Strata Worldwide is excited to announce the opening of a new European office located in Saarbrucken, Germany. The new facility, which officially opened its doors on July 1, will be under the leadership of Managing Director Ian Turner. Turner comes to Strata from Northern Light Technologies (NLT) and brings more than 20 years of industry and technology experience to his position.
Turner is experienced in sales, business development, project management and global marketing and has a demonstrated history of working in high-tech niche markets. He has extensive experience within the underground arena, supplying mixed portfolios of products and technologies to the mining and tunnelling markets within the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) regions. With this strong background, he is ideally placed to head up Strata’s new European office.
“It has been Strata’s mission to expand and diversify in the markets of tunnelling and underground construction, hard rock mining and maritime,” states company President and CEO Mike Berube. “Each of these industries is very prevalent in Europe, so it makes sense for us to have a local presence there.”
Strata’s focus will be centered around its product offerings in the StrataConnect and StrataProtect product lines. These include versatile underground infrastructures for communication and Internet-of-Things (IoT) networking, environmental monitoring and machine learning, as well as proximity detection and collision avoidance, and emergency refuge chambers.
“I am extremely excited to bring the Strata portfolio of products to the European market,” says Turner, "It’s not just about delivering robust, made-for-purpose technologies; service and customer satisfaction are key to our success. Having a central European office will help us service our customers better, with a first-class product and exceptional support.”
To date, Strata has offices in the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., South Africa and Australia.