplied in super duplex material. Within the HydraLight connector, engineers used a new com­pensation fluid with no flash-point and changed the pressure compensator to withstand higher thermal expansion. A portable oil fill station was developed for connector maintenance, and test connec­tors were designed to verify fiber optic channel performance.

Extensive Testing and Certification

TE worked closely with Royal Dutch Shell and ExVeritas Limited to create a comprehensive connector qualification test program to certify the fiber optic and electrical connectors for use in a Class I hazardous area. TE also qualified two separate Royal Dutch Shell-pro­vided cables and their integration with connector assemblies through extensive physical testing.

TE also supplied SEACON connec­tor/cable assemblies for the top stab plate for installation at the turret suppli­er’s location. TE’s DEUTSCH technicians worked at the umbilical supplier’s facili­ty to install the connectors to the cables using a proprietary moulding process.

Collaboration and Support

At the outset of the project, TE worked with Royal Dutch Shell to create a com­prehensive functional design specifica­tion to capture all engineering require­ments. TE’s SEACON Engineering, R&D, production and supply chain groups sup­ported the project from initiation to final installation. Amidst the technical com­plexities and pioneering requirements, the project was expertly administered. TE’s broad experience across all connec­tivity mediums and technologies serving Marine Oil & Gas applications – includ­ing seven previous FPSO projects — served as a critical asset toward the proj­ect’s success.

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Extend the Mission with Space and Weight-Saving Interconnection Solutions for Harsh Marine Environments


With any Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations, reliability in a wide variety of conditions and depths is a key must have.  With exploration and other vital operations in the sector venturing ever deeper and in a variety of harsh conditions, the integrity of cable and connectors has never been higher on the agenda.  With Rochester Cable and SEACON 55 Series and WET-CON connectors reliability and integrity are assured, which is no more than you would expect from one of the global leaders TE Connectivity (TE).

For more information on cable and connector solutions for ROV applications, contact a TE Marine, Oil and Gas (MOG) Center today.



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