Strata Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Rispin to lead the launch of Strata’s new global division, Strata Tunnelling.
Rispin brings over 36 years of international tunnelling and mining expertise to the position, having spent decades working in upper management for companies such as BASF, Normet and Dyno Nobel. He will be joining the company as vice president – tunnelling.
He is a professional engineer with memberships in both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and The Moles organisation. He is currently the vice chairman of the Underground Construction Association of small and medium enterprises.
“Mike Rispin has had an unprecedented career developing new markets for existing companies. His wide range of experience in underground industries will allow Strata Worldwide to excel in becoming a key supplier to the global tunnelling industry. (Rispin) is an excellent addition to our global team,” Strata vice president – Americas Alan Henderson said.
Historically, Strata has sold multiple products into tunneling operations such as emergency refuge chambers, proximity detection, collision avoidance systems, internet of things (IoT) networking, automated environmental monitoring, and specialty chemicals.
The company is now looking to establish a stronger market presence in tunnelling, and offer a dedicated global product range, with technical support from Strata technicians and international distributors.
“Strata has been a leader in underground mining products and systems for nearly three decades, it is a natural progression for us to look to support the tunneling industry in the same way.
“We will continue to invest in industry resources to support Rispin and allocate research and development (R&D) funds to grow our product line,” Strata Worldwide president and chief executive officer Mike Berube said.