James Taylor - President & CEO, SKYDEX Technologies

For almost 30 years Jim Taylor has been focused on developing innovative and highly engineered products for a variety of technically demanding industries. As President & CEO of SKYDEX since 2014, Jim has focused the company on technology innovation, streamlining its development processes and expanding the applications of its technology portfolio. He is proud of the hard work and dedication of the SKYDEX team that is providing its customers with outstanding service and is developing new products for many military and commercial markets.

Educated as an electrical engineer, his early engineering work focused on the design of military, industrial and medical electronics. For the last 20 years Jim has been the President & CEO of public and private entrepreneurial technology companies providing electronic and mechanical products to military, medical and commercial markets. He has a successful track record of leading domestic and international teams to create a vision and strategy for a business, followed by effective execution of the strategy.


Non-Mechanical Shock Mitigation Solutions for Marine Seating and Decking

SKYDEX is a high-performance technology company that develops and manufactures customized cushioning solutions to reduce the effects of vibration and impact. Designed using highly durable materials, SKYDEX relies on its polymer structures, not trapped or pressurized air, for cushioning and impact absorption. As a leading supplier to the defence sector globally for over 15 years, SKYDEX technology is proven to excel in the harshest and most demanding conditions. From blast-mitigating decking installed in over 20,000 military vehicles to the primary impact-absorbing components in bomb suits, SKYDEX engineers its proprietary, geometry-based technologies to meet specific requirements that maximize both performance and durability.

SKYDEX Shock Mitigating Seat Cushion Inserts can be integrated in all types of marine seating, from jockey and bench seats on RHIBs to wheelhouse seating. Metrics demonstrate how cushions with SKYDEX Inserts reduce the effects of RS and WBV within the existing seat footprint and with no weight gain. Requiring no set up or adjustment and performing in multi-axes, SKYDEX cushions significantly improve shock mitigation and comfort for all sizes of seat occupants in a wide range of sea conditions. SKYDEX Seat Cushion Inserts are available in a range of tuned performance layers and thicknesses for new build or retrofit seating. SKYDEX Seat Inserts can also be used to optimize the performance of cushions on mechanical suspensions seats.

SKYDEX Shock Mitigating Boat Decking is available in a range of products and thicknesses, depending on the level of mitigation required. SKYDEX decking can be fitted on new boats or as a retro-fit solution to reduce the effects of shock and vibration for any craft. SKYDEX technology works by utilizing elastomers and proprietary geometries to create a multiphase spring that is engineered to react differently to various levels of impact and vibration. SKYDEX impact mitigating decking is installed on over 6,000 military, professional and commercial vessels.


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