Schilling Robotics Makes Subsea Systems in Shingle Springs
At first glance, Shingle Springs seems an unlikely location for a company that manufactures undersea robotic systems. Shingle Springs is at least two hours away from the Pacific Ocean. The products manufactured by Schilling Robotics operate 6,000 meters, or 19,685 feet, undersea, said Schilling Senior Vice President of Operations Paul Whalen in an interview at the Shingle Springs facility. “So deep, no one comes remotely close,” is a company slogan.
Starting a high-tech manufacturing business in northern California
Company headquarters is in Davis, also not a seaport. It is, however, the hometown of founders Tyler Schilling and Wes Gerriets. “Anyone who does a start-up now will want to have it close to where they live,” said Whalen.
Schilling and Gerriets founded Schilling Robotics in 1985. Schilling had worked for Hydroscan in San Diego as ...