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Milpitas, California – Oct 2, 2018 –Today Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC) announces the formal incorporation of Sierra Monitor South Africa. The office, located in Johannesburg, provides engineering and customer support services to SMC worldwide. In addition to his responsibilities as Sierra Monitor’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Bennie de Wet is the managing director of the new organization.
“The incorporation of our office in Johannesburg is another milestone in Sierra Monitor’s growth and evolution as a company,” said Jeff Brown, SMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Bennie and his team have been an invaluable engineering resource for SMC for more than ten years, and I’m pleased to have them formally join Sierra Monitor.”
Sierra Monitor has benefited from Bennie’s team of exceptional engineering and support talent since 2005. By formalizing the structure of SMC South Africa, both the employees and company benefit by aligning corporate objectives on continued growth as well as obtaining more direct oversight of research and development activities.
“This is an exciting time for all the engineers in the Sierra Monitor South Africa office as well as for SMC and me personally,” said Bennie de Wet, Chief Technology Officer and managing director of SMC South Africa. “The office is ideally located to provide support to SMC’s growing European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian customers. Plus, we have some incredible engineering talent helping to fuel our growth in cloud-connected IIoT and Life Safety systems.”
About Sierra Monitor Corporation
Sierra Monitor Corporation addresses the industrial and commercial facilities management market with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that target facility automation and life safety requirements.
Sierra Monitor’s Sentry IT flame and gas detection solutions address the facilities and life safety segment and are used by safety managers to protect facility personnel and assets. Tens of thousands of Sentry IT branded controllers, sensor modules, and software are installed at facilities such as natural gas vehicle fueling and maintenance stations, wastewater treatment plants, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, parking garages, and underground telephone vaults.
The company’s FieldServer brand of protocol gateways and SMC Cloud target the facility automation segment and are used by OEMs and system integrators to enable local and remote monitoring and control. With more than 200,000 products, supporting over 140 protocols, installed in commercial and industrial facilities, FieldServer is the industry’s leading multi-protocol gateway.
Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Sierra Monitor was founded in 1978 and has been a public company since 1989. By combining its distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the IIoT market expansion.
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