Pivotel Appoints Chris Harry Thomas as Director of Agriculture to grow Precision Agriculture Partnerships Globally

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New position brings satellite and cellular connectivity solutions to agritech customers globally with focus in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

With Pivotel’s unique position as a provider of both the underlying satellite communications and sophisticated services for agriculture, we will keep businesses and communities connected, providing real-time data to improve every facet of their operations and minimize risk.

Pivotel America Inc. (Pivotel), the fast-growing satellite and cellular communications company, today announced the expansion of its agritech connectivity business with the appointment of Chris Harry Thomas as Director of Agriculture and Forestry for Pivotel. The new role serves to accommodate rapid growth while growing operations for its agritech customers and partners. He is an arable farmer and agronomist with a wealth of knowledge on a diverse range of crops in various differing regions of the world.

Pivotel serves the agritech industry by delivering complete managed solutions like the Farmbot service, that use a combination of satellite communications and cellular, supporting customers with a local engineering presence and access to global management and support.

“The decision to grow our global business serving agricultural customers was a natural one, based on our long-standing businesses providing communications, asset tracking, and satellite automation to farmers, ranchers and natural resources customers globally, plus a rapidly expanding customer base in Europe,” said Robert Sakker, President, Pivotel America Inc. “Chris Harry Thomas is the right person to lead our expansion with decades experience in precision agriculture, creating significant benefits in reducing costs and increasing yields for customers.”

Pivotel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pivotel Group Pty Limited, the Australian based global satellite communications company. Pivotel's suite of satellite and mobile technologies enable remote connectivity via satellite phones, satellite data modems, personnel and asset trackers, IOT sensors, docking kits, machine to machine (M2M) data terminals and specialist maritime communications. Pivotel services provide exceptional value and functionality for satellite users - these include some of the world’s most popular satellite services:

  • Tracertrak for lone-worker and asset monitoring
  • XGate satellite services for email, weather forecasting and social media
  • RedPort satellite voice and data optimization including email and weather services for rural and maritime satellite communications users
  • LTE connectivity with backhaul connectivity from towers or mobile towers

Pivotel is currently developing new partnerships in the area of agritech, including cropping, livestock, aquaculture, environmental, forestry, vertical farming and related logistic disciplines. Pivotel services are global and new growth is targeted for the following regions:

  • South America – Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
  • North America – US and Canada.
  • Asia-Pacific – Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

“I have been involved in finding, developing and integrating a comprehensive range of precision farming technologies into a wide variety of farming and forestry operations worldwide, including sensors related to weather and soil, drones, hyperspectral cameras, crop specific algorithms and specialist software,” said Harry Thomas. “With Pivotel’s unique position as a provider of both the underlying satellite communications and sophisticated services for agriculture, we will keep businesses and communities connected, providing real-time data to improve every facet of their operations and minimize risk.”

About Pivotel
Pivotel is an American subsidiary of Pivotel Group Pty Limited, an Australian-owned international company founded in 2003 with locations all over the world - in the United States, LATAM, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
For more information on how Pivotel is keeping you connected through satellite communications, visit https://www.pivotel.com .

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