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Tyler Schilling

Tyler Schilling

President, TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics

Tyler Schilling is co-founder and the retired president of TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics. In 1985, he co-founded Schilling Robotics with Wes Gerriets with the vision of providing productive tools for remotely working in the deep ocean. 

The introduction of Schilling manipulators changed the capabilities of remotely operated vehicles and are currently used in 95% of subsea work. TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics now delivers work-class ROVs to more customers than all other manufacturers combined.

Schilling is an innovator, advocate, and sought-after speaker for the expansion of remote technology on the sea floor. Under his leadership, the company’s passion for excellence and focus on customer success, established a worldwide market supplying systems to virtually every operator of subsea ROVs. In 2019, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers awarded Schilling its Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award for demonstrating “management and motivational skills, entrepreneurship, innovative methods, and outstanding leadership.”

Articles by Tyler Schilling
Smitten Engineers or Love at First Sight of a Solution?
Entrepreneur Tyler Schilling has felt the pain of engineering heartbreak – falling in love early with a solution only to realize later in the project that the idea you are wedded to is fundamentally flawed. The cure for developing an early crush on solutions is set-based design but implementing it takes a change in company culture, as he explains in this candid iterview. More »
A Great Company Culture Takes Purpose
If you’re determined to move your culture from good to great, listen to CEO Tyler Schilling as he describes two behaviors that, in his experience, are most effective. More »