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Understanding mega-trends in critical national infrastructure

Sentir S2.1

Introducing the Sentir S2.1 manhole monitoring system

The S2.1 provides an effective means of monitoring a manhole infrastructure and provides instant alerts of manhole flooding, manhole lid removal or accidental manhole cover displacement.
GasMarshal natural gas detector

How can we improve natural gas leak detection?

Natural gas predominantly consists of methane (CH4) with small amounts of other hydrocarbons. Before being used commercially for residential or industrial heating and electricity generation, the gas undergoes processing to remove liquid and hydrocarbons to produce pipeline-quality dry natural gas.
Sentir monitoring could revolutionize wastewater management

Sentir monitoring could revolutionize wastewater management

Wastewater or sewage is water that is no longer required or suitable for use. It generally comprises rainwater runoff and waste from industrial and human activities including washing, bathing and sanitation.
A message from our CEO

A message from our CEO

With the ever-changing situation around Covid-19, I wanted to update you on the actions we are implementing to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff, associates and supply chains and to maintain business continuity.
Lights out at Utility Week Live

Lights out at Utility Week Live

If, like us, you had plans to attend Utility Week Live in Birmingham you may have been wondering if it would proceed in light of the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
MWC20 Barcelona

MWC20 – the end of the line

The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced the cancelation of #MWC20 in Barcelona due to continued concerns over the global Coronavirus outbreak following withdrawal over recent days by a number of the big-name exhibitors such as Ericsson, Sony and Amazon.
Collaboration is preventing manhole explosions and fires

Collaboration is preventing manhole explosions and fires

In America’s biggest cities, hundreds of manholes catch fire or explode every year, with the consequences ranging from serious injury to fatality. Even in the UK, more than 50 incidents a year are reported according to statistics supplied by the UK Health and Safety Executive.
Overhead Power Lines

Overhead Power Lines

Overhead power lines are used to transmit and distribute electrical power across long distances, forming a power or national grid. Steel tower structures, pylons or wooden poles suspend electricity-carrying conductors across a range of operating voltages.
New IoT system to prevent manhole cover explosions

New IoT system to prevent manhole cover explosions

UK engineering and design consultancy, Plextek has been working with US-based CNIguard to develop a new IoT-based system to prevent manhole explosions, primarily caused by bad weather and flooding interacting with aging underground power infrastructures.

Jonathan Taylor
VP Customer Delivery

Jonathan is an engineer and project executive with a combined 15 years of experience in utility, manufacturing, deploying, and implementing solutions utility and heavy industrial sectors. He was previously with Osmose Utility Services and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, after starting his career within Aerospace and Pulp and Paper. Jonathan holds an Executive Leadership Certification and a BSME from the Georgia Tech, as well as an active Project Management Professional license from PMI.

Jens Sterum

VP Business Development

Jens has over three decades of experience in international business development, specializing in complex technology sales. Spanning FMCG, logistics, security and utilities, his experience traverses EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Prior to joining CNIguard in the USA, he served as MD for a specialized company in industrial automation, having secured and managed a highly successful telemetry framework for the largest water utility in the UK . Jens has a BS in International Economics from Duke University and MS in Management and Organizational Development from University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Jim Darroch
Chief Technology Officer

Jim is a software development executive with 30 years’ experience in designing software and data solutions for Data/Telecoms, Industrial and IoT markets – with an emphasis on reliability, high availability, safety, and security. He has experience in building and leading software teams on a global scale for multiple large corporations (notably HP, Emerson and Honeywell) as well as several small/start-ups; establishing teams to quickly deliver innovative Software solutions. Jim holds a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Computer Science from Strathclyde University.

Stephen Rose
Chief Financial Officer

30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.

Chris Quire
Chief Executive Officer

Chris is an engineer and technology executive with over 30 years of global experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting wireless solutions in the utility and consumer electronics sectors. He was previously with Landis+Gyr and Comverge, after starting his career with Panasonic. Chris holds a MBA from Georgia State and a BEE from the Georgia Tech, as well as two patents.

Jason Wilson
Chief Commercial Officer

Jason is a seasoned sales and business development leader with over 30 years of global experience in high tech and wireless industrial internet of things with a focus on Smart Grid and Digital Oilfield solutions. He was previously with On-Ramp Wireless after starting his career in the United States Air Force. Jason has a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors in Astronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.