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Established in 1992

Who we are

Strata Worldwide is a global company of innovative systems, products, and services. We specialize in technologies that have been built for the rugged, highly active working environments found in the mining, tunneling and maritime industries

Our goal is to become a partner to our customers, not only supplying them with leading-edge technologies but also providing support and experienced insight gained from years of lessons learned.

Management

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  • Mike Berube
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mike Berube joined Strata Worldwide in early 2010. He brought with him over 20 years of experience in business management, sales, and product development. ...
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  • David Jenks
    Chief Financial Officer
    Dave Jenks joined Strata in January 2013, bringing with him extensive mining industry operation and financial experience. Prior to joining Strata he served...
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  • Tom Michaud
    Chief Technology Officer
    Tom Michaud brings a range of expertise to Strata Worldwide, with years of experience in the aerospace industry and extensive software and hardware develop...
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  • Dave Hakins
    Chief Technology Officer
    Dave Hakins has been a part of the Strata Worldwide team for over 10 years continuously evolving Strata’s line of Electronic Safety Products. Previously wi...
    Read full bio
  • Mike Walling
    President and General Manager Americas
    Mike Walling joined Strata in 2012 and in his time has been actively involved in the sales and business development of the HazardAvert proximity detection ...
    Read full bio
  • Ian Cillie
    President and General Manager of Strata South Africa
    Ian joined Strata in 2017 as General Manager of the company’s South African operations. Ian brings over 20 years of Southern Africa mining industry experie...
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  • Tony Napier
    President APAC and Managing Director of Strata Australia
    Tony Napier is an executive-level professional with over 30 years of experience in leading companies to achieve extraordinary results in global mining and...
    Read full bio
  • Ian Turner
    President and Managing Director of Strata Europe
    Ian Turner joined Strata in July 2022 to lead the new European office, based in Germany. With more than 20 years in the industry, Ian is experienced in sal...
    Read full bio
  • Ian Cadieux
    General Manager of Strata Canada
    Ian Cadieux joined Strata in September, 2020 as the Business Development Manager in Canada. Ian came to Strata with over 16 years of experience in mining a...
    Read full bio
  • Banzi Giyose
    Director of SP Mine Safety (SA)
    Banzi Giyose is a South African businessman and mining entrepreneur with world-class competencies relating to mining-specific acquisitions, capital raising...
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  • Mike Rispin
    VP of Global Tunneling
    Mike Rispin joined Strata in December 2020 as lead to Strata’s new global division, Strata Tunneling. Mike brings over 36 years of international tunneling ...
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  • Mike Berube
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mike Berube joined Strata Worldwide in early 2010. He brought with him over 20 years of experience in business management, sales, and product development. ...
    Read full bio
  • David Jenks
    Chief Financial Officer
    Dave Jenks joined Strata in January 2013, bringing with him extensive mining industry operation and financial experience. Prior to joining Strata he served...
    Read full bio
  • Tom Michaud
    Chief Technology Officer
    Tom Michaud brings a range of expertise to Strata Worldwide, with years of experience in the aerospace industry and extensive software and hardware develop...
    Read full bio
  • Dave Hakins
    Chief Technology Officer
    Dave Hakins has been a part of the Strata Worldwide team for over 10 years continuously evolving Strata’s line of Electronic Safety Products. Previously wi...
    Read full bio
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  • Mike Walling
    President and General Manager Americas
    Mike Walling joined Strata in 2012 and in his time has been actively involved in the sales and business development of the HazardAvert proximity detection ...
    Read full bio
  • Ian Cillie
    President and General Manager of Strata South Africa
    Ian joined Strata in 2017 as General Manager of the company’s South African operations. Ian brings over 20 years of Southern Africa mining industry experie...
    Read full bio
  • Tony Napier
    President APAC and Managing Director of Strata Australia
    Tony Napier is an executive-level professional with over 30 years of experience in leading companies to achieve extraordinary results in global mining and...
    Read full bio
  • Ian Turner
    President and Managing Director of Strata Europe
    Ian Turner joined Strata in July 2022 to lead the new European office, based in Germany. With more than 20 years in the industry, Ian is experienced in sal...
    Read full bio
  • Ian Cadieux
    General Manager of Strata Canada
    Ian Cadieux joined Strata in September, 2020 as the Business Development Manager in Canada. Ian came to Strata with over 16 years of experience in mining a...
    Read full bio
  • Banzi Giyose
    Director of SP Mine Safety (SA)
    Banzi Giyose is a South African businessman and mining entrepreneur with world-class competencies relating to mining-specific acquisitions, capital raising...
    Read full bio
  • Mike Rispin
    VP of Global Tunneling
    Mike Rispin joined Strata in December 2020 as lead to Strata’s new global division, Strata Tunneling. Mike brings over 36 years of international tunneling ...
    Read full bio

