Scotty Sparks is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Helix, having joined Helix in 2001. He served as executive vice president–operations of Helix from May 2015 until February 2016. From October 2012 until May 2015, he was vice president–commercial and strategic development of Helix. He has also served in various positions within the Helix robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore, Inc., including as senior vice president from 2007 to September 2012. Mr. Sparks has more than 30 years of experience in the subsea industry, including as operations manager and vessel superintendent at Global Marine Systems and BT Marine Systems.