As West Coast Sales Manager, Ross is tasked with building our presence in Canada and the US West Coast and making sure we are continually listening to and learning from our customers. In this Employee Spotlight, we catch up with Ross to chat about his experience so far and his thoughts on the future of the industry.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background
Before joining Fluenta, I spent the past 8 years with another global leader in the water space. We manufactured analytical software solutions and laboratory equipment to meet a heavily regulated Municipal and Industrial market space.
I am an avid runner. I’ve completed three Ironman events and I’m shooting for more.
How long have you been working at Fluenta and what is your role?
I have been with Fluenta for two action packed months, starting in April of 2019. Although I am new, my experience allowed me to hit the ground running. I am the West Coast Sales Manager, so I manage the US Pacific West Coast and Canada.
What does your ‘average’ day at work look like?
I am an “intrapreneur”, I run my own business within a business. My role is to analyse the Canadian and US West Coast for market size and potential. I am tasked with building our market directly and through a variety of partnerships. I thoroughly enjoy field sales, building relationships, learning applications and understanding the voice of the customer. My role is to build awareness and my mission is to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers regardless of sales channel.
What are you most looking forward to in your role at Fluenta?
I look forward to achieving a stable and progressive market in Canada. I am the first Fluenta associate in Canada and I look forward to seeing this market grow. As for the US Pacific West Coast; I am working towards developing this market as I feel the potential in this space is huge.
What do you predict for the future of Oil & Gas Technology?
This industry is so innovative there really is no limit to its capability and capacity to elevate, adapt and grow. I am optimistic about our industry in Canada as it navigates regulation and pipeline approvals. This sector will always find a way to bridge the goals of both energy development and environmental awareness.
What advice do you have for newcomers to the Oil & Gas Industry?
It needs innovative thinkers, young blood to invigorate new thinking in a new world. Beyond conventional needs of oil for energy, the next generation needs to think beyond and be open to new ways of leadership using a resource that is limited and yet so impactful on our economy, environment, technology and product development. Net zero is achievable, we need to continue to find ways to make it economical.
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