Mike Berube

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Berube joined Strata Worldwide in early 2010. He brought with him over 20 years of experience in business management, sales, and product development. Before joining Strata, Mike served as Director of Global Data Solutions for Argon ST, now Boeing. While at Argon ST, he led a business unit that successfully won and completed several DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) programs focused on wireless communications, wireless networking, and satellite communications. In addition, Mike leveraged technology developed for the U.S. Government and transitioned it to industrial applications such as Mining, Oil and Gas.

With this business management and technical experience, Mike has played a key role in developing the novel Electronic Safety Products Strata now offers. As President and CEO, Mike directs upper management in core business strategies and oversees the corporate road-map for future expansions.

David Jenks

Chief Financial Officer

Dave Jenks joined Strata in January 2013, bringing with him extensive mining industry operation and financial experience. Prior to joining Strata he served for 16 years at Joy Global as a Corporate Controller and Manager of Commercial Accounting , Global Product Director, Regional Sales and Operations Manager.

In his position at Strata, Jenks is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its timely financial reporting and transparency, and multiple corporate duties including controllership, treasury, and economic strategy and forecasting

Tom Michaud

Chief Technology Officer

Tom Michaud brings a range of expertise to Strata Worldwide, with years of experience in the aerospace industry and extensive software and hardware development skills. Prior to joining Strata in 2010, Tom served in leadership positions such as VP of Engineering for Stellar Satellite Communication, co-founder and VP of Product Development at Skymate, and Director of System Engineering at ORBCOMM. He also headed up the development of flight software for ATK Space Systems. Tom holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA. As CTO, Tom is responsible for overseeing all strategic and operational aspects of Strata Worldwide’s electronic offerings.

Dave Hakins

Chief Technology Officer

Dave Hakins has been a part of the Strata Worldwide team for over 10 years continuously evolving Strata’s line of Electronic Safety Products. Previously with Argon ST, Dave applied his experience across an array of engineering disciplines to the development of rugged tracking, wireless communication, and diagnostic products for the construction, logistics, oil, and mining industries.

Dave has a BSEE from Lehigh University and MSEE from Virginia Tech. His hands-on career spans a wide array of roles and development of systems used around the globe in space, sea, land, and underground. As CTO, responsible for Strata’s organically developed products, Dave leads Strata’s Electronic Safety engineering team with a passion for product reliability, innovation, and a focus on the customer experience.

Mike Walling

President and General Manager Americas

Mike Walling joined Strata in 2012 and in his time has been actively involved in the sales and business development of the HazardAvert proximity detection and collision avoidance product line. He has served as the General Manager of HazardAvert in the Americas and managed the company’s global distributor network. With a strong drive for generating new business, interfacing with people and focusing on company growth, Mike was promoted in 2022 to President and General Manager of all U.S. product lines for Strata Worldwide Americas.

In this role, Mike is responsible for the Americas P&L, business development and strategic growth for all the company’s product offerings.

