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Vortex IoT welcomes new head of sales

A Swansea-based Internet of Things (IoT) company has appointed a brand-new Head of Sales as part of its ambitious expansion plans.
Vortex IoT welcomes former senior international B2B business development director and sales professional Steve Jones to its team in Swansea Bay. Steve, who specialises in complex software solutions (SaaS / PaaS) and customer premises equipment (CPE), brings over 16 years’ experience of international business development to Vortex.
Vortex IoT has built a reputation of finding innovative solutions to a wide range of problems faced by businesses, designing retro-fit products which meet the often extremely challenging needs of a variety of industries. Alongside its south Wales headquarters, the pioneering technology company recently opened a satellite office in Singapore, expanding its reach into the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Founded by CEO Adrian Sutton, CTO Behzad Heravi and finance and COO Nick Beckett, Vortex IoT is made up of a highly-skilled team of engineers with expertise in emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. Vortex’s unique cost effective IoT-based solutions to date include a secure, self-healing mesh network, an Air Quality Measurement (AQM) platform, an AI rail safety device and integrated smart parking optimisation. Its developments often provide a solution for harsh environments where conditions are hostile, power supply is limited, AI is needed, or data security is critical.
With an enviable list of existing customers and partners including Tata Steel, Network Rail, Qatar foundation (2022 world cup), Steve will be responsible for driving additional revenues from new business development, existing accounts, plus growth of Vortex’s channel partner network. The Abergavenny resident said of his appointment: “I am extremely excited about joining such an innovative, Welsh, IOT technology company and look forward to contributing to Vortex’s rapid growth.”
Adrian Sutton said: “We’re thrilled that Steve has joined our thriving team and look forward to him doing what he’s best at.
“We are committed to building on our national and international growth, and know that Steve will help us in raising awareness of our business and our unique, innovative IoT solutions. We have exciting plans for the coming months and 2020 and know that Steve will play a big part in ensuring we fulfil these objectives.”
Vortex IoT recently secured an investment by the Development Bank of Wales which will allow them to pursue ambitious growth plans which includes growing its current workforce from 15 to 30 by the end of this year.