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Bob Lyons, Ph.D.

NDPA Board Member

Bob received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1971. He is co-founder of SkyWave Electronics Ltd. and Square Peg Communications ( Square Peg manufactures mobile satellite and aeronautical terminal communications equipment and test systems. Bob started Terrapin Communications ( in October 1998 to market a new product he conceived to break the silence of drowning, Safety TurtleĀ®. In 2004 he won the ManningInnovation Award, sponsored by Noranda Inc. [Canada], for his safety innovation. Terrapin sold the Safety Turtle business in 2012.

In addition to managing Terrapin, he has been an advocate of technology to help reduce backyard pool drowning of young children. He was a member of the ASTM Committee that drafted the Standard for Pool Alarms, and has written articles and given seminars on aquatic alarms and layers of protection for backyard pools.