Ian Cillie

President and General Manager of Strata South Africa

Ian joined Strata in 2017 as General Manager of the company’s South African operations. Ian brings over 20 years of Southern Africa mining industry experience to his position. Serving as the sales and marketing director for Joy Global South Africa and managing director for SKF Southern Africa, Ian accrued extensive knowledge and valuable experience in managing business operations and product distribution into both coal and non-coal markets. Ian’s focus is to enhance and streamline Strata’s product development, sales, and distribution.

Tony Napier

President APAC and Managing Director of Strata Australia

Tony Napier is an executive-level professional with over 30 years of experience in leading companies to achieve extraordinary results in global mining and tunnelling markets. With a background in communications and electronics, combined with a master’s degree in Business Administration, Tony has a proven track record in developing, implementing and guiding growth strategies in the METS sector. His core areas of expertise are in sales management, customer satisfaction, financial management and empowering highly capable teams.

As President APAC and Managing Director Tony is responsible for Strata’ strategy implementation, operations and complete business activities throughout the APAC region.

Ian Turner

President and Managing Director of Strata Europe

Ian Turner joined Strata in July 2022 to lead the new European office, based in Germany. With more than 20 years in the industry, Ian is experienced in sales, business development and global marketing and has a demonstrated history of working in high-tech niche markets.

Ian has extensive experience within the underground arena, supplying mixed portfolios of products to the Mining and Tunnelling markets within the EMEA regions.

Ian Cadieux

General Manager of Strata Canada

Ian Cadieux joined Strata in September, 2020 as the Business Development Manager in Canada. Ian came to Strata with over 16 years of experience in mining and tunneling operations, eight of which were with Boart Longyear as Global Commercial Manager. Prior to that, Ian practiced corporate commercial law for seven years at a private practice in Ottawa, Canada. Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Banzi Giyose

Director of SP Mine Safety (SA)

Banzi Giyose is a South African businessman and mining entrepreneur with world-class competencies relating to mining-specific acquisitions, capital raising, and the development of resource studies/exploration across different commodities.

Giyose is co-founder and vice president of BG Global (Pty) Ltd and chairman of BG Global (LLC) New York, USA, and a director of several unlisted firms.

He’s a director of SP Mine Safety (SA) Pty Ltd. (Strata South Africa) and works closely with Strata management to further grow and develop the business across the South African mining markets.

In July 2021, SP Mine Safety officially announced a transaction to bring on BG Safety (Pty) Ltd as its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) equity partner. BG Safety is an affiliate/subsidiary company of BG Global (Pty) Ltd and SP Mine Safety is the South African entity of Strata Products Worldwide LLC

Mike Rispin

VP of Global Tunneling

Mike Rispin joined Strata in December 2020 as lead to Strata’s new global division, Strata Tunneling. Mike brings over 36 years of international tunneling and mining expertise to the position, having spent decades working in upper management for companies such as BASF, Normet and Dyno Nobel.

Mike is a professional engineer with memberships in both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and The Moles organization. He is currently the chairman of the Underground Construction Association of SME.

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Three decades of growth and innovation

Through our worldwide facilities, we have established a portfolio of product offerings that includes both Strata's novel, IP-protected technologies and systems, and a comprehensive range of partner-company original products and solutions.

Strata has worked diligently to establish and grow a diverse customer base, providing proven and reliable products, high quality service and tireless customer support.

We are globally situated and focused. With brick-and-mortar facilities in several countries and a network of qualified distributors throughout the world, Strata offers worldwide expertise at a local level.

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Support

If your company has operations in several countries and locations around the globe....

It is key that you choose a supply partner with the experience and resources to support all your locations. Choosing a supplier that has worked on several continents and within many countries can save you significant time and money managing the complex regulations of governmental agencies and developing reliable supply chains.

Strata’s global experience allows us to take best practices from one operation and country to the next and we know that having local offices means local-level expertise and faster response times.

“Our experience is your advantage. We design our products and systems strategically so they can be adapted to uses and operations in multiple locations. Our goal is become a true partner to our mining operators, providing insight and advice we’ve gained in other parts of the world.”

Mike Berube
CEO, Strata Worldwide