Our Team

John Fiotakis CEO

John Fiotakis is noted as a pragmatic innovator who has conceptualized and produced a number of innovative products and solutions for marine related industries. The Fiobuoy is a result of John’s forward-thinking following a fishing boat incident in 1985. His original idea was for a floating yoyo to combat the obstacle of surface marker buoys and he was surprised to find no-one had thought of it before. The Fiobuoy range is now well established being utilized mainly in Defence and Marine Research markets.

John has an extensive background in operating small businesses, and as a sales representative for a number of different businesses. With his previous sales experience he has been able to gain acceptance for the Fiomarine products globally.

For the past twenty years, John has also owned and managed a large and successful independent retail business in Hobart, Tasmania. John is the Treasurer for the Tasmanian Maritime Network, Vice President of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Industry & Defence Network, a Director of the Tasmanian Independent Wholesalers and President of the Cretan Brother Hood of Tasmania.

Learn more about the boating incident that started it all.


Mike Shegog Technical Director

Mike has 20 years experience in technical and engineering related roles mainly related to electronics. At Fiomarine Mike leads Research & Development and mechanical and electronics design and his technical expertise was paramount to the development of the Fiobuoy range and Fio GMS1000 gas management system. Mike has a strong creative flair that he channels into directing and managing R&D and Production activities for Fiomarine. He helps solve complex, real-world problems that enable world-class products to be built and delivered to discerning customers such as defence organizations.

Prior to his involvement with Fiomarine Mike formed Pro-Instrumentation as an engineering services business which consults to a variety of industries, including Aquaculture, Scientific and Food Processing.

Mike is also Director and Production Manager of Maygog Publishing providing technical and graphic design support and services to new authors.